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Physio wins Woman of the Year award

7 December 2011 - 4:48pm

A physio has won a 2011 ‘Women of the Year’ award for her inspirational work at Britain’s leading military hospital for wounded service personnel.

File 103415Clinical specialist physiotherapist Kate Sherman was one of six award-winners. Photo: Crown copyright 2011/SAC Andy Holmes RAF

Kate Sherman, a clinical specialist physiotherapist, was recognised for her work within a complex trauma team at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Epsom, Surrey.

Ms Sherman was one of six winners of the Barclays Women of the Year Award, who were all chosen because they have proved to be an inspiration to others through their ‘courage, selflessness and dedication’.

‘I am very honoured to receive the Barclays Women of the Year award,’ said Kate.

‘All the staff at Headley Court work very hard and it is an amazing opportunity to work with both the patients and the staff there.’

Sport as Exercise

Ms Sherman was presented with her Barclays Woman of the Year award by Gayle Morrison, chair of the awards committee, and Trish Morris Thompson, Chief Nurse at NHS London Strategic Health Authority, on 1 December.

She was recognised for her ongoing development of the complex trauma service at Headley Court, where she is one of the leaders of a team of 17 physios.

Her specialisms include traumatic amputee rehabilitation, spinal cord injuries and aquatic therapy. She has also been involved in the development of sports as exercise, an initiative that has been used by the Battle Back team at Headley Court as part of the rehabilitation of injured military personnel.

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