Kim Wilson BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, ACPIN
Kim started off life in the NHS aged 17 as a rehabilitation assistant for one of the first community rehabilitation teams in the UK before graduating as a qualified physiotherapist in 2002 from the University of Hertfordshire. She quickly specialised in neurology after completing all her core rotations, following her passion for rehabilitation. She has experience throughout the care pathway from acute hospital care, rehabilitation units and long term rehabilitation in the community. She has worked amongst many amazing specialist teams at Harrowlands (Dorking), Brain Injury Centre, Queen Elizabeth Foundation (Banstead), National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) and for 8 years as Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at the Bradley unit (Woking). This role included being the physiotherapy injector with Botulinum Toxin for the Spasticity Management clinic working alongside Rehabilitation Consultants.
She utilises a wide range of skills to promote a goal-orientated approach to rehabilitation, these include the Bobath Concept, functional strength training, splinting and postural management. Following studying at MSc level Kim is passionate about supporting people to find their own positive journey through rehabilitation and empowering them to achieve their own goals. This is through exercise prescription, supported practise and peer support. Kim has also lectured at under-graduate and post-graduate level. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology (ACPIN), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC).
Eliza Wheeler BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
Eliza qualified as a physiotherapist in 2007 gaining a 1st class honours BSc from Bristol UWE. After working as a physiotherapist in a broad range of areas she developed a special interest and passion for neurological rehabilitation. Between 2012 and 2014 she worked as a Senior Physiotherapist for The Robertson Unit – a Neurological Rehabilitation unit in North West London.
Eliza became interested in Pilates when working with a physiotherapist who specialised in Women’s Health and realised that the benefits of this type of exercise would be transferable throughout physiotherapy practice and in particular for people with Neurological impairments.
Pilates is a form of exercise that improves movement patterns, posture and strength throughout the body. It is low-impact, slow-paced and is focussed on improving mind-body connection and activation of our central ‘core’ muscles.
Eliza trained with the world-renowned APPI (Austrailian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) in 2013 and continues to attend their courses to update and extend her practice.
Eliza is excited to be able to offer one-to-one and group Pilates sessions at Surrey Hills Rehab, combining her passions for Neurological rehabilitation and Pilates. As a specialist physiotherapist she is able to adapt the exercises to the individual needs of the client and strives to provide every person with a sense of achievement and positive outlook when they leave the session.
Eliza is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC).