Area of Expertise: Physiotherapist
Qualifications: PGCert in Posture management, MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation, Goldsmith Measure of Body Symmetry (Level 3), PTTLS Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Member of ACPIN and PMG.
Jane is a physiotherapist specialising in 24hr Postural Care and seating for people with complex physical disability. She passionately believes that it is never too early or too late to improve peoples’ lives through Postural Care. Through her work, she strives to challenge the idea that body shape changes, brought about by reduced mobility, are inevitable and believes that quality of life can always be enhanced through postural care.
Jane qualified as a physiotherapist in 1996 and started specialising in Neuro-rehabilitation in 1998. Her interest in Postural Care was sparked whilst working in an independent Brain Injury unit for people with profound brain injuries in 2000. Since this pivotal time, Jane has worked both independently and in the NHS with many children and adults with disability and movement problems. In 2007 Jane worked at the Specialist Disability Service at the Oxford Centre for Enablement where she specialised in custom contoured seating for people with highly complex physical disabilities and needs.
In 2012, Jane founded Posture Partnership which provides clinical assessment, specialist support and training to individuals, their support teams and health care professionals. Effective postural care is a collaborative, team approach and whilst finding the right equipment is key, Jane believes that success comes from everyone working together to problem solve, decide on compromises and balance how to protect peoples body shape whilst also getting on with their lives.
Jane has a Jane has a PGCert in Posture management for people with Complex Physical Disability and a MSc in Neuro-rehabilitation. She is qualified to carry out the Goldsmith Measure of Body Symmetry (Level 3) and has a PTTLS Level 3 Award in Education and Training. She is a member of ACPIN (Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology) and The Posture and Mobility Group (PMG).