Liver Scan and Awarness Event
by Manny

You are invited to a free drop in liver scan and awareness event being held at the Urban Health and Fitness Gym in Christchurch on the 25th November from 9:30am - 1pm. The event will be staffed by our own RBH Liver Team who will be on hand to offer help and advice on how to look after your liver. They will also be making use of a mobile fibro scan for the first time in Christchurch! The purchase of a mobile liver scanner has been made possible by a very generous donation from Christchurch Rotary Club for which we are very grateful. Urban Health and Fitness have very kindly offered use of their space for free.

If you would like a free scan please do not eat for 2-3 hours before the scan so no breakfast until after!

Please help us promote this event amongst your staff, members and contacts so we can have a good gathering of people!

For more information you can contact Sara on: 

Senior Community Fundraiser Bournemouth Hospital Charity Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 7DW
Telephone: (01202) 704060 E-Mail

6 Facts about the liver & liver disease 

1. The liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself.

2. The liver filters over a liter of blood each minute, removing toxins such as air pollutants, pesticides, cigarette smoke, environmental chemicals, alcohol, and prescription and non-prescription drugs.

3. Cirrhosis is the irreversible condition marked by the accumulation of scar tissue in the liver. Cirrhosis can be caused by alcohol consumption, hepatitis, right-sided heart failure and other conditions.

4. While alcoholic hepatitis is found mostly in alcoholics, it also occurs in people who are merely social drinkers.

5. Liver disease often develops undetected over years, without obvious symptoms. Many people are diagnosed with liver disease after abnormalities are detected during routine blood tests.

6. Permanent liver damage can be the result of excessive chemical or toxin exposure. This damage can manifest as chronic liver disease, cirrhosis and liver tumors.

Written by Manny

It started with a passion for fitness!

At the age of 17, Manny qualified as a fitness instructor and worked in a large multinational health club. Eager to learn about this industry he went on to university obtaining degrees in physiology and sports science from Leeds University, a YMCA personal training qualification and a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon’s University, qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2005.

The next four years he was a rotational physiotherapist at Royal Salford Foundation Trust, implementing his skills in a variety of settings and departments with the hospital. Promoted into more specialist role Manny soon moved to Derby City PCT and worked with local GPs to manage people’s musculoskeletal pains.

He then progressed to working with the military and obtained the team lead role at Bovington Camp in Wareham. Whilst running a busy and complex department he obtaining more specialist qualifications in orthopaedic medicine, injection therapy and acupuncture. Manny observed very high standards of physiotherapy and rehabilitation within the military and wanted to transfer these services to everyday people.  So 2012 Urban Health & Fitness was created by Manny with the sole aim of doing this. 

Manny now specialises in treating people with complex back pain and particularly people suffering with pain after back surgery. He actively engages with people, organisations and companies to reduce the incidence of back pain for the long term. He aims to ensure that all organisations no matter how big or small can prevent their staff from the epidemic that is spreading.  

Manny also advises and sits on two boards for a medium sized social enterprise company in Hampshire who deliver a range of care, dental, well-being and transport services throughout the south of England.  He is also on executive team member for the Christchurch Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

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