Linda has more than 15 years of experience working as a chartered physiotherapist in NHS. She has treated patients with a wide range of conditions, but her passion has always been the assessment and treatment of patient with neurological conditions. She has worked as a Senior Neurological Physiotherapist in a variety of hospital and community settings. These include neurological / medical wards in large general hospitals and smaller rehabilitation hospitals, Community Reablement Team and Community Neuro-rehabilitation (Stroke) Team. She currently works part-time in the NHS on a Community-based Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team. She also works part-time for The Independent Physiotherapy Service (IPS) as a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist.
Linda has worked privately for The IPS for over 5 years. During this time, she has treated patients with a wide variety of life changing neurological injuries / conditions including complex brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson‘s disease, GBS and MND. She has excellent treatment skills and regularly attends courses and seminars to ensure she stays up-to-date will the latest evidence-based treatments. She has been the driving force in our company purchasing specialist aids and assistive technology that ensures our patients have an enjoyable, motivating and successful rehab experience. She is experienced in using Saebo technology, functional electrical stimulation (FES), specialist assisted hand/foot bikes, hoists/treadmill. She utilises acupuncture to manage pain and spasticity associated with some neurological conditions. She is constantly striving to design rehabilitation which engages the patient. As well as utilising the specialist equipment in our rehab centres throughout South Wales, she takes outdoor rehab sessions in local parks, hydrotherapy pools, and even swimming and water sports in the sea (she is a qualified lifeguard!).
Linda has an extremely friendly, empathetic and caring nature and is held in very high regard by her patients. She understands the emotional stress which results following such life changing injuries/ illness. She deals with complex emotional, behavioural and cognitive issues is a great deal of skill and compassion.
Linda is experienced in assessment, treatment, writing specialists reports and preparing joint statements for patients going through the medicolegal process. She works very closely with case managers and solicitors. Due to her wide range of experience in the NHS and private sectors, she has an excellent knowledge of the public, private, voluntary services available to her patients and the role of other professionals that may be involved in the care of her patients including psychologists, speech and language, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, doctors. She is experienced in training and management of support workers and physiotherapy assistants involved in the patient care.
Linda enjoys keeping fit and attends her local Crossfit group. She also loves to sing and is a member of a small Acapella singing group based in Cardiff (Harmonyz). Linda is married with 2 children and enjoys walking her dog with her family.