Nathan Heath's Recovery.

  • Published on: 28 January 2019
  • By: Office Department

Nathan had fallen from a ladder whilst he worked, as a self-employed gardener this caused financial worries. He was left with a severe foot inversion, here’s his story of how he got back on his feet. 

The BMI Edgbaston Hospital helped Nathan on his road to recovery after his local hospital couldn't provide the support he needed. He was disappointed, however the hospital pointed him in the right direction to aid his recovery.

"My consultant at the time advised me they could do no more for me there and recommended Ms Deepa Bose for correction surgery which may involve an ilizarov frame, fixed externally to my leg. I was so disappointed following my first operation to find out that it had not worked and wished the frame could have been used in the first instance. Being a self-employed gardener of course meant I was not earning whilst being off work so felt the need to have surgery sooner rather than later as the risk of further injury or complications was too high.”

Physiotherapy helped Nathan during his recovery and was pleased with the results and shocked with such a great outcome. 

“As soon as possible, I got booked in for regular physio with Ross who was very helpful and got the joint moving in no time at all. He also gave me a number of exercises to do at home. Ms Deepa Bose and I have been very pleased with the outcome and looking back on how things were a year ago we never imagined my movement would be this good ever again.” 

He is now back to his normal self working as a gardener which is what he loves most but also is happy he can support his family again.

“We have been a little late for a beach holiday this year but I can't wait to be running in the sand with my 10 year old daughter again. I’m back at work now and have felt hardly any fatigue or aching pains considering my job is such a physical role."

Nathan went on to say to Robert Hall "I hope this sends a positive message to people to never give up on what you enjoy!"

For more information please visit BMI The Edgbaston Hospital.