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Children's physiotherapy, Learning Disabilities (Adults), Learning Disabilities (Children)
I am a Children's Physiotherapist, I started working in Paediatrics in 2008 and specialise in the assessment, management and treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. I have experience working with children with a variety of conditions, and their carers, including children with neurological, and developmental problems. I have a special interest and knowledge in the provision of early intervention for preschool children and supporting babies born prematurity.
I am MAES Trained, Bobath Trained and trained in Sensory Integration Techniques to combine with NDT therapy and have worked with therapists using conductive education approach. I select the most appropriate treatment techniques using a MAES framework: Using analysis of the way children move I can identify what factors may be most restricting their movement; considering the fine and gross motor, sensory, perceptual, biomechanical and cognitive components.
I can then identify and prioritise which specific skills he or she is missing or not using. Then within therapy I can be specific and targeted – with my treatment I can act upon the process of development. I can make changes to how the brain coordinates the body, rather than working to reduce the symptoms we see when the brain takes short-cuts or coordinates on autopilot.
I have always worked very closely with Speech and Language and Occupational Therapists. I find this holistic approach, best improves children’s coordination and alignment and over the long term provides a better outcome for children with Cerebral Palsy and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
My aim is to enable children to make improvements in how they move that are sustainable and positively impact how they function, participate, communicate and on their ability to learn, play and achieve as they grow and develop into adulthood.
I have worked in the NHS for 9 years and have been working privately (alongside NHS since 2010)
I worked and taught with Jean Pierre Maes, director of MAES Therapy for 4 years.
I also set up and continue to support an accessible Running Club in East London on Sunday Mornings (this is free to attend and you are very welcome).
1-1 Therapy (holistic approach supporting movement, and play and interaction goals)
Free initial advice over the phone
Full Assessment: £100
Treatment Sessions £100
Yeary Report Free - additional reports charged at hourly rate.
For more information about me and my therapy check out my blog: https://www.childrensphysioblogger.com
Also check out and read more about MAES Therapy - it has truly revolutionised my practice: http://www.maestherapy.com
MAES Therapy is a cerebral palsy treatment centre dedicated to the neuro- developmental movement disorder in babies and children’s. We also provide training courses ...