Being a carer is tough. Even those who do it professionally and receive a wage are obliged, in most parts of the world, to scrape by on low incomes with low social status. Often people take it because it's the only work they can get. Kate (Karen Sillas
) has led a troubled life, experiencing problems with alcohol and family breakdown, but she does, at least, enjoy her work, and she seems to be good at it. She bonds quickly with new patient Laura (Kristen Renton
) who has a mobility impairment caused by the spinal damage referred to in the title and now compounded by a shoulder injury. But she's not good at following rules and when Laura starts flirting with her, boundaries quickly become blurred.Suzanne Guacci
's multi-layered drama is a bit of a mixed bag. There's an unfortunate shortage of chemistry between the leads which means that the film's rushed.