GCU helped form Giraffe Healthcare as a start-up social enterprise to deliver high quality, personalised physiotherapy through an online platform.
With an extensive library of exercise videos, an exercise diary and online access to therapists, the treatment can vary in response to any changes in the clinical condition.
The company works with physiotherapists in the public, private and third sectors, in the UK but also overseas in Canada and Ghana to ensure that physiotherapy is available to people, young and old, depending on their need, not their circumstance.
Lorna Paul – Giraffe founder and GCU academic – recently published a paper in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation showing that six months of web-based physiotherapy exercise was cheaper than six months of usual care for people moderately affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Giraffe was incubated in GCU’s incubator space, UHatch.
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