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Kay earned her First Class Honours Degree in Physiotherapy from India in 2001 and was at the top her graduating class. She then went on to do a Post Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation where she graduated with First Class. She was awarded the Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate for Civil Law and Procedures in December 2015. Kay is a qualified expert professional witness and writes medicolegal reports for the process of court proceedings as per civil procedure rules and part 35 of practice direction for experts. Alongside, she runs a busy independent therapy practice assessing and treating children and young adults with complex neurological and orthopaedic conditions.

Kay worked as a Specialist Physiotherapist in orthopaedic and limb reconstruction team at Sheffield Children& Hospital, where she worked closely with the orthopaedic team managing paediatric orthopaedic, limb reconstruction and spinal conditions. She also worked at York Hospitals NHS and Lancaster NHS Trusts and developed management pathways for children with developmental co-ordination difficulties, worked closely with the orthopaedic team managing idiopathic tip toes walkers, managed by serial casting and post-Botox rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy. She started private work in April 2011 as team lead in an independent therapy practice. She was involved in establishing the paediatric service, managing a complex case load and long term rehabilitation of patients in a multidisciplinary set up. Her role involved referral triage, assessment, training, service development and treatment. During this period, she worked closely with Consultants, case managers and legal teams across the Yorkshire and Lancashire regions providing specialist physiotherapy service to children and young people with acquired neurological conditions, head injuries, multiple trauma in various personal injury and clinical negligence cases.

Kay has the following post graduate training

Cardiff University Law School Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate
Bobath Training
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
Electrical stimulation and muscle therapy system
Elastic Therapeutic Taping in Paediatrics
Managing Challenging and Difficult Patient Interactions
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Paediatric Advanced Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management with AFO Footwear Combination
Ilizarov Pre and Postoperative Rehabilitation
Sports Injury Management in Children and Adolescents
Paediatric Get on the Ball Training
Postural Management and use of Specialist Equipment in Paediatric Neurodisability
Hydrotherapy for Children with Complex Neurological Conditions and Learning Difficulties.
Saebo Trained for Prescription and Hand Training Function Using Functional Dynamic Orthoses like Saebo Flex, Saebo Glove.
Rehabilitation Approach in Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Paediatric Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Kay is registered with:

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Member of:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP)
Association of Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapists (APCP)
Medico legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP)
Physio First

Kay says, “Working over the years with children with special needs and their families, I have developed deep understanding and passion for this profession. Working with complex neurological patients with catastrophic injuries can be extremely challenging both physically and emotionally. We offer a very friendly yet professional service not just to target physical difficulties but also help management of cognitive and behaviour issues. Kay proudly claims, “The key to successful rehabilitation starts from building up relationship with our client, motivate, persevere and working together towards agreed goals. I feel extremely proud of my profession with every little difference that I can bring to a patient’s life and it is certainly worth all the effort”

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Karolina qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003 from the Medical School in Wroclaw, Poland in 2005. She pursued masters in Physiotherapy and Research from Coventry University in 2011. She completed degree in Sports Therapy and Medical Injury from Bedfordshire University, where she worked as Sports Therapist for Luton Football Club (juniors) for over a year. In 2008 she was awarded certificate in Rehabilitation and Research in Medicine from Medical University in Nottingham. Karolina joined Healing Touch Physiotherapy in November 2015 as a specialist neurological physiotherapist covering a wide geographical area around Manchester, Preston, Chorley, Leyland, Southport, Ormskirk, Bolton, Wigan and Warrington. She is now an established independent practitioner in the specialist field of neuro vestibular rehabilitation. Within the NHS, Karolina is currently working as a specialist senior physiotherapist in vestibular rehabilitation for adults and children. She is the responsible senior neuro specialist clinician for the outpatient and inpatient department. She is lead clinician for the falls prevention classes (Otago Research based ex’s for older adults) and high fall exercise group. In her previous roles, she has worked as the lead clinician in community care for the patient with complex needs.

Karolina has been involved in many projects within NHS including setting up falls prevention teams with the new falls prevention groups. She has completed research project based on the influence of the high falls exercise group on the older population, influence of visuo-occular therapy intervention in vestibular cases, postural management and influence of AFO on the gait management programme.

Besides her outstanding academic achievements, Karolina has the following post graduate training

Bobath training for adults and children

Paediatric training on vestibular rehabilitation

Migraine management

Vestibular rehabilitation

Neurological update on stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Training on AFO and rehabilitation technology

Pilates for neurological condition in adults and children,

Pain management

Advanced amputee training and prosthetic leg rehabilitation.

Orthopaedic ankle foot surgery and rehabilitation

Orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation outcome

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Functional electrical stimulation

Leadership training

Medico legal training

Karolina is registered with

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Member of

Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP)

Medico legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP)

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation

Karolina claims, “I am passionate about my role as a specialist physiotherapist and the changes I can bring to my clients’ lives, making them independent. I strongly believe that every individual has an ability to achieve irrespective of their physical or cognitive difficulties. We are here to work with you and help you succeed!”

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Anna studied at King’s College London and graduated with an Upper-Second Class BSc Physiotherapy Degree in 2007. She worked as a junior physiotherapist in the North East of England before returning to London where she worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for 4 and half years. During this period, Anna worked across many fields of physiotherapy including inpatient and community intermediate care, falls management both in a primary care falls clinic and within an Older Person’s Assessment Unit, musculoskeletal outpatients, women’s health, hydrotherapy for ankylosing spondylitis, obstetrics and neurological conditions, neuro-medical inpatients, critical care rehabilitation, acute cardiac and respiratory management and stroke rehabilitation.

Since 2014 Anna has worked for the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in London. The NHNN is a tertiary centre offering multi-disciplinary services for adults with highly specialist cognitive, psychological, social and physical needs from across the Nation. She worked within the National Rehabilitation Unit, the Neuromuscular Complex Care Centre, the neurosurgical and neuromedical wards, outpatients for neurological and vestibular disorders and the hyper-acute stroke unit. Within the NHS Anna worked as a lead physiotherapist on a bed-based intermediate care unit managing a team of therapists, undertaking regular systematic teaching, supervision and appraisals with all of them and working closely with the multi-disciplinary team. She has led various service development projects including an audit of the intermediate care referral system across a large Borough of London, a service user review of a neuromedical outlier service and the setting up of an evidence-based intervention for the management of lower limb arthritis within the community. Whilst working for Guy’s and St Thomas’ she held lectures and seminars for the MSc students at King’s College London on a variety of neurological topics.

In London Anna participated in an observational and feasibility study of theprevalence of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) in an outpatient setting for older adults. Her role was to perform gold standard assessment techniques in addition to usual care to all new patients who met the inclusion criteria and to treat those that were positively identified to have BPPV with the appropriate re-positioning manoeuvres. The study was later published in the Physiotherapy Journal in 2015. In 2016 Anna trained as a yoga teacher which she now uses as an adjunct to her holistic physiotherapy approach.

Besides her outstanding academic achievements, Anna has the following post graduate training :

Exploring the Neuroscientific Basis of Neurophysiotherapy
The Dizzy Course – A Multidisciplinary Approach
The Role of the Cerebellum
Regional BPPV Seminars
International Neuro Physiotherapy Conference
Introductory Bobath Training
Vestibular Rehabilitation
Trained Yoga Teacher

Anna is registered with

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Member of

Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP)
Medico legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP)
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation

Anna moved to Leeds to live with her partner and to build a career within the private sector as a Specialist Neuro-Physiotherapist and an Ashtanga,Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga Teacher in early 2017 and joined Healing Touch Physiotherapy in April 2017 as a specialist physiotherapist covering a wide geographical area around Leeds, Bradford, Ilkley, Skipton, York, Hull, Pontefract, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield. Anna’s passion has always been working with people to help them understand their bodies, break through barriers and achieve their goals. She says that “the joy I get from seeing people progress is the best part of my job and is so rewarding!!”.

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Throughout her career she has continued to work closely with the wider multi- disciplinary team including orthotists, wheelchair providers, specialist equipment providers and technology specialists as well as orthopaedic and neurological consultants, in order to achieve the best outcome for each child. Kate is very passionate about enabling children and young people with disabilities to live as full and independent life as possible and adopts a functional, holistic approach, considering the needs of the whole family.

Kate has the following post graduate training

Bobath Trained
Mentorship in the Health Professions
Oxford Postural Management Course
Aquatic Therapy for Paediatric Conditions

Kate keeps herself updated with recent research and evidence based practice which helps her to recommend advice and deliver to a high standard.

Kate is registered with:

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Member of:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP)
Association of Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapists (APCP)
Medico legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP)

Kate says ‘Having worked with children and young people with disabilities in a variety of settings over many years, I have developed my understanding of what is really important in terms of both physical management to maximise potential, but also the importance of maximising quality of life for the child and their whole family.’

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Vanessa joined Healing Touch Physiotherapy in August 2017 covering a wide geographical area around Yorkshire and Humberside including York, Hull, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Rotherham, Grimsby, Immingham, Cleethorpes, Lincoln and the neighbouring areas. Vanessa works closely with the injured child and the multidisciplinary team around him to offer a high standard of care. She is involved in assessment and management of children and young adults with complex neurological condition like cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, genetic conditions and degenerative conditions. Vanessa believes in working with children in a setting where they will enjoy and excel, whether this involves treatment at home, school or out in the community doing activities like Trike, swimming or engaging in leisure and sports activities. She is involved in supervision and training staff, family and carers involved with the injured child. She works closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team including orthotists, wheelchair providers, specialist equipment providers and technology specialists as well as medical consultants, in order to achieve the best outcome for each child.
Within the NHS, Vanessa is currently practising as an Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapist offering assessment and treatment for babies to young adults in a variety of settings including home, school, gym, leisure centres and clinics.

Besides her academic achievement, Vanessa has the following post graduate training:
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Training
CPIPUK In- Service Training
Therapy Outcome Measure Workshop
Postural Care Course
Wheelchair Prescriber training
Neuromuscular Training
Neuromuscular Respiratory Management
Physiotherapy Management of the Respiratory Patient
Hemi Help Professionals Conference
Postural Management of Adults and Children with Complex Disabilities.
Clinical Educators Course
LeckeyTechnical Training
Orthotics Training
Simple Stuff works- Sleep System Training

Vanessa is registered with:
Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)


Member of:
Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP)
Association of Chartered Paediatric Physiotherapists (APCP)


Vanessa says 'I feel delighted to a part of this team. Helping children and young people develop and achieve with therapy is what I enjoy and is an integral part of my career. I strongly believe in my client’s ability to improve and achieve irrespective of age of their injury and their existing abilities.'
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Children with neurological conditions may need occupational therapy (OT) assessment and intervention for developing fine motor skills, learning self-care independent skills and for specialist equipment assessment.
Caroline is an experienced OT with relevant expertise in this field.

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