HELEN SAUNDERS

Musculoskeletal

 
 

Qualifications: 

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University

BSc (Hons) PE and Sports Science from Loughborough University

 Working towards MSc Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy University of Hatfield

 Member of British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR)

 

Past Employment:

 2019 - Present    Physiotherapist at Manor Clinic

2017 - Present    Amputee Physiotherapist, Blatchford

2010 - 2018 Band 7 Physiotherapist, Complex Trauma DMRC Headley Court (Ministry of Defence Rehab)

2008 - 2010 Locum MSK Physiotherapy roles for the Ministry of Defence and winter seasons working for Bonne Sante in Val d’Isere

2004 - 2008 Kings College Hospital junior rotations and MSK Physiotherapy

Additional roles:

2014 Amputee Running Day Conference. Presentation to NHS Physiotherapists and Prosthetists on ‘Running in Rehabilitation: A Physiotherapist Perspective’

 2012 Volunteer Physiotherapist at the London Paralympic Games. Based in the Poly-clinic and covering multi-sports.

2009 - 2010 Physiotherapist in Val d’Isere Ski Resort, treated high level ski instructors and recreational skiers US style

 

Working Background:

Helen specialises in the rehabilitation of amputees and individuals with complex orthopaedic injuries, peripheral nerve injuries and musculoskeletal complaints. She worked with injured military personnel at Headley Court at the height of the conflict in Afghanistan and assisted amputees of all levels in their prosthetic rehabilitation and return to varying levels of function. She has a specific interest in teaching amputees how to run again and developed a return to run criteria which is now readily used at the military’s new rehabilitation centre Stanford Hall. She has also conducted research in collaboration with Bath University analysing amputee running gait following a period of rehabilitation. She has worked with individuals in a gym based setting but also within the community providing education regarding mobility and functional activities.