My name is Christopher Chamont; I am a retired civil servant and veteran of World War II. I am disabled with severe mobility and neurological problems resulting from spinal and lung injuries received while serving in the Royal Navy. In 2012 my condition deteriorated to wheelchair mobility - consequently apart from a declining quality of life I was suffering from muscle loss and general laxity. I have been an NHS patient at the Limehouse Practice in the London borough of Tower Hamlets for many years and my GP, Dr Giles Leefield, recommend I contact Ability Bow.
This I did and attended an assessment with Mohammed who designed a ten-week program of exercises to strengthen my muscles and improve balance for aided walking. He is my personal trainer and I am his 'client' for one-hour sessions up to twice a week. The cost to me of this wonderful service is £4.50 per time, including use of fitness equipment!
The result has been a remarkable, almost incredible, improvement. I can now walk aided for up to 40m and general muscle control has returned to my arms and torso. I also feel physical and mental wellbeing, and improvement in daily health (a condition that makes me very happy).
I cannot speak too highly of Ability Bow's dedication and success; not only in my case - their reputation spreads with every client. Looking at it from an economic angle, and bearing in mind the looming crisis due to age and infirmity of patients in the NHS, charities such as Ability Bow must be providing substantial savings to the national institution. Any financial help that could be injected into such organisations must be cost-effective.
Long may they last !