Meet the team
NeuroConnect Rehabilitation is a team of highly skilled, experienced neurophysiotherapists trained in London hospitals at the forefront of neurological care. We have completed extensive postgraduate training and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology (ACPIN) and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Kate worked at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queens Square, for fifteen years where she was Clinical Specialist. She previously worked at The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney working with people with complex disability following brain injury and The Royal London Hospital where she gained therapy skills in trauma orthopaedics and amputees.
Kate has a specialist interest in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) and has many years of experience in the use of electrical stimulation for walking and for arm and hand rehabilitation. She was lead physiotherapist in the complex neuro-orthotics clinic at Queens Square.
She has extensive knowledge in the treatment of dizziness and reduced balance and is a committee member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation.
Kate is a certified Pilates instructor and is the UK course instructor for APPI Neuro Pilates. She has advanced level Bobath training and studied PD Warrior, an exercise treatment for Parkinson’s disease. She was a professional contributor for Neuromuscular disease Bridges, a self management programme for people with neuromuscular conditions
Rachel has over 17 years experience as a neuro physiotherapist, since qualifying in 2001. She has an enthusiasm for the specialty and has enjoyed working for 9 years, as a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist, at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. Prior to this, Rachel held posts within Richmond Community Therapy team, as a Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Physiotherapist and at Kings College Hospital, London, as a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist.
Rachel has developed expert skills, having treated a wide range of patients with complex and rare neuro disabilities. She has extensive experience in neuro-rehabilitation, neuro-surgery, stroke management, neuro-oncology, upper limb rehabilitation, facial palsy rehabilitation, spasticity services and in treating progressive neurological conditions. She has a keen interest in enabling clients, with neurological impairment, to participate in physical activity and exercise in order to maximise quality of life. Rachel was responsible for the management of ‘Physio Pulse’, a gym based exercise group for patients with neurological impairment, run in conjunction with Southwark Council.
Rachel’s continuing professional development (CPD) has included the completion of the post graduate Bobath course.
Katie de Albuquerque
Katie qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2005. After developing her passion for neurological physiotherapy at Imperial College Healthcare Trust, over 10 years ago, she moved to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, where she continues to work as a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist.
Katie has extensive experience working in areas including Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), multiple sclerosis, vestibular rehabilitation, neuro-surgery, neuro-outpatients, neuro-rehabilitation, brain tumours, upper limb rehabilitation and community rehabilitation.
Katie continues to enjoy consolidating her clinical practice developing specialist areas of interest and taking an active part in continuing professional development such as completion of both the Introduction to Bobath and APPI Pilates courses.