Force: South Yorkshire
Position: Traffic Officer
Year’s service: 14 years (always within S Yorks)
Teena was injured during an on duty routine operation, travelling to court for a warrant, when she heard cries for help and witnessed a shoplifter wrestling with security guards who had chased the female shoplifter thorough town. Teena stepped in to help and the female shoplifter became violent towards her, ending up in a prolonged restraint whilst other officers came to assist. During which time, injury arose to her back and having been referred through her GP for private physiotherapy which she has been receiving for some time now has received little benefit from.
Having been to the Police Treatment Centres previously for post operative treatment, she had built up good relationships with the physiotherapy team and as such, being fairly local asked if they would be able to review her injury.
Teena was soon referred as an outpatient, and upon being seen by one of the PTC therapists it soon became apparent that she had previously been misdiagnosed and was sent to the hospital for an MRI scan to correctly identify the problem. Local seditation injections were also recommended and thus offered, however following the scan it was clear an operation would be needed and Tina was scheduled in for surgery on 19 July 2012.
Following the operation, a two week inpatient visit was scheduled for Teena to attend the PTC, just two weeks after her operation.
When asked about her thoughts of the treatment received whilst at the PTC, Tina responded by saying;
“I really am 100% improved, the place is amazing! I even feel that I could now go out for a run! I have taken part in a variety of different activities, including acupuncture, which was a bit unusual but totally knocks you out and great for helping with pain, to hydrotherapy, pilates etc. The whole place is great, and the food is out of this world
“All the staff are amazing, this place is better than a 5 star hotel, I can’t thank everyone enough
Teena advised that she was currently off work sick, recovering from the operation and was likely to go back on light duties whilst she waited for the second part of her operation, following which another visit to the PTC was likely.