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Blue Haven helps Doug return to his surfing passion

Blue Haven regularly refers clients to Bai Med Physiotherapy for rehabilitation needs.

Doug, a Kiama local, has been our Home Care Support client for many years. Blue Haven made a referral for Doug to attend physiotherapy sessions at Bai Med in Kiama.

Doug used to be an avid surfer, but unfortunately had to give up his passion when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Bai Med Physiotherapists worked with Doug to improve his strength and balance, with a goal to get Doug back into the water.

After much perseverance (and with assistance from his Physiotherapists Ryan and Sam), Doug was finally able to return to the surf at South Bombo Beach.

Way to go Doug, your perseverance is an inspiration to us all!


Letter from Doug below:

“Blue Haven has been providing services for me over some years. I have had Parkinson’s for 24 years. I have been working on strength and balance with Ryan, Physio from Bai Med. At last Ryan suggested we go surfing on the 31st May. We did!! As the photos show us with Ryan and Sam. Ryan plans to take me out again. I am so grateful to Ryan who is a great inspiring physio who helped me achieve my goal. Blue Haven’s girls take me out walking and visiting many great places around Kiama and surrounds I am so happy with these two services”.

-Douglas Heslop


8th Sep 2022



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