Kim Wilson BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP, ACPIN
Kim started off life in the NHS over 20 years ago 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.
Kim has experience throughout the care pathway from Intensive Care and acute hospital wards, Neuro-rehabilitation units and long term rehabilitation in the community. She has worked amongst many 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.
Kim is also a PD Warrior accredited instructor, NeuroFit trained, an assessor for the TurboMed orthotic and an approved provider for the Transverse Myelitis Society NeuroPhysiotherapy bursary scheme.
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. She is also trained in the Bridges self-management programme for Stroke and Long Term Conditions.
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).
Kim set up Surrey Hills Rehab Ltd in 2017 after leaving the NHS to focus on providing a much needed service in her local community.
Alana Gardner BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
A qualified physiotherapist, Alana has worked solely for the NHS since obtaining her first class honours Physiotherapy BSc. degree.
Alana is particularly passionate about falls prevention with older people, and having found herself unable to provide the evidence-based long term strength and balance classes this requires, within the NHS, she went on to obtain a qualification as a Postural Stability Instructor (PSI) with Later Life Training. She now runs Stronger for Longer (Falls Management Exercise) and Otago (strength and balance) classes, as well as PD Fit and PD Balance classes whilst also working on obtaining her PD Warrior Level 2 accreditation.
Prior to this, Alana worked in business, focusing specifically on international and global brand and marketing strategy.
Sue Mobbs BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP
Sue is a highly specialist physiotherapist with 20 years experience working with children and young people with neurodisability. She has experience in working with all levels of disability, within the NHS and private sector. She has a special interest in working with people with movement disorders, Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury.
Sue’s most recent post was at The Children’s Trust at Tadworth Paediatric Neuro-rehabilitation unit where she was their clinical specialist physiotherapist for the last 12 years.
Sue works part time with the team, sharing her role across Learning Disabilities in the NHS.
Sue provides personalised physiotherapy treatments with an emphasis on achieving functional goals in a fun and motivating environment. These can be through home visits or at the studio in Smithbrook Kilns
Naomi Dinneen MSc Physiotherapy MCSP
Naomi graduated from Liverpool University in 2004 and undertook a masters in Advanced Neuro-musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2015. She has worked in both public and private health settings in the UK and Australia including Harley Street and the Royal Surrey County Hospital. She has also completed mat work and equipment-based Pilates training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).
Naomi loves using her manual skills to treat patients with neurological conditions using massage and mobilisations and enjoys adapting traditional mat work Pilates to suit neurological challenges. She is passionate about getting you back to where you want to be, whether your goal is to maintain independence, to return to work or your favourite hobby. She runs the NeuroPilates sessions at Smithbrook Kilns and also has her own studio in Milford with a Pilates reformer https://www.ndclinicalpilates.com/naomi-dinneen.html
In her spare time Naomi enjoys Reformer Pilates, Jungle Body fitness classes, walking, water sports, photography and singing.
Cathy Mitchell, MCSP Physiotherapy Assistant
Cathy has over 20 years experience working as a physiotherapy assistant within neuro-rehabilitation across the NHS and Independent Sector. Her particular skills are in soft tissue mobilisation and supporting people with exercise. She sees people within their own homes, nursing homes, our studio or within our exercise groups.
Cathy is an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and supervised and trained by Kim Wilson.
Sarah Patten, MCSP Physiotherapy Assistant
Sarah has worked in Social Care with people with autism and learning disabilities for 10 years, supporting them to achieve their full potential.
Sarah has a high level of skills and knowledge gained from working in a range of settings, both public and private and uses a goal based approach to her support, with a focus on what the person receiving support wants to achieve. Sarah is committed to making a real difference in the lives of people to develop and maintain their movement and independence.
Sarah has a level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Sarah is an Associate Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and supervised and trained by Kim Wilson.