We are so excited to welcome Sue Kent to talk to the conference about her profession. As a result of the Thalidomide drug, Sue has short arms, which means she cannot use her hands to massage. She started to use her feet in massage 9 years ago and have been developing skills and techniques over this period. She researched the market place looking for existing techniques but found none that used just feet and toes to give body massage. So she developed the techniques for real no hands massage. as a result of the Thalidomide drug, Sue has short arms, which means she cannot use her hands to massage. Sue is a member of the Sports Massage Association.
Orla Duncan is a Nurse Practitioner in paediatric psychology at the
Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. She will be one of our
speakers at the Reach Family Weekend in Bristol. She works closely with the Consultant Hand Surgeon and Specialist Hand Physiotherapist. The main difficulties that she is asked for help with, when a baby is initially referred to the service, are talking to friends and family about their child with an upper limb difference and worries about how their baby will cope in the future, specifically in relation to their concerns about the possibility of their child being teased.
The full line up of speakers on Saturday 21st October will be (in no particular order!);
Sue Kent and