Area of Expertise: Physiotherapist
Sue qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1986 and developed her career in Acute Trauma and Orthopaedics. She became a Superintendent Physiotherapist in the NHS specialising in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 1993. She moved to her current post as Superintendent/ Lead Clinical Specialist physiotherapist in the London Spinal Cord Injuries Centre at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Stanmore in 1993. She continues to work in this role part time in the NHS.
Her NHS work in one of the National Spinal Cord Injury Centres provides comprehensive experience working with adults and children with spinal cord injury, from the acute stage immediately post injury through the early rehabilitation and onto reintegration back into the community. She also has experience working with peripheral nerve injury and brachial plexus management, as well as diverse skills in working with orthopaedic trauma, metastatic cord compression, intensive care and respiratory management and musculo-skeletal conditions.
She is Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow for University College London. She currently lectures on three Masters courses for multidisciplinary professionals. She lectures nationally and internationally to diverse professional groups, as well as presenting papers and posters at conferences and meetings relevant to her specialist field.
Sue has contributed to and published chapters in several Neurological Physiotherapy textbooks and participated in research in her field. She is currently involved in research and service development projects, having recently published a study related to her specialist interest in Functional Electrical Stimulation in neurological rehabilitation.
Sue is a medico-legal expert physiotherapist specialising in spinal cord injury and peripheral nerve injuries. She receives well balanced percentages of instructions on behalf of the Claimant, the Defendant and Single Joint Expert.
Sue is an independent consultant physiotherapist working with the England Rugby Football Union Injured Players Foundation charity to support spinal cord injured players
Sue has been involved in the formation and development of the NEURAM charity and neurological rehabilitation in Mauritius, through training and sharing of her expertise.
Sue has been a key member of the team who developed a SCI comprehensive training programme on behalf of Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and UK Emergency Disaster Relief Medical Teams for UK professionals who will work in humanitarian settings following conflict and disaster.
Sue is a member of many international and national clinical interest groups to support her specialist role including:UK & Eire Spinal Cord Injury Therapy Leads (SCITLs); past chair 2014-2017.International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN), Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP); committee Member, Multi-Disciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP), Association of Orthopaedic and Trauma Chartered Physiotherapists (AOTCP), The International Spinal Cord Injury Physiotherapists Network (ISCIPT Network).