Area of Expertise: Physiotherapist
Qualifications: MSc MCSP and member of the Health Professions Council (PH19858)
Brigitt graduated in 1972 in Switzerland, where she completed her basic training. In 1974 she moved to England to specialise in neurology at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where she gained experience working with spinal injuries. At the Wolfson Rehabilitation Centre in Wimbledon Brigitt worked with people who had brain injuries, strokes, MS and other neurological conditions.
After a number of years working in Paediatrics, she returned to work for a Charity in a post-acute rehabilitation centre working with young adults who had acquired brain injuries.
Returning to the NHS, she started to work in a neuro-rehabilitation unit at Woking Community Hospital before taking up a post as clinical lead in North West Surrey and Superintendent Physiotherapist at Woking Community Hospital. As well as the neuro-rehabilitation unit, this service covered stroke rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, multidisciplinary disability clinic, spasticity management clinic and specialist orthotics clinic. Brigitt retired from the NHS in May 2011.
Over the last 15 years Brigitt has worked as an expert witness to provide physiotherapy opinion in medico-legal cases of adults with neurological disabilities.
She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN), member of the Medico-legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP), Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists working with Older People (AGILE).