Area of Expertise: Physiotherapist
Clare is a Physiotherapist specialising in spinal cord injury (SCI), peripheral nerve injury (PNI) and amputee rehabilitation. She has a special interest in the use of neuro-muscular/ functional electrical stimulation (NMES/ FES), ReWalk exoskeleton training, and aquatic therapy.
After qualifying in 2000, Clare completed NHS rotations at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She then moved to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore to pursue her interest in complex, interdisciplinary neuro-musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She spent 10 years as a senior physiotherapist on the Complex Trauma team at DMRC Headley Court, spanning the height of the Afghanistan conflict. Clare became one of their lead therapists, assisting the team with their transition to DMRC Stanford Hall before leaving in 2019. She also has two years’ experience as an Independent Case Manager, enjoying the opportunity to implement truly holistic client care and gaining a valuable insight into the personal injury litigation process.
She spent four months working with local staff in Sri Lanka as an SCI therapy trainer and is on the UK emergency medical team for short term deployments to developing countries. She assisted in the development of a technical manual on early rehabilitation in conflict and disasters.
Clare enjoys supporting others to achieve their potential and knows that rehabilitation doesn’t stop when someone leaves hospital. She is an adaptive waterski instructor and yoga teacher, and in 2005 co-founded the adaptive sports charity Access Adventures. She is now employed by the charity part time as their Operations Manager.