Co-Chairs

Wendy Hendrie

Name: Wendy Hendrie
Position: Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in MS
Location: Norwich
Area of interest: posture and positioning; ataxia; promoting role of specialist

 

Pam Bostock

Name: Pam Bostock
Position: Consultant Occupational Therapist - Neurology
Location: Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Area of interest: self-management, fatigue management, community based services

 

Working group members

Jody BarberName: Jody Barber
Position: Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist in Neurology
Location: Hertfordshire
Area of interest: spasticity management, orthotics and FES, postural control facilitationand postural management.Promoting multidisciplinary working, promoting activity and wellbeing. Qualifiedteacher - British Wheel of Yoga.

Chris Beach

Name: Chris Beach
Position: Head of Physiotherapy
Location: Aylesbury

 

 

Name: Darren Beales
Position: Community Neuro Team Lead
Location: London
Area of interest: Orthotics,exercise

Tania Burge

Name: Tania Burge
Position: MS Specialist Physiotherapist
Location: Bristol

 

 

Name: Anne Canby
Position: Physiotherapist Specialist in Neurological Rehabilitation
Location: East Sussex
Area of interest: MS, FES, PD, facial palsy

Heidy ClearyName: Heidi Cleary
Position: Neuro-Specialist Physiotherapist
Location: London
Area of interest: spasticity management, postural management, complex physical disability and orthotics


 

Name: Helen Conyers
Position: MS Specialist Physiotherapist
Location: Poole
Area of interest: complex neuro disability, spasticity, complex pain issues

 

Michelle Davies

Name: Michelle Davies
Position: MS Service Lead andSpecialist Practitioner
Location: Poole
Area of interest: complex neuro disability,spasticity management,postural management,holistic neuro case management,care pathways,service evaluation and development

 

Name: Catriona Fearn
Position: Occupational Therapist, Clinical Specialist for MS
Location: Caernarfon
Area of interest: developing MDT working, complex needs, training

 

Jenny FreemanName: Jenny Freeman
Position: Reader in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation / MS Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Location: Plymouth
Area of interest: clinical trials evaluating rehabilitation of people with MS


 

Name: Gail Griffiths
Position: MS Specialist Physiotherapist
Location: Greenwich
 

Dr Margaret HewettName: Dr Margaret Hewett
Position: Specialist Physiotherapist
Location: East Sussex
Area of interest: hydrotherapy, MS and exercise/fatigue management

 

Name: Susan Hourihan
Position: Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist
Location: London
Area of interest: fatigue management, transition and adjustment to disability, disability management, group work, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation

Name: Ewa Johansson-Charles
Position: Occupational Therapist
Location: London

Name: Kay McDowall
Position: Team Lead Physiotherapist
Location: London
Area of interest: MS and spinal cord injuries/surgery

Name: Rhian O’Halloran
Position: Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in MS
Location: Cardiff
Area of interest: MS, spasticity, posture (inc. standing) orthopaedic issues, relating toneurology, biomechanics, medication, BTX injecting, prescribing

Trudy PeltonName:Trudy Pelton
Position: Senior Physiotherapist, Neurological Outpatient Therapy Services
Location: Birmingham
Area of interest: hand and arm coordination after stroke, gait rehabilitation and use of visual cues after stroke, exercise in neuromuscular disease, outcome measures in rehabilitation

 

Name: Jane Petty
Position: Private Physio and Research Officer ACPIN
Area of interest: exercise and activity for people affected by MS

Name: Fiona Roberts
Position: MS Specialist Occupational Therapist
Location: Liverpool

Name: Emma Royal
Position: Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist
Location: Buckinghamshire
Area of interest: progressive neurological conditions, complex case management/complex neurological presentation, occupational science and application to neurological occupational therapy,acceptance and adjustment. motivation and readiness to change with rehabilitation

Amy Smissen

Name: Amy Smissen
Position: Occupational Therapist
Location: Aylesbury

 

 

Jenny Thain

Name: Jenny Thain
Position: MS Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist / MS Therapy Team Lead
Location: Liverpool
Area of interest: developing research / innovation practice within physiotherapy and promoting wider research activity by AHP colleagues


 

Name: Susan Wheeler
Position: MS Specialist / Physiotherapist
Location: Bexley
Area of interest: spasticity, FES for MS