Richmond Physiotherapy Associates
Kate Sheehy has been acting as an expert witness since 1994 when she attended Bond Solon’s first training event for physiotherapists at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Kate runs a group clinical practice in Richmond, Surrey where the aim is to demonstrate the benefits and value of good quality musculo skeletal physiotherapy in a high street setting.
Originally trained at Addenborooke’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy Kate also holds a post graduate diploma in manipulative physiotherapy from the prestigious Curtin University in Perth, West Australia. She has served on the Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists’ Executive Committee, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Professional Practice Committee and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Quality Assurance Working Party.
Currently Kate is an executive member of the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and provides training for physiotherapists in the role of the expert witness.
Over the years she has regularly provided opinion on professional practice issues, clinical negligence in musculo skeletal physiotherapy and personal injury.
Kate has a strong network of physiotherapy experts and recognises the importance of getting the right clinical expertise with the best report writing skills for every report. If she recommends another physiotherapy expert then she does not do so lightly and will endeavour to assist and support wherever possible to ensure that quality is delivered.
If you have difficulty finding the right expert in a particular specialism within physiotherapy give her a call: 020 8332 1132 or e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Swire MCSP MHCPC
Rob qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from Salford School of Physiotherapy in 1985, later gaining an MSc in Sports & Exercise Science (1997) from Leeds Metropolitan University, he then completed the manual therapy course of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in 1998.
After 5 years of work in a variety of National Health Service settings, Rob began a career in professional football, initially at Halifax Town FC in 1990 before moving to Manchester United FC in 1991. He started working with the Youth and Reserve teams and progressed to Head Physiotherapist in 1999 where he remained until 2014.
After 24 years working in professional football at the highest level Rob called time at the end of the 2013/14 season, although he maintains a role in the Manchester United FC Academy.
Rob has completed the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists’ Introductory and Advanced Level Report Writing courses and commenced expert work in 2006, predominantly in the sports injury environment.
Approximately 55% of his work is for the Claimant, 45% for the Defendant and he provides opinion on quantum as well as liability.
Rob is a member of the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science and a committee member of the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Anna Savill is a Chartered Physiotherapist with musculo-skeletal expertise, having built her career in the National Health Service.
She qualified at St Thomas’ Hospital before working at Westminster Hospital, followed by Chelsea & Westminster Hospital. She worked on the orthopaedics wards as a Senior Physiotherapist and later as an Extended Scope Practitioner alongside the Orthopaedic Consultants.
Anna is a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, the Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Anna now runs her own private practice in Surrey where she sees a wide range of patients with musculo-skeletal disorders and specialises in providing high quality post operative physiotherapy and rehabilitation to patients following orthopaedic surgery.
Catherine Kwan is a Chartered Physiotherapist with fifteen years’ musculoskeletal experience. She trained in Sydney Australia, graduating in 1997, and has completed a Masters degree in manipulative physiotherapy. She has completed the MLACP introductory level report writing course.
Since 2006, she has worked as an extended scope physiotherapist, alongside pain specialists and Orthopaedic surgeons, both in the NHS and private settings. Her current role is as an extended scope physiotherapist and clinical development lead therapist for Horder Healthcare – based at the Horder Centre in Crowborough – and she also works in private practice in Hove.
Catherine is a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University, teaching on Masters level courses, specialising in spinal pain and clinical reasoning.
She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, a committee member for Extended Scope Physiotherapy Professional Network, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists and the Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
MSc; Grad Dip Phys; MCSP Paediatric Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Practitioner
Kath Thacker is a Chartered Physiotherapist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with musculoskeletal pain and orthopaedic conditions. She qualified in 1988 from West Middlesex University Hospital, subsequently working at both the Middlesex and the Whittington Hospitals in London.
Kath has worked at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Surrey since 1993 initially in the field of Musculoskeletal Outpatients. She developed one of the first Extended Scope Practitioner posts in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics in the UK and has been working in this post since 1998.
She works closely with the Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultants at Kingston and St Georges’ Hospitals and has developed particular expertise in the management of children and adolescents with complex musculoskeletal pain presentations. Kath’s clinical caseload is within the NHS, based at Kingston Hospital, Surrey
Additionally, Kath coleads a physiotherapy led Infant Hip Screening Service at Kingston Hospital which is designed to screen and manage at risk babies for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH). Kath is trained in the use of specialist ultrasound scanning techniques, which she employs together with detailed clinical examination to identify DDH, and is responsible for the planning and implementation of management strategies for these children.
Kath has an MSc in Pain Management and is a member of the British Pain Society, Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and the Extended Scope Physiotherapy Professional Network.
Mary Jane Cole
Physiotherapist. MSc (Physiotherapy and Education), Grad Dip Phys, MCSP, HCPC.
Mary Jane has worked for more than 20 years with amputees of all ages, different causes and amputation levels, and at every stage of rehabilitation. Mary Jane has worked in a range of clinical settings, predominantly in the NHS (mostly at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton) but also independently, in private practice and on occasion, abroad.
Mary Jane combines amputee rehabilitation and medico-legal consultancy in the speciality with education and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Kingston and St George’s, University of London.
Her professional interests extend to the development of best amputee practice through education and research and has participated and presented on many amputee courses, national and international conferences and is a guest lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons Amputations Symposium and the University of Brighton. She has research experience and has published in the speciality.
Mary Jane takes an active interest in the UK physiotherapy profession’s amputee rehabilitation network BACPAR (British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation) http://bacpar.csp.org.uk/ and is currently vice Chair (previously Chair), Honorary Education Officer and the network’s representative to SPARG (Scottish Physiotherapy Amputee Research Group). She is also a member of ISPO UK (International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics), the Medico Legal Association of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, ADAPT (Chartered Physiotherapists in International Health and Development) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Learning and Teaching and NAEP (National Association of Educators in Practice).
BSc, MSc, MA(Law), MCSP.
Pip is a Chartered Physiotherapist and law graduate and has been qualified as an expert witness since 2007. She maintains a balanced portfolio of both claimant and defendant cases in the field of adult musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice liability reports and she is an executive member of the Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
Pip qualified in physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University in 1991, she also holds an MSc in Sports Injury and Therapy from Manchester Metropolitan University and belongs to The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. Pip has extensive experience of in- and out- patient physiotherapy settings in the Health Service, with a focus on Extended Scope Practitioner and triage roles; she has also worked in elite sport at National level, in both field-hockey and swimming, and has extensive experience of injury rehabilitation in the military having worked for 7 years with the Royal Air Force.
Pip now combines her private practice with work as a Professional Adviser at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; she has been instrumental in developing many of the professional standards and expectations required of physiotherapists, and so is ideally placed to comment on standard. She has particular specialist expertise in advanced practice roles as well as medicines and prescribing use, including injection therapy, by physiotherapists. Lastly Pip undertakes tribunal work for the Health and Care Professions Council, and is involved in the commissioning and evaluation of standards for musculoskeletal health services within several Care Commissioning Groups.
Pip works closely with Kate Sheehy and can be contacted via Kate (or directly: email@example.com)