MEET THE TEAM

The team offers a professional, tailor made physiotherapy service, with Chartered and State Registered physiotherapists. We provide a comprehensive physiotherapy service in a variety of settings including clinics in Knowle and Hampton in Arden, clients homes, nursing homes and local gyms.

All of our experienced therapusts have worked extensively in the NHS, in addition to providing physiotherapy for Charitable Trusts, The Royal Ballet School, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Stroke Association.

Physiotherapy Solutions treats clients with pain and stiffness, reduced movement, muscle imbalance, impaired function, poor mobility and instability.

The musculoskeletal service provides a complete package from detailed assessment, biomechanical analysis and personalised treatment programme to advice in home exercise and management for all individuals from amateur athlete to elite.

The neurological rehabilitation programme promotes individuals with neurological injury or disease to maximise their full potential, improving their quality of life, raising their functional independence and facilitating maximum long-term recovery. We can also provide maintenance programmes for those with progressive or long term conditions. Both adults and children with acquired brain injury are treated, with spinal cord and head injuries being an area of specialism. The physiotherapy programme can run concurrently with NHS physiotherapy, we have very good links with local hospital therapists to provide the very best therapy package for our clients.

All of the physiotherapists are members of The Chartered Society Of Physiotherapy, and are registered with the Health Professions Council.

Emma Fitter
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Neurological Rehabilitation:

 

Formerly Emma Flaherty, MCSP, HPC. Qualified in 1987 in Birmingham. More than 25 years of experience in neurological rehabilitation both NHS and private practice. Special interests include spinal cord and acquired brain injury in both adults and paediatrics.

Emma works extensively with case managers and solicitors in complex disability cases throughout the legal process. She also undertakes medico-legal reports for both the claimant and defence, and has carried out medico-legal reports for more than 15 years. In addition Emma acts as a Consultant Neurological therapist for Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull providing rehabilitation for the in and out patient neurological caseload. Emma is a highly skilled Bobath trained therapist with additional skills in FES, hydrotherapy, Pilates, Myofascial release and exercise prescription.

Emma is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested In Neurology and The Medico-Legal Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists.


 

Alison Batchelor
Senior Clinical Neurological Physiotherapists

 

Alison graduated from the University of Ulster with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 1989 and gained a broad experience in the NHS before specialising in neuro-physiotherapy. She has particular expertise in the treatment of stroke, spinal cord and brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease and elderly rehabilitation. For several years Alison ran the physiotherapy service at a Regional Spinal Injury Centre, which was devoted to the treatment and rehabilitation of patients following spinal cord injury.


 

Zoe Hurley
Senior Clinical Neurological Physiotherapists

 

Qualified in 1996 BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from Manchester. Zoe has worked extensively at a large teaching hospital in Birmingham for more than 15 years specialising in neurology since 1999. Zoe has vast experience in acute neurological rehabilitation with adults of all ages presenting with a variety of conditions including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, and Parkinson's disease. Part of her career has included working at a Community Unit for Brain Injured Clients. One of her areas of interest is that of working with clients with complex rehabilitation need following multiple injuries or prolonged illness. Zoe is also Bobath trained using a functional approach to treatment, working with clients to achieve common goals.

Zoe is also a member of the Association Of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested In Neurology.


 

Joanna Smith
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

https://www.jo-physioknowle.co.uk/

 

Qualified for more than 25 years, with wide and varied experience in both the NHS and Private Sector of Health Care. Specialities include

  • Trauma & treatment of soft tissue injuries

  • Sports injury management, previously involved with support of elite sports men and women including ice skating and gymnastics

  • Working in the field of classical Ballet at local Ballet School, education and prevention of injury

  • Movement analysis and biomechanics is a key element of her practice

  • Orthopaedics-treatment of joint pain and spinal pain

  • Late stage complex orthopaedic rehabilitation

Mayfield, Solihull Road, Hampton in Arden, B92 0ET

07814 454926

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