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Reach Rehab Physio Team

At Reach Rehab we are big enough to cope and small enough to care. We are a team of highly specialist independent physiotherapist and physiotherapy technical instructors. We cover a range of different specialisms and our physios each bring their own experience, expertise and skill sets. Please find below further information about our lead physio and physio technical instructor.

Lisa Clapp – Lead Physiotherapist

BSc Hons Physiotherapy

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Indemnity Insured

Enhanced DBS Checked

Adult and Child CPR Certification

Safeguarding Certification

Having graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1996 with a degree in Physiotherapy, Lisa gained knowledge in all areas of Physiotherapy whilst working in both NHS and private hospitals.  This included rheumatology, hydrotherapy, orthopaedics, neurology and respiratory physiotherapy to name but a few.  With a special interest in paediatric neurology, Lisa focused on this area of therapy from 2001 undertaking many post graduate courses to further expand her knowledge and skills in this area.  Work was initially within a busy inner-city NHS Child-development centre.  She then branched out and worked privately along side her NHS work, working with both adults and children with neurological conditions.  Lisa now works fully independently, enabling Reach Rehab to offer the holistic and flexible approach it does.

Sarah Mann – Lead Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Sarah is a huge part of Reach Rehab physiotherapy, providing hands on Physiotherapy to both adults and children.

The role of a Physiotherapy technical instructor is to provide regular face to face input but at a more cost effective price for the clients. Often this enables physiotherapy to be accessible more frequently and over a longer periods of time.

Sarah is self motivated, with a passion for helping all clients to achieve their best outcomes. She always goes that extra mile, with a holistic and thorough approach.

Sarah has undertaken a huge amount of training throughout her career, from postural management to Bobath courses, anatomy to makaton.

Sarah’s specific area of expertise is the treatment of neurological conditions particularly with children, however, she is an all round expert with rehabilitation physiotherapy for people of all ages.

Barbara O’Sullivan – Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

20 Years Experience

BTEC Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Indemnity Insured

Enhanced DBS Checked

Adult and Child CPR Certification

Safeguarding Certification

Barbara is a specialist Physiotherapy Technical Instructor who has worked with adults and children with complex neurological conditions for over 20 years.  Barbara has had additional specific training to fulfil this role.  After an initial assessment and plan has been implemented by the qualified physiotherapist, Barbara is able to work independently of a qualified physiotherapist. This can offer more cost effective rehabilitation when long term physiotherapy is required for complex conditions.

Bernadette Johnson – Advanced Physiotherapist

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)
  • Hypermobility.
  • 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.

Ben – Specialist Children’s Physiotherapist

Ben completed a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia (UEA).  He also has an Undergraduate Degree in Sports and Exercise Science.

Ben made the decision to specialise in paediatrics straight from graduation. He is skilled in the assessment and treatment of children with complex disabilities and additional needs. He has worked in a variety of environments, from busy clinics to community settings, schools, nurseries and clients’ homes.

Ben has a keen interest in aquatic/hydrotherapy and has completed a number of post graduation courses in this.

Ben is extremely passionate about what he does and works hard to provide the best possible outcomes for his patients. He is continually striving to learn and develop as a clinician and is hoping to expand his knowledge and skills within spasticity management.

Lucy Redman – Adult Neurological Physiotherapist

Lucy’s interest in neurology started early on in her career and progressed since then. She has worked in adult neurology to a level where she was team leader in a busy London inner city team. She is experienced at providing high quality rehabilitative physiotherapy both in acute and community settings. She has worked on stroke and rehab units, Neurological outpatient departments, hydrotherapy, working with adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Lucy has worked closely with the wider multidisciplinary team, including Neuropsychologists, Social Workers, Speech and Language Therapists, Consultants, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants. She is experienced in report writing associated with complex cases.

Lucy also has specific expert knowledge and skills regarding the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and is currently working to manage and design service provision for this and develop a pathway for its use with Spinal Injury Clients.

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