|Special clinical interests||Neurological Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Pre/Post SDR Therapy, Genetic Syndromes, Brain/Nerve Injury, Hypotonia/Hypertonia, Developmental Delay, Talipes, Torticolis, Dyspraxia/DCD (particular clinical interest), Musculoskeletal Conditions, Hypermobility, Poor Balance/Co-ordination|
|Current NHS post||Locum paediatric physiotherapist at Black Country Partnership NHS Trust|
|Year of first medical Qualification||2005|
|Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies||Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, Health Professions Council|
Professional profile: I qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Hertfordshire back in 2005 and began my career at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton before specialising in paediatrics in 2007.
I have benefitted from a wide variety of experience in both the hospital and community settings and as a result I have a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of paediatrics.
I have a particular passion for developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) /dyspraxia and have run many DCD clinics in different settings in both the NHS and independent clinics. I have also run NHS hydrotherapy clinics over the years and can access pools around the region if required.
Personal profile: I wanted to set up Sutton Coldfield Childrens Physiotherapy because I wanted to be able to continue working on my passion but also flexibly around my own family of 3 children. Also, whilst the NHS physiotherapy services are fantastic, I know that sometimes families would like to see a physiotherapist more quickly or more often than what the NHS can provide. Everybody is different. I love the fact that by providing a service I can offer communication and control to families over their childrens care.
I love to educate children and families about their conditions (mostly I learn from them!) and welcome questions at any time. Healthcare can be a minefield of jargon, which can be very intimidating for some. A line that most of my patients have heard from me is "we like to say long Latin words to make ourselves sound clever!" and so I like to ensure that I speak in as plain English as possible (though I do like to show off with a few Latin words).