More about Kaye
HCPC registered, MCSP, MBAOT, Enhanced DBS (CRB) checked
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and an Occupational Therapist who specialises in neuro-rehabilitation. Being dual qualified enables me to provide a holistic approach when working closely with individuals with a long term condition and individuals who have been newly diagnosed with a progressive neurological condition. This means that when helping individuals to achieve their full potential, I consider an individual’s physical, psychological, social and environmental needs.
My passion for neuro-rehabilitation started in 1999 when I worked as an occupational therapy assistant at the Battle Hospital in Reading. Whilst working as an assistant, I embarked on a four year undergraduate degree graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (OT). After qualifying, I gained clinical experience working in both physical and mental health services, covering in-patient, out-patient and community-based settings.
In 2009, I undertook MSc (pre-registration) physiotherapy training at Southampton University, during which I completed a qualitative research project, alongside a randomised controlled trail . This research has since been published in the Clinical Rehabilitation Journal (link here). After qualifying as a physio, I worked part-time as a dual therapist for Headway Thames Valley, and part-time as a Clinical Lead for OT and Physio across three community-based NHS hospitals in Oxfordshire; I relished this opportunity to work with individuals with a variety of complex neurological and non-neurological conditions.
In 2013, I began working part-time with the Disabled Adults Resource Team (DART) in Bristol; a multi-disciplinary community-based team providing specialist assessment and treatment for people with long term and progressive neurological conditions. On my non-DART days, I worked as a dual therapist for a private neuro practice in Hampshire. After a relocation to Berkshire, I then joined the neuro team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital working part-time solely as a physio on the Acute Stroke Unit and Neuro-Outpatients, and part-time as a dual therapist for a private practice in Reading. I left the NHS in December 2017 to focus on setting up Valley Rehabilitation.
I am committed to continuing professional development (CPD) as this enables me to keep my skills and knowledge up-to-date and optimises my ability to practise safely and effectively. I regularly attend courses and conferences relevant to my professions (e.g. Bobath, Fatigue management, Hydrotherapy).
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the British Association of Occupational Therapists. I have passed criminal record checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), and have professional and public liability insurance.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, practicing pilates and yoga, HIIT training, and when I get the opportunity horse riding. If any of my clients have their own animal(s) that I can fuss over during a home visit, I consider this to be an added bonus to the working day!