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).

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Kate Bull

London

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

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Rachel Marsh

London

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.

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Katie de Albuquerque

Bath

Katie qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2005.  After developing her interest for neurological physiotherapy at Imperial College Healthcare Trust she moved to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, working as Specialist Physiotherapist for over a decade.

 

Katie has extensive experience working in areas including MS, PD, vestibular rehabilitation, neurosurgery, neuro-rehab and brain tumour care. She has a broad knowledge of specialist treatments including orthotics and splinting, functional electrical stimulation, exercise equipment and rehab technology.  Katie is part of the 4D Life health and fitness programme for People with early to mid-stage Parkinson’s https://www.4dlife.org/

 

Katie continues to be fascinated by the brain and spinal cord and promoting a holistic approach to the recovery process.  She enjoys working collaboratively with her clients, encouraging them to aim high in terms of goals and expectations.  She understands the benefits that movement,, exercise and nutrition can have on the mind & body and enjoys supporting clients to achieve their potential. Katie is a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor. 

 

Katie is a member of a number of physiotherapy clinical interest groups.  She has completed both the Introduction to Bobath and APPI Pilates courses.

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Bex Walters
London

Bex qualified in 2012 and has worked in three large teaching hospitals within London. She currently works at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). 

Whilst at NHNN she has developed expert skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals following stroke, neuro-surgery, progressive neurological disorders and peripheral nervous diseases. She currently works as the primary physiotherapist within the cerebral palsy service at NHNN.

She has extensive knowledge in the management of spasticity and rehabilitation post botulinum toxin injections. Also within functional electronic stimulation (FES). She has completed courses in facial rehabilitation, the PD warrior course, upper and lower limb splinting, ‘explain pain’ and the three week Bobath course. Her aim is to empower and motivate clients to improve their function, quality of life and achieve their goals.

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Holly Wilkinson
London

Holly qualified as a physiotherapist in 2002 from Nottingham University. She worked at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square in London for fifteen years where she was a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist. She previously worked at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada, working with people following neurosurgery and with acute spinal injuries. Prior to this she worked at King’s College Hospital and The Royal London Hospital.

 

Holly studied for and gained a postgraduate master’s degree in clinical research and has worked as a research physiotherapist. 
Holly has treated people with a wide range of complex neurological conditions and has considerable experience in progressive neurological conditions, neuro-rehabilitation, neuro-surgery, stroke and spasticity management.

 

Her areas of specialist interest include multiple sclerosis, rehabilitation, gait and increasing exercise participation in people with neurological conditions. She is trained in the use of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for walking and has completed postgraduate Bobath training.
Holly provides individualised care for her clients. Her aim is to support and motivate them to work on their goals and improve their quality of life. She strives to provide the best evidence-based treatment to all her clients.

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Hannah Cartwright

London

Hannah qualified in 2006 and has worked across London’s largest teaching hospitals. Initially  specialising in major trauma she then moved to neurological rehabilitation in 2010. She currently works at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) where she has been based for the last 7 years. 

 

Whilst at NHNN she has advanced skills in neurological rehabilitation. She has extensive experience in stroke rehabilitation, treating progressive neurological conditions, upper limb rehabilitation and neurosurgical rehabilitation including brain tumours. 

 

She has a keen interest in making exercise and activity accessible to all. Hannah has advanced Bobath training, she is also trained in Neuro Fit- a movement technique to target cardiovascular fitness, strength, endurance and balance. 

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Chelsey Scoreby
London

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Susie
Blakeway

London

Susie qualified with a Master in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. She currently works as a Senior Specialist Physiotherapist for Imperial College Healthcare Trust across 3 of London’s largest acute hospitals. Susie has a keen interest in Neurological conditions, gaining expert skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients across stroke (both in hyperacute and acute settings), neuro-surgery and neuromedicine specialties. She holds a particular interest in functional neurological disorders, spinal injuries and stroke.


Susie believes in empowering patients with a positive, enthusiastic attitude, building great rapports and providing individualised treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcomes and improve quality of life.
 

