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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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Victoria is involved in assessment, writing detailed reports with recommendation and offering treatment using hydrotherapy and land based procedures. She is involved in manual handling assessment, training staff, carers and family around the injured client, support and equipment provision. She is passionate about her role and believes in maximising clients potential by a variety of sports and leisure activities to include swimming, horse riding, biking etc. She believes Social participation and community integration are key to client’s long term rehabilitation outcome.

Besides her academic achievement, Victoria has the following post graduate training:

Introduction to Paediatric Physiotherapy
Primitive Reflex Course
National Paediatric Brain Injury Conference
Halliwick Association of Swimming Therapy Foundation Course
Developments in the Management of Hemiplegia
Clamping Down on Contractures
ACPPLD Event – training on People with Learning Disabilities
Respiratory assessment skills
Advanced Aquatic Therapy in Neurological Dysfunction
Rebound Therapy
SMART Assessor Training – SMART certified awarded February 2015
Introduction to the Bobath Concept (Modules 1 and 2)
Den2 system set up and use
Treatment of the neurological hand and feet
Trulife Walk Aide System – assessment and set up

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

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

Victoria says, “ I am dedicated to provide a high standard of evidence based physiotherapy rehabilitation and care to my clients and is something I am passionate about. I attend the gym regularly and enjoy staying active and promoting the foundations for which physiotherapy stands”
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After spending many years in Manchester and the surrounding areas, she has made a moved to Yorkshire few years ago. Besides working within the NHS team, Dee has joined Healing Touch Physiotherapy in March 2018, covering a wide geographical area around Yorkshire and Humberside including York, Hull, Malton, Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Rotherham, Grimsby, Immingham, Cleethorpes, Lincoln and the neighbouring areas. Dee works closely with the client and the multidisciplinary team to ensure 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.

Dee in involved in training staff, carers and family around the injured client, support equipment provision, offering hands on treatment to include both lands based and hydrotherapy provision. She works within the close network of multidisciplinary professionals to include the medical team, therapy team, orthotics, wheel chair services and equipment providers and offers a holistic approach to rehabilitation.
Dee is passionate about her role and believes in making the therapy sessions fun and enjoyable so children remain well engaged. She is proactive and passionate about staying at the forefront of technology and research in the treatment of paediatric neurological conditions making sure a high standard of care is delivered to her clients.

Dee has the following post graduate training

Bobath Trained
CPIPUK Trained
Oxford Postural Management Course
Aquatic Therapy for Paediatric Conditions
Medico Legal Report Writing trained
Kinesio Taping
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Course
Neuromuscular Training
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and Rehabilitation
Functional Electrical Stimulation

Dee 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)

Dee says: "I am delighted to join this team and I am eager to meet the children and families that I will be working with. I am excited about providing a high standard of care and help children reach their potential through fun and interactive sessions”.

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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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I Joanne has over 22 years experience of working in the field of Paediatrics and has worked with children with a variety of conditions from neo nates to older children with complex needs. In the past, she has worked in a variety of settings including Leeds and Sheffield children’s hospitals and currently works as an advanced physiotherapist/team lead in a smaller acute hospital in the Yorkshire region. She has developed the neo natal service within her own trust and Ponseti pathways and is part of several MDT clinics including children with cystic fibrosis and hip dysplasia.

Joanne has completed courses in all aspects of paediatric therapy from rheumatology conditions, brain injuries, degenerative conditions, Bobath techniques, several MSK courses, respiratory courses , courses on Paediatric orthopaedic conditions, oncology, orthopaedics, gait analysis, acupuncture, Pilates and is a trained CPIP assessor.

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

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

Joanne says, " I enjoy working with children and their families, there nothing more rewarding than helping a child to maximise their potential and helping them gain independence within the confines of their disability.I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic team and being able to provide high standard of care to the families I meet"
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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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