- Speciality: physiotherapy.
- Sub-Specialty: paediatrics.
- 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.
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.
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).