Susie is a member of the HCPC, CSP and ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology).' 

Susie qualified with a Master in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. She currently works as a Senior Specialist Physiotherapist for Imperial College Healthcare Trust across 3 of London’s largest acute hospitals. Susie has a keen interest in Neurological conditions, gaining expert skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients across stroke (both in hyperacute and acute settings), neuro-surgery and neuromedicine specialties. She holds a particular interest in functional neurological disorders, spinal injuries and stroke.


Susie believes in empowering patients with a positive, enthusiastic attitude, building great rapports and providing individualised treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcomes and improve quality of life.
 

Susie is a member of the HCPC, CSP and ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology).' 

Susie qualified with a Master in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. She currently works as a Senior Specialist Physiotherapist for Imperial College Healthcare Trust across 3 of London’s largest acute hospitals. Susie has a keen interest in Neurological conditions, gaining expert skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients across stroke (both in hyperacute and acute settings), neuro-surgery and neuromedicine specialties. She holds a particular interest in functional neurological disorders, spinal injuries and stroke.


Susie believes in empowering patients with a positive, enthusiastic attitude, building great rapports and providing individualised treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcomes and improve quality of life.
 

Susie is a member of the HCPC, CSP and ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology).' 

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Chelsey Scoreby
London

Since Chelsey qualified in 2012 she has worked in three large teaching hospitals in London. She currently works for St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the Neuro Rehab Team.

 

Chelsey has developed advanced skills in assessment and treatment of a range of neurological conditions, including acute brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, central nervous system tumours and progressive neurological conditions. She has a specialist interest in functional neurological disorder after working at a specialist inpatient unit and is currently working with acute hospitals to improve other health care professionals’ management and treatment of this condition.

 

Chelsey is passionate about incorporating clients’ interests into sessions while working towards their individual goals, to maximise engagement and ensure treatment is client centred. She has a great understanding of other local community services to provide holistic care.

 

Chelsey completes regular continual professional development and strives to provide the best evidence based treatment to all clients.

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Susie Blakeway
London

Susie qualified with a Master in Physiotherapy from Kings College London. She currently works as a Senior Specialist Physiotherapist for Imperial College Healthcare Trust across 3 of London’s largest acute hospitals. Susie has a keen interest in Neurological conditions, gaining expert skills in the assessment and rehabilitation of patients across stroke (both in hyperacute and acute settings), neuro-surgery and neuromedicine specialties. She holds a particular interest in functional neurological disorders, spinal injuries and stroke.


Susie believes in empowering patients with a positive, enthusiastic attitude, building great rapports and providing individualised treatment plans to achieve the best possible outcomes and improve quality of life.
 

 

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Jenny Parker
London

Jenny qualified from Cardiff university in 2010 and has worked in neuroscience for 9 years at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).

During this time she has developed advanced skills in the assessment and management of a range of neurological conditions and presentations. She currently works within neuro rehabilitation and routinely uses adjuncts such as functional electrical stimulation (fes) and works alongside medical teams for expert management of spasticity and post treatment therapeutic intervention. She also has a wealth of experience in neuro oncology and functional neurological disorder (fnd).

Jenny has a passion for working holistically alongside her clients to ensure rehabilitation is both effective and enjoyable. She is bobath trained and takes an active approach to maintaining ongoing professional development.

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Graeme Cossou
London

Graeme qualified as a physiotherapist in 2008 and has gained specialist Neurological experience working in regional specialist centres such as the Wessex Neurological Centre, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Barts Health NHS Trust before his current role as Clinical Physiotherapy Lead for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Imperial College Healthcare Trust. 

 

Working in these specialist centres has enabled Graeme to develop expert skills in assessment and treatment techniques across a wide range of specialities. He is part of multiple specialist interest groups and has a passion for evidence based practice. 

 

He has a great ability to motivate and empower patients to achieve their goals and strongly believes in targeted, specific and enjoyable rehabilitation sessions to ensure that patients are able to maximise their potential. 

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