User:Wendy Walker

Neurological physiotherapist, specialising in Neurology and Complex Conditions, Facial Palsy, and Peripheral Nerve Injuries.

Clinical specialist; more than 30 years experience of treating neurological and complex conditions such as Facial Palsy, Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Stroke, Head Injury, Chronic Pain Conditions, Incontinence.

Education of Therapists: regularly present courses on Trophic Electrical Stimulation; provide training to clinicians in use of Surface Electromyography.

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About Me

I am a neurological physiotherapist in the UK, with a special interest in Acquired Brain Injury and complex conditions, CVA, and Facial Palsy, and have been a provider of specialist Outpatient Facial Rehabilitation for the NHS for past 11 years.

My teaching interests include training therapists to use Surface Electromyography (sEMG) equipment, as well as running workshops on use of sEMG for evaluation of nerve problems, and for Biofeedback.
In addition I teach regular courses on use of Trophic Electrical Stimulation and present workshops to physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists on Rehabilitation for Facial Palsy.

As part of the team presenting the Manchester Facial Palsy Course in 2009 and 2011 I lectured to ENT, Opthalmic and Plastic Surgeons on rehabilitation in facial palsy.
Co-author of paper delivered at XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, Rome, Italy, April 2009.

Education

Studied at Withington Hospital School of Physiotherapy, 1979-1982. Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy.

Physiopedia Contributions

Category Manager - Neurology         Facial Palsy (Topic Expert)      Facial nerve (Topic Expert)        

Pages created:     Dry Eye           Synkinesis          Trigeminal Neuralgia       Acoustic Neuroma     Central Pontine Myelinolysis       Neurofibromatosis Type II         Moebius Syndrome       Longus Colli          Anterior, Middle and Posterior Scalenes     

 Ageing Effects on Motor Control        Effects of Age on Joints            Cardiovascular considerations in the older patient       

 Eyesight in the elderly        Muscle Function: effects of ageing       Chiari Malformations       Arnold Chiari Malformation        

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), UK 

Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC), UK

Professional Appointments

Consultant Physiotherapist, The Lindens Clinic, Specialist Facial Palsy Rehabilitation Centre, Manchester

Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist, Neurological Physiotherapy, Oak House, Cheadle, Manchester

Honorary Consultant Physiotherapist, Facial Function Clinic, Central Manchester University Hospitals

Facial Palsy UK Charity - member of Medical Advisory Board

Publications

Sadiq SA, Usmani H, Saeed SR, Walker W & Ross GL, The effectiveness of a combined multi-disciplinary facial function clinic, XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, Rome 2009

"Physiotherapy in Chronic Facial Palsy" File:Chronic Facial Palsy Physio Poster.pdf   Poster presentation, Physiotherapy UK annual congress, Birmingham, October 2013.

Websites

Facial Palsy UK charity  http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/medical-advisory-board/319

Facial Function Clinic, Manchester Central Hospitals  http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/royal-eye/our-services/facial-function-clinic

The Lindens Clinic, Facial Rehabