Christina Peak MCSP BSc (Hons)

Speciality Physiotherapy
Sub-SpecialtyPaediatrics
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 postLocum paediatric physiotherapist at Black Country Partnership NHS Trust
Year of first medical Qualification2005
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies   Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, Health Professions Council

Background Information

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).