Karen Hey

I qualified in 1990 and have more than 20 years’ experience in neurology and elderly rehabilitation.

Initially I worked as a junior physiotherapist in Newcastle working in acute neurology, then neurological rehabilitation, which is where i developed my passion for the neurological speciality.

I then came to work in Yorkshire at Pinderfields General Hospital, where I worked in medical-elderly, acute neurology, neurosurgery and most recently in the neurological rehabilitation centre. In this unit I treated patients with a variety of conditions including complex stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and traumatic brain injury.

I am trained in Bobath to an advanced level and in motor relearning ( Carr and Shepherd), but i am not a purist.

Clients do not have to have a neurological condition to benefit from my services. I like to work with patients’ to achieve their goals, and improve their strength and mobility. This may involve:

  • Improving balance,
  • Increasing mobility around the home, or outdoors
  • Improved function e.g. activities within the kitchen, getting in and out of bed, getting up from the floor, etc.

It is never too late to try a course of physiotherapy.