Karen Hey

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

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

I then went 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. I like to work with patients to move in normal ways, from common positions towards achieving their goals.