The physiotherapists at Therapy Tree have extensive experience and advanced training that enables them to offer excellence in the management of adult neurological conditions (such as stroke) and paediatric conditions (such as cerebral palsy or developmental delay).
At Therapy Tree, we strongly believe that you (or your child) deserve to receive physiotherapy from a specialist in that area who has the appropriate training and experience in order to maximise potential and allow fulfillment of your goals.
Therapy Tree are dedicated and passionate about their chosen specialities and ensure their knowledge base remains current to provide you with up-to-date interventions.
Pam Browning BSc (HONS), MCSP, HPC Registered.
Pam qualified as a chartered physiotherapist at Sheffield Hallam University in 2000. She has since gained 10 years of experience with patients with neurological problems. She initially worked at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust until 2002 working through rotations while gaining a particular interest in adult neurology. She then went on to to work as a locum in a rural setting in Buckinghamshire, working with adult neurology patients in the community for over 12 months before moving to James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough, completing senior rotations in Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Stroke. She has also worked for Northallerton Primary Care Trust working in a community neurological hospital, neurological community team, and paediatrics. For the last 6 years Pam has worked as the Physiotherapy Team Lead in Neurology at the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, managing the inpatient and outpatient Neurology Physiotherapy service.
Pam has completed many postgraduate physiotherapy courses in Neurology including the Bobath Concept: Introductory modules 2002, the Basic Bobath course in Adult Neurology 2010, AACP approved Acupuncture course 2002, 3 week Acupuncture Course in Beijing Acupuncture Institute, China 2003, Functional Electrical Stimulation Course 2005, and other Neurological courses e.g Mechanisms of Balance, Muscle Imbalance in Neurology, Balance and the Foot as a Base of Support, Acupuncture in Neurology.
Pam is also a member of ACPIN (Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology, and the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists).
Pam is dedicated to providing an effective specialist physiotherapy service to adults with neurological problems, to ensure that patients fulfil their maximum potential.
Rachel Schieber BSc (HONS), MCSP, HPC Registered.
Rachel graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2000 with a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy. She was also awarded the Trent Regional Health Authority Award for overall excellence after achieving the highest overall mark on the course.
In 2001, after completing basic grade rotations, Rachel chose to follow her ambition and further her career in Paediatrics at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust gaining extensive experience in both acute and community paediatrics, in areas such as neurodevelopment, acute neurosciences (neuro rehabilitation), musculoskeletal outpatients, rheumatology, neonatal care, respiratory (including neonatal/paediatric/cardiac intensive care), orthopaedics and oncology. During this time and in collaboration with an Occupational Therapy colleague Rachel was involved with the charity OPT-IN and completed a project aimed at improving the paediatric services at The Centre for the Rehabiliation of the Paralysed in Bangladesh.
Following this, Rachel worked for East Leeds PCT in a senior community role covering several special schools and the under 5’s neurodevelopmental service. Rachel also gained experience working with adults with learning disability and it was during this time that her special interest in neurodevelopment and neurological conditions (in particular Cerebral Palsy) grew.
Since moving back to Worcestershire, Rachel has worked as an advanced community paediatric physiotherapist and has had a varied caseload with a bias to neurology. Throughout her career in paediatrics, Rachel has worked closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team including orthotists, OT’s, speech therapists, play specialists, doctors, health visitors, teachers, carers etc.
Rachel has followed the Bobath Concept in her approach throughout her career and this was consolidated last year with the completion of the 8 week basic bobath course at the bobath centre in London (see www.bobath.org.uk for more information). Other post graduate courses in paediatrics include hydrotherapy, rebound, spasticity management, 24 hour postural management, gait analysis, orthotics and introductory bobath courses to name a few!
Rachel is committed to ensuring the children and young people at Therapy Tree receive effective specialist physiotherapy in order to achieve their potential.