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Lifetime Achievement Award for Physiotherapist Dedicated to Helping Patients

Friday, November 30, 2018

A neuromuscular physiotherapist has been honoured by Muscular Dystrophy UK for her dedication in the field of neuromuscular disorders. 

Marina Di Marco, Principle Neuromuscular Physiotherapist has been awarded the Inspire Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with children and adults with muscle conditions throughout the West of Scotland. 

Based at the Royal Hospital for Children, she undertakes research, teaching and clinical work in this field and is a published author of her research work. 

Marina is an international speaker and works closely with charities to teach and develop an understanding of neuromuscular disorders.  She has a particular interest in the availability of new drugs and therapeutic interventions as part of the treatment and management process for patients diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder. 

But first and foremost Marina continues to lead in physiotherapy research in the West of Scotland. 

Kevin Hill, Director of Women and Children’s Directorate, said:  “We are very proud to have Marina as a member of the Paediatric Physiotherapy staff based in Royal Hospital for Children and delighted she has been recognised by colleagues throughout the UK in this way. 

“She is a dedicated professional who works extremely hard to ensure that both adults and children with muscle conditions get access to the treatment, care and support they need for their condition.” 

Marina also accepted the post of Lead Clinician for the Scottish Muscle Network the first Allied Health Professional to hold the position for a Managed Clinical Network. 

ENDS 

For further information either telephone 0141 201 4429 or email [email protected]

Pic: Marina with her well deserved award.

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