Neurological PhysiotherapyAnnie graduated in physiotherapy from St Thomas’ Hospital, London, in 1986.
She has specialised in neurology for over 20 years and gained a Master’s degree in Neurorehabilitation.
In 1999, Annie worked as a Clinical Specialist at The Regional Rehabilitation Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, before spending seven years at The Royal Free Hospital where she led the neurological physiotherapy team.
During this time, she was also the physiotherapy representative involved in writing the National Clinical Guidelines for Rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury.
Part of me that has been lost has returned. It’s given me a new confidence, new horizons. Thank you.
Mr S suffered a stroke and took part in a CIMT programme designed by Annie to improve the use of his left arm.
As a private practitioner, Annie now combines working as a clinical mentor for Leonard Cheshire Disability with working as a trainer for Harrison Training, writing courses in neurological rehabilitation which she teaches to predominantly NHS therapists countrywide. She also works with individuals with neurological problems within her private practice.
Annie will accept referrals from patients with a wide variety of neurological conditions including stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis and incomplete spinal cord lesion. She aims to work with patients towards their goals which may include improving fitness, functional ability and independence.
Annie is also one of the few practitioners in the country to specialise in constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT), a ‘boot camp’ programme for patients who want to improve the function of a weaker arm.
Annie is amazingly passionate about her work. Her dedication and enthusiasm are infectious. My illness is challenging but she never lets me give up and is constantly coming up with new ideas to help. Enrolling on a physiotherapy programme with Annie has been a major turning point and given me much to look forward to.
As with CIMT, treatment and programmes offered by Annie seek to harness neuroplasticity, encouraging the development of new pathways in the brain, with the underlying principle of ‘use it to improve it.’
Annie is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.