“I am particularly interested in understanding how the brain adapts to an ageing or damaged body, and how changes in the brain affect the body.
Put simply, as we grow older and get stuck in our ways, we forget how we used to move so freely as children. So I aim to find ways to rediscover some of those pathways through focused physiotherapy, which helps the brain (and body) relearn ways to move.”
A Paediatric physiotherapist specialising in neurodevelopmental treatment, MAES therapy, paediatric conditions including learning disabilities.
Patricia is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, and the Health and Care Professions Council.
A registered physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience. Patricia treats people of all ages, from babies to older adults. She can help with a wide variety of problems and has a special interest in neuro developmental conditions and nutrition.
Patricia qualified as a physiotherapist in Austria in 1992. Since then, she’s worked to improve the lives of many kinds of people of all ages. That includes those with a variety of disabilities such as cerebral palsy, people who have suffered a stroke, and older adults who need support, among others.
Patricia prides herself on really listening to her patients to understand their needs and concerns. She always explains what’s going on in plain English, and she involves the patient’s family and carers where appropriate.
For Patricia, successful physiotherapy treatment means finding all possible ways to maximise her patients’ independence and confidence. That sometimes means creative solutions to unusual problems – which is where Patricia’s huge wealth of experience really comes into play.
Everyday movement can become harder as we age, or because of accidents or medical conditions. Patricia finds ways to encourage the brain and body to rediscover movement patterns. She looks at the big picture when formulating a physiotherapy plan, rather than focusing on a particular body part or condition. This is an approach she likes to call “conundrum-busting”!
Patricia has a long record of success treating patients who have had medical setbacks or surgery. Often, standard rehabilitation hasn’t given them the level of progress they hoped for.