Physiotherapy Scholarships

The benefits of activity based physiotherapy post spinal cord injury are well documented. Physically active individuals with SCI reduce the risk of secondary issues such as respiratory illness, pressure sores and urinary tract infections. Having professional help from an experienced neuro physio can manage problems such as spasticity, chronic pain and weight gain. There’s also things like preventing bone density deterioration and muscle wastage to consider.

In addition to the physical benefits above there are also huge phycological gains to be had. Just ask Marrianne. Setting goals and seeing progress in the gym have been life changing for Marrianne. Dedication and opportunity are key.

“Marrianne has the dedication of an Olympic athlete” – Andy Galbraith, Prime Physio Founder & Former Captain in the British Army Physical Training Corps.


Whilst you don’t have to be as dedicated as an Olympic athlete to reap the benefits of good physiotherapy, having the opportunity to learn how to look after your body post paralysis is crucial. Unfortunately the cost associated with long term physiotherapy is a massive hurdle for many.

Our scholarship programme is designed to help individuals with SCI, living in the UK, access activity based physio. It’s designed to give some help and guidance to those facing up to the life changing paralysis.


Prime Physio is an award winning specialist therapy centre with a focus on spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. Marrianne has enjoyed working with Prime since they first opened their doors and its been the home of our scholarship programme since 2013.

Short term – We have a short term programme for individuals who live too far away to visit weekly. The course is designed to give some guidance and input to take away and work on at home. We have had short term scholars visit from all over the UK.

Long term – Our long term programme is designed to help individuals access Prime Physio weekly, long term.

If you’re interested in our programme and Prime, drop us a line. (


In recent years we have enjoyed expanding our physio support for individuals with SCI at other centres in the U.K.

Since 2019 have sponsored a number of individuals to enrol in the ‘Life after paralysis’ course run by our friends at Gym Possible in Newcastle, in association with the Neural Pathways therapy team.

In 2020 we also sponsored our first scholar to work with the Flex Health physio team in Hull and hope to expand this in 2021.

Watch this space!

The RST Physiotherapy Scholarship Programme
The RST Physiotherapy Scholarship Programme.