Kim Eldridge

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Kim Eldridge

Kim is a Chronic Pain Specialist, Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist. We are extremely pleased to have Kim as part of our team. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in treatment of a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, including neck pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, lower back, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia as well as many other conditions including hayfever, IBS and migraine.

Personal Profile:

Kim qualified with a degree in Physiotherapy and has achieved a post graduate Masters Degree in Acupuncture. She has worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions in her 30 year career within the NHS and Private Practice. Kim developed a passion for acupuncture and incorporates it into her physiotherapy practice where appropriate. She is highly regarded by her physiotherapy colleagues, pain consultants and patients.

In addition to pursuing her acupuncture knowledge. She has also served on the national board for the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (1999-2008). Kim also trained as an Expert Witness in Physiotherapy and Acupuncture (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 2003) where she strives to support excellent standards of practice within her profession.

Physiotherapy Specialties:

Kim combines her experience and professional education into patient focused treatment and rehabilitation. She incorporates her knowledge of acupuncture, pain theory, physiotherapy and motivational coaching to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Cardiff School Of Physiotherapy 1985)

  • Post Graduate Qualification in advanced Acupuncture (Cardiff 1991)

  • Masters Degree - Acupuncture and Pain Physiology (Coventry University 1999)

  • Certificate in Supervisory Management and Coaching (Aneurin Bevan Health Board 1990) CSP Expert Witness Training (London 2003)

  • Employment History:

  • Physiotherapy, Acupuncture & Rehabilitation ‐ The Independent Physiotherapy Service (2009‐present)

  • Team Lead/Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist ‐ Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (2013‐present)

  • Physiotherapist/Senior Physiotherapist ‐ Glan Hafren NHS Trust (1985‐2000)

  • Her role in Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation at The Independent Physiotherapy Service involves her managing patient caseloads in clinics in South Wales.

    Membership:


    CSP - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
    HCPC - Health Care Professions Council
    AACP - Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

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