WHO WE ARE...
EMMA THOMAS - DIRECTOR AND CLINICAL LEAD PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Emma is the founder of the clinic. She started as a lone practitioner in 2012. Since then the business has grown with opening of the clinic in 2018 and team members coming on board in 2019.
Emma graduated from The University of East London in 1997 with a BSc hons in Physiotherapy. She had a passion for neurology from early on in her training and specialised in neurological physiotherapy in the year 2000.
She is Advanced Bobath trained. As well as using the Bobath Concept in her clinical work she draws on other experiences and concepts to ensure that treatment is tailored to each individual and their goals. Thanks to her keen interest in neurophysiology and neuroanatomy she has a deep understanding of how the brain and nervous system works and how they are affected by damage.
She continues to attend courses and read journal articles to ensure that she is up-to-date with current evidence in neurological physiology, pathology and rehabilitation.
Before embarking on private practice Emma had a wide range of experience in the NHS. She was a lead physiotherapist in a variety of neurological and stroke rehab teams where she had a complex caseload as well as helping student and qualified physiotherapists learn and develop skills in neurological physiotherapy.
Emma is a proud Mum to twin boys. She loves the countryside and enjoys trail running in her spare time. She is also a Scout Leader.
Emma is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Her registration number is PH52883. She is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation.
ALESSANDRA SUOZZI - CLINICAL SPECIALIST IN NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
Alessandra graduated with honours from Colegio Universitario de Rehabilitacion “May Hamilton”, Venezuela in 2008 with an Associate degree in physiotherapy, and completed her Bachelor’s degree with honours in Columbus University of Panama in 2011. Since 2008 she has practised in the area of neurological rehabilitation in Venezuela.
Alessandra has completed post graduate courses in Myofascial release techniques, soft osteopathy and Is a certified K- Taping therapist. She has completed her advanced level training in the Bobath Concept which has helped her develop a better understanding of her clients assessments, needs and treatment options.
She worked in Canada for 7 years and was involved with the continuous Physiotherapy Clinical Education Program from the University of Toronto, which provides clinical internships
for physiotherapy students. She recently moved to UK to continue deepen her knowledge in the neurological field.
In her free time, Alessandra enjoys outdoor activities.
Alessandra is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Her registration number is PH117394. She is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
JEN KEMPSTER - PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT
Jen graduated from De Montfort University in 1995 with a BA Hons degree in Sports and Leisure Management, specialising in sports physiology and sociology. In the early stages of her career she gained a number of sports coaching qualifications that she continues to use in both a professional and voluntary capacity.
Jen started working with us in the Autumn of 2019 as a Physiotherapist Assistant. She was keen to use the transferable skills she had developed in a coaching and mentoring capacity, whilst also fulfilling a desire to balance her strategic consultancy, with direct ‘hands on’ work. Jen has learned quickly with support and expert guidance of the physiotherapy team. She is thoroughly enjoying the role and finds it hugely rewarding.
She is committed to her professional development and will be looking to extend her areas of expertise to ensure she can provide the best service possible to her clients.
Jen’s previous experience has been invaluable in her development of the Physiotherapy Assistant role here with us. She has over twenty-five years’ experience within the sport and leisure industry, from a Sports Development Officer to a Chief Executive, which has culminated in the development of her own consultancy business since 2006. Her professionalism, inter-personal skills, integrity and passion for sport and physical activity has been at the core of building what is now a credible and successful sports consultancy.
Since establishing her own business she has developed areas of specialism in research and insight, quality assurance, business coaching and has a particular interest in projects highlighting the mental health benefits of physical activity.
On a personal level Jen is a keen cyclist and enjoys practising yoga on a regular basis, whilst also volunteering as a Beaver Scout leader! Working with such a diverse range of people in both a professional and personal capacity has improved her emotional intelligence, ability to empathise and encourage clients to get the best out of sessions, and ultimately gain positive results during their rehab process.
Jen is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
MATT STREET - CLINICAL SPECIALIST IN NEUROLOGICAL PHYSIOTHERAPY
Matt qualified as a Physiotherapist at Coventry University in 2001. He did his initial rotations in West Sussex for 2 years before moving back towards the Midlands and specialising within Neurology. From this point he gained lots of experience working with a multitude of neurological conditions and primarily brain injury rehabilitation. Matt favours a very practical approach to rehabilitation (he likes to keep it simple!) With a friendly and relaxed approach he will work hard to try to achieve the goals he sets in collaboration with any client their loved ones.