Karen McGillicuddy

Karen, qualified from Brunel University in 2005, with an honours degree in Physiotherapy, going on to spent 2 years working for Hounslow Primary Care Trust, where  she completed rotations in all of the core areas of physiotherapy.  Following this, she spent two years working for West Middlesex University Hospital Trust. Whilst in this post she led the physiotherapy service on the elderly rehabilitation ward, and on the acute stroke unit.

In 2009 Karen took the decision  to specialise in Neurology, and moved to the Wellington Hospital in London.  Going on to spend four years at the hospital working in a rehabilitation unit, neurological outpatients and acute neurology and neurosurgery, Karen provided a comprehensive physiotherapy service to people with complex needs, whilst seeing clients with a variety of neurological conditions.

Within the field of neurology Karen has a particular interest in spinal cord injury.  Having completed a course in spinal cord injury rehabilitation at Stoke Mandeville and she had enjoyed the challenge of regularly treating spinal cord injured individuals in her previous job.  She also have an interest in upper limb rehabilitation following acquired brain injury. Karen is also trained in the use of Saebo and making her able to assess for Saeboflex and Saebostretch.  She also has experience in the use of functional electrical stimulation for the upper and lower limbs,  as well as completing Bobath Introductory Modules.

Karen has a special interest in the treatment of vertigo and dizziness and has completed post graduate courses to enabling her to assess and treat such symptoms. She is also able to perform the Epley Manoeuvre as part of my treatment programme.

Karen says she is delighted  to have joined the Neuro Team at the East Cliff Therapy Centre. Together, we will aim to provide a service to clients that is of the highest quality.