The Incredible Doctor Guttmann

Year: 2012

Start Date: 4 November

Production Company: Karen Simpson Productions

Genres

Drama

Author: Nicholas McInerny

Director: Charlotte Westenra

Company:

Rosie Armstrong, Robert Bradley, Nick Chambers, Andy Dear, Holly Ridley

Background to Production:

No Information Available

Items of Interest in the Programme:

The Playwright wrote about how Dr Ludwig Guttmann's simple ideas about how physical movement could help rehabilitate patients led directly to a revolution in rehabilitation and those first Games for the Paralysed in July 1948 at Stoke Mandeville.

Other items / issues of interest:

Personal Account - "One of the great things about Stoke Mandeville was the way it affected the international treatment of paraplegia. By the 1950s physios were coming from around the world to train here and Guttmann had introduced an education al programme for the doctors accompanying the teams running parallel to the games.