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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 – Assistant Practitioner  – 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.

Kathryn Stonyer – Physiotherapy Technical Instructor

Kathryn is a committed and compassionate Physiotherapy Technical Instructor with over 18 years’ experience of supporting children and young people with their rehabilitation.  She has vast experience of working as part of a team and as an individual in creating and following care plans to improve movement and function for the individual.

Kathryn has undertaken additional training to help in this role including BTEC in Physiotherapy, NVQ in Care, Bobath and Normal Movement & Development courses.

With her wide experience Kathryn also undertakes some administration for Reach Rehab Physiotherapy including answering any new enquires.  If you have any queries please contact her on enquiries@reachrehab.co.uk.

Ben Harrison – 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 – Highly Specialist Advanced 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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After suffering a stroke in 2006, Linda was left unable to sit up by herself, stand up by herself and was lifted with a hoist by her carers. She was sat in one chair all day every day unable to move from this, or even re-position herself within this chair. In August 2020 Reach Rehab Physiotherapy became involved. Through weekly visits, orthotic management and lots of hard work, Linda is now standing and walking with a stick! She can even walk out of the front of her house down the step, up the road and back. Successful rehabilitation needs time and focused, graded input (not just the provision of a hoist at home). Reach Rehab Physiotherapy will help to advise and source what is required to progress. This may include specific equipment, with specialist reps, working with orthotists and podiatrists to provide bespoke supports / orthotics, working with local services for spasticity management. Help with supporting carers at home so they work with clients during their progression to ensure there continues to be progression and it becomes engrained within day to day activities. Reach Rehab Physiotherapy began rehab with Linda in her home in August 2020. Linda is now walking outside with a quad-stick, can climb up and down her front door step, walk around the indoors of her property. We have worked closely with the local orthotic department as she had not been provided with suitable support for the ankle affected by the stroke. Linda now has custom made foot wear and an ankle support that keep her foto and ankle on the right position to help with her walking.

Parkinsons Disease Rehab…

"My husband John is 14 years into a Parkinson's diagnosis We were plodding along quietly when life took a massive turn and flipped our existence on its head

Our client has done really well over the last year since commencing private physiotherapy sessions with our associate physio technical instructor, Sarah Mann.  Her determination in her physiotherapy

Move Well. Live Well.

Staying mobile is not only about exercise, it’s about lifestyle change.

The best outcome from rehab is achieved when the rehabilitation is incorporated into everyday life.  Our holistic, realistic approach will help to achieve this.

“A Reach day is always
a good day.”

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