After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 1985, Bernadette worked initially as a rotational physiotherapist gaining experience in all the areas of adult physiotherapy. This included general rehabilitation, intensive care , orthopaedics, neurology, and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Bernie continues to treat clients for general rehabilitation and mobility Physiotherapy.
In addition to her skills with rehabilitating adults, Bernadette also has highly specialist paediatric knowledge (children).
Bernadette has worked at Birmingham Children’s hospital where she treated children as out-patients and in- patients. It was here that she developed a keen interest in Rheumatology, later specialising in the following areas:
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (and other rheumatic diseases)
- Juvenile Dermatomyositis
- Idiopathic Pain Disorders
- Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- General coordination difficulties.
We are very lucky for Bernadette to join the team with her broad knowledge base from babies through to adults.