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Karen is a Director of Hallamshire Physiotherapy and was a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Leeds Metropolitan University where she taught on the undergraduate and post graduate courses. Post-graduate students from Sheffield Hallam University undertake clinical placements with Karen and the Neurological team.  She qualified as a physiotherapist in 1987. Her main area of interest is the treatment of neurological conditions including Stroke, Multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and Parkinsons disease. Additionally she co-ordinates the physiotherapy service at the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham.

She has introduced the PD Warrior programme to Sheffield and is now an Accredited International trainer for PD Warrior programme. Karen teaches across Europe.

Karen provides additional continuing professional development training to local clinicians and she has returned to Sheffield Hallam University as an Associate Lecturer and MSc clinical tutor.

 

Hi, I'm Pete and I recently became a Director at Hallamshire Physiotherapy in April 2022. I graduated as a Physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2015 and I have just recently completed my Masters degree, in Advancing Neuromusculoskeletal Practice at the University of Nottingham with a first class honours, which I studied part-time alongside working.

I initially started my career as a rotational Physiotherapist in the NHS before specialising in MSK in 2017, before working my way up to an advanced MSK specialist therapist. During this time, I also worked at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for 6 years as a Physiotherapist, learning about sporting and adolescent Physiotherapy.

My experience within MSK is extensive, working within both primary and secondary care alongside GP's and Orthopaedic consultants, on the wards with the orthopaedic team following surgery or trauma and finally for the staff physiotherapy team, treating the NHS staff in the hospital.

I began working privately in January 2021 at the Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic part-time, before gradually increasing my hours to full-time work alongside becoming a Director for the company.

Finally, I also specialise in vestibular treatment, addressing balance and dizziness issues with patients, having worked with the specialist team at the hospital alongside the consultants. I now see both acute and chronic conditions here at the clinic, where I hope to address the problem as well as offer reassurance and education for conditions that can cause high levels of distress.

I am also a very keen sportsman, regularly playing football, golf and cycling, as well as running and weight training to keep myself fit. This drives my interest in rehabilitation.

Hi, I’m Steph, I’ve been a Specialist Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapist for 15 years. I’m passionate about empowering patients to understand and manage their conditions to live as full and active life as possible. I provide assessment, support, education and individualised treatment to help manage the effects of respiratory and cardiac disease and Long COVID. I take a holistic approach and will work with you to identify your goals and treatment plan. I offer a range of services from secretion clearance, physical activity and exercise, breathing control, fatigue management and pacing and understanding your condition. I am an independent prescriber with qualifications in Buteyko breathing techniques, Tai Chi, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Respiratory Disease, Diploma in COPD, Physical Activity and Exercise in Cardiovascular patients and a wealth of clinical experience in inpatient, outpatient and community settings. You can be assessed in our clinic or at home to best suit your needs and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

Hi I’m Ruth I am a spinal specialist physiotherapist and since 2000 I have worked with the Orthopaedic spinal consultant surgeons at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.  I lead the spinal rehabilitation back groups and have a caseload of complex spine patients. I am on the National Back Pain Pathway (National Spine Network) Committee as Regional Representative 2018-2021.

I attained my MSc in manipulative physiotherapy in 2006 and have regularly presented my work at the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, the World Physical Therapy Congress and the British Orthopaedic Association. I received the Robert Williams International Award from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2007 for my work.

I have presented papers at the Global Spine Congress, Milan, in 2017, on spinal rehabilitation of athletes with spondylolisthesis and back pain rehabilitation. I presented at Britspine, 2018, on my special interest in rehabilitation for back pain. I was a speaker at the Primary Care and Public Health Convention at the NEC presenting on functional rehabilitation for back pain. I have also presented work on virtual back group functional rehabilitation during coronavirus restrictions at Britspine and was a speaker and organiser of back pain rehabilitation programmes as part of the National Back Pain sessions. My work has been published in various professional journals and I have held a national research grant for physiotherapy for back pain and sciatica. Previously I have done voluntary work for Sheffield FC ladies Super League 2 team. I enjoy sport ,predominantly playing league tennis and was a competitive adult ice skater until 2020.

Hi I'm Charlotte and I am the specialist pelvic health physiotherapist at Hallamshire Physiotherapy. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016 and have several years' experience working both as a senior physiotherapist in the NHS and within the private sector. I treat pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. I also treat common conditions seen in pregnancy and post-natal patient - including pelvic girdle pain, perineal tears and tummy muscle separation (diastasis rectus abdominis). I am passionate about treating pelvic floor dysfunction and removing the concept of bladder leaks as 'normal'. I have post graduate training in Pilates and use this to approach post natal rehab with my patients.

I am a keen runner, and regularly weight train. I use my own training experience to help motivate patients to return to their fitness goals.

Hi I'm Kelly and I qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010 with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy. I have worked in the NHS since 2004 working in Neurology and found this to be my passion. Following my NHS rotations I specialised in Neurology within Derbyshire Community and continue to work there for the NHS. I also work privately for Hallamshire Physiotherapy and my main areas of interest are Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Parkinson’s.

I jointly coordinates the PD Warrior programme for Parkinson’s patients in Chesterfield.

 

Hi, I’m Ian and I qualified in 1999 and started work at the Hallamshire hospital as a rotational physiotherapist. Following this I worked at Sheffield Children’s hospital in an outpatient/orthopaedic role. I left the children’s and started at Claremont hospital where I worked for twelve years in an orthopaedics and outpatient setting. I have worked closely with consultants in post operative rehabilitation, with considerable experience in more complicated shoulder rehabilitation. I developed the outpatient clinic, receiving consultant and GP referrals, some of which continue to date. As well as this I worked with the professional Rapha Condor cycling team, based at Claremont in the small consultant led team.

Following Claremont, I started at Hallamshire Physiotherapy in 2014 as a musculoskeletal outpatient physio treating a variety of orthopaedic and sports related conditions. As well as musculoskeletal conditions, I also worked for several years as a vestibular physio treating and rehabilitating both acute and chronic dizziness and balance related conditions.

I am a very keen fell runner and regular climber. These sports drive my interest in rehabilitating injuries as I fully understand the frustration they can cause.

 

Hi I'm Anna - I Graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2000 and I specialise in neurological rehabilitation. I have many years of NHS experience including neurosurgery, neurology, head injuries, spinal injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke, amongst other conditions. My special interest is within stroke rehabilitation. I joined the neurology physiotherapy team at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic in 2017 initially alongside my NHS role, and have been working solely for Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic since 2019. I am Bobath trained, and have attended a course on Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) at the FES headquarters in Salisbury for the lower limb. I am a trained "PD Warrior" instructor and run weekly classes both face-to-face and online.

Hi I'm Bhanu and I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1988. I am currently working part-time as a private practitioner at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Ltd and at Sheffield Hallam University as Honorary Visiting Lecturer on neurological and professional post graduate courses, and as a researcher. I am also a qualified Fitness (gym) Instructor. I was awarded an OBE in 2016 and a PhD in 2017.

My main areas of clinical interest include elder rehabilitation and the treatment of neurological conditions including Stroke and Multiple sclerosis, but I am better known for my national and international work with people with Parkinson’s disease. I retain my input to Parkinson’s UK (formerly the Parkinson’s Disease Society) writing a column about activity for their quarterly magazine, co-authoring Fact Sheets plus conducts research into Parkinsonism. I continue to act as Project Officer for a clinical interest group of physiotherapists working with older people, through which forum I undertake Department of Health and other national projects as well as ensuring standards of good practice are disseminated to physiotherapists working with older adults.

 

Hi I'm Karen - I  currently work as a private practitioner at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic and also as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University where I teach on the undergraduate and post graduate courses.

I am a specialist in Neurological Physiotherapy treating patients with a wide range of conditions including, Stroke, MS, Parkinsons, Brain Injury and many more. I have also specialised in the treatment of Vestibular and other balance problems. Vestibular rehabilitation is the treatment of a range of conditions that affect the inner ear and your sense of balance. I am passionate about helping people regain function following dizziness and vertigo.

Out of work I am a very keen runner and like to keep myself fit and active.

 

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