STEPS Rehabilitation is delighted to announce that Lucy Greensmith, Specialist Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist, has won the Frank Williams Academy Healthcare Professional of the Year Award at the Spinal Injuries Association's 'Rebuilding Lives' Awards on the 13th June. 

In addition to Lucy's remarkable achievement, STEPS Rehabilitation was also named runner-up in the SCI Team of the Year Award, further acknowledging the team's dedication and excellence to spinal cord injury rehabilitation. 

These prestigious awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups within the spinal cord injured community. They celebrate those who inspire others through their work, hobbies, or during their rehabilitation journey. The awards were presented during the Spinal Injuries Association Conference. 

The Frank Williams Academy Healthcare Professional of the Year Award honours an experienced and exceptional healthcare professional who has significantly contributed to the SCI community, going above and beyond their role. 

The outstanding Spinal Cord Injury Team of the Year Award is presented to a team that has made a substantial difference to SCI care or treatment in healthcare, rehabilitation, or other SCI settings. 

Lucy Greensmith's dedication to spinal cord injury rehabilitation is evident in her extensive background. She qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2003. Her career began with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, where she discovered her passion for neuro rehabilitation, particularly spinal cord injury rehab. Over her 18-year career with the NHS, Lucy has worked in stroke rehabilitation, both acute and post-stroke, for four years. She has spent more than 11 years at the Sheffield Princess Royal Spinal Injuries Centre, developing her skills in neuro splinting and SCI rehabilitation techniques, and learning how to help individuals live well with a spinal cord injury. 

Last year, Lucy joined the team from STEPS Rehabilitation to deliver a workshop at RehabWeek 2023,in Singapore titled ‘How Advancing Technologies Complement Clinical Practice in Specialist Residential Rehabilitation, An Exploration of Practical Application and Protocol Development. 

STEPS is immensely proud of Lucy and the entire team for their unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those with spinal cord injuries. Award wins and shortlisting's are testament to their hard work, expertise, and dedication.