ON Physio Physiotherapy Team - Neurological Care Oxfordshire

ON Physio Team

Our physiotherapists are registered with the Health and care Professions Council, members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are enhanced CRB checked. You can be confident that your physiotherapist will have extensive experience in the treatment of people with neurological disorders.

Neurological Physiotherapist

Sophie qualified in 1999 with a BSc in Physiotherapy awarded by Brunel University. She developed an early interest in treating people with neurological disorder and specialised in 2001 working as a Senior Neurological Physiotherapist for St Georges Healthcare trust in London.

Moving to Oxfordshire in 2002 after meeting her (now) husband Stephen, Sophie joined the therapy team at the Oxford Centre for Enablement, a specialist neurological rehabilitation centre. She went on to become the lead physiotherapist for the Continuing Disability Management Service, a multi disciplinary team providing specialist assessment and treatment for people with long term and progressive neurological conditions.

In 2006 Sophie joined the Physical Disability Physiotherapy service (PDPS) for Oxford Health NHS Trust providing highly specialist physiotherapy support for people with complex neurological conditions. She has developed an extensive network within and outside of the NHS having developed close working relationships with many other teams and services.

During her career Sophie has become an expert in the physiotherapy treatment of neurological disorders and has taught as well as practiced extensively. She has a particular interest in the management of spasticity having worked jointly with a neurological consultant in a weekly spasticity clinic and is regularly consulted for treatment advice by colleagues.

She is a long term member, and committee member of ACPIN, a professional group for neurological physiotherapists which aims to promote evidence informed practice within the area of neurology. She regularly attends course and conferences relevant to her area and is committed to her continuing professional development for the benefit of herself and her patients.

In 2014 Sophie set up Oxfordshire Neurophysiotherapy to provide specialist independent physiotherapy for people with neurological conditions.

Neurological Physiotherapist

Jen qualified in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. She worked at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, and after 18 months specialised in Neurological Rehabilitation as a rotational senior physiotherapist. This included working with a inpatient and outpatient neurology team, Neuro-rehabilitation team, on the Stroke unit as well as working with complex trauma patients with head injuries. She worked with the lead Parkinson's disease consultant to pilot a joint Consultant/ Physio clinic. Jen later headed up the Rehabilitation Physiotherapy team at LRI treating patients with a variety of neurological conditions (particularly stroke and head injury) as inpatients and outpatients.

In 2000 she relocated to Oxfordshire and joined the Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service (PDPS) for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Jen relished the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people with complex neurological conditions e.g. Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Head Injury and Multiple Sclerosis. She has developed close working relationships with local gyms, sports centre and Headway Oxofrd. She has excellent working relationships with many other specialist teams and services within Oxfordshire.

Jen is a member of ACPIN and regularly attends courses and conferences to ensure that she is up to date with new technologies, best practice and CPD.

​Jen enjoys a busy family life, loves running with her Springer Spaniels, skiing and is a coffee connoisseur!

Neurological Physiotherapist

Caroline qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003 with BSc (Hons) from Oxford Brookes University. From the beginning of her physiotherapy career, she has been keen to make the most of all opportunities to influence her clinical practice and during her undergraduate study was awarded a scholarship placement with Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, during which she treated a variety of conditions in an outpatient clinic.

On qualifying, Caroline worked at Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust, gaining a broad range of physiotherapy experience. She came to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2005 to work as a senior rotational physiotherapist within neurology, the area in which she has always wanted to specialise. This meant experience in all the neurological physiotherapy provisions in Oxfordshire that included Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Stroke Unit at John Radcliffe Hospital, Stroke Unit at Horton Hospital, and Neurological Rehabilitation Service at Oxford Centre for Enablement. Caroline went on to the role of physiotherapy team leader in Neurology and Neurosurgery at John Radcliffe Hospital. During all these posts, Caroline has undertaken regular teaching, peer support, and supervision of staff and students. Caroline went into community work in 2012, joining the Physical Disability Physiotherapy Service which provides physiotherapy support for people with long-term neurological conditions. Throughout all these clinical settings, Caroline has established excellent working relationships with all health professionals and those working in the wider community.

Caroline believes strongly in evidence based practice, and as such keeps her skills and knowledge current, through attendance of relevant courses, and active membership of ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists with Interest in Neurology).

Prior to her physiotherapy degree, Caroline studied Music at Southampton University (BAMus 1998) and still enjoys music when she has the opportunity, amidst a busy family life. She enjoys taking part in challenges for charity, and most recently completed the Lake District 10 Peaks Challenge to raise money for National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and MS Trust.

Neurological Physiotherapist

Natalie is a specialist neurological physiotherapist with over 25 years clinical experience. She has an MSc in Neurological Rehabilitation from Oxford Brookes University.

She is a lead physiotherapist of a NHS neurological rehabilitation service, treating a wide variety of patients with complex neurological conditions following stroke, congenital and acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. She works largely with inpatients delivering specialist rehabilitation enabling people to commence their road to recovery or manage a more long term condition. Natalie runs a weekly spasticity clinic and as a qualified physiotherapist injector she delivers botulinum toxin injections as part of a holistic and multi disciplinary approach to the management of spasticity.

She has extensive experience in maximizing the recovery of the arm following stroke or brain injury and is trained to use Saeboflex, CIMT (Constraint induced movement therapy) and neuro-muscular electrical stimulation. She is involved in delivering specialist courses about the recovery of the arm to other therapists working with this patient group. Joining the ON Physio team part time in 2018 she continues her work in the NHS and is looking forward to providing intensive and expert physiotherapy treatments to people in their own homes.

Neurological Physiotherapist

Emma has over 15 years of clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation and has an MSc in Neurological Physiotherapy from The University of Nottingham. Emma works as a highly specialist Physiotherapist at an NHS neurological rehabilitation service. She treats inpatients and outpatients with stroke, congenital and acquired brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease.

Emma applies her advanced knowledge and skills of movement analysis and functional training, upper limb rehabilitation and functional electrical stimulation (FES) to maximise fitness, strength and functional movement. She is interested in increasing physical activity through exercise and self-management interventions, to support people to take an active part in the management of their condition.

Emma joined ON Physio in 2019. She is looking forward to developing the Neurofit classes, delivering PD Attack classes and will be offering 1:1 appointments at The Bosworth Clinic.

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We realise you may wish to speak to one of our specialist neurological therapists to find our if your problem is appropriate for physiotherapy treatment. Email or call to arrange a free telephone consultation. There is no obligation to book an appointment following telephone consultation. The service is provided to help people choose whether physiotherapy is the right treatment for them.