Accreditations and Qualifications

All our physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistant practitioners are Health Care Professionals Council (HPCP) registered. This body oversees our fitness to practice and that we keep updated in advances in medicine and undertake regular and appropriate continuing professional development.

All our physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistant practitioners are Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) registered. This is our professional and educational body, which also sets standards for physiotherapists.

All our paediatric physiotherapists are members of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and some are also Accredited Bobath trained and members of the British Association of Bobath Trained Therapists.

Our paediatric physiotherapists have a range of musculoskeletal and neurological skills and have trained in a range of approaches including but not exclusive to:

  • Bobath and MAES
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Neurodevelopmental and basic level Sensory Integration
  • Communicating using Intensive interaction and Makaton (we have experience of communicating with people using a range of low and hi tech AAC)
  • Maitland, McKenzie, and ANT
  • Therapeutic Pilates
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Taping, Strapping, and Casting
  • Fascial Release and Massage
  • Postural and Physical Management
  • Targeted Muscle Training
  • Rebound
  • Plyometric and Sports Rehab

All our aquatic physiotherapists are members of the Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and trained in:

  • Foundation and Advanced Principles of Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Aquaepps® Neurological techniques (Heather developed these techniques which are now taught country wide)
  • Watsu®
  • Ai Chi
  • Aquastretch
  • Halliwick
  • Modified PNF in water (similar to the Bad Ragaz method)

Heather is an Accredited tutor for the ATACP

Heather is currently on the working party that devised and oversees the water treatment guidelines (in consultation with PWTAG and PHE) for reopening hydrotherapy pools during COVID-19, and is assisting the committee in updating their CSP endorsed guidelines and recommendations for good working practice in hydrotherapy pools

On site staff are emergency first aid, CPR and rescue test trained having been examined and certified in December 2020 by the Royal Life Saving Society NRASTC (National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches). This course is more advanced than the Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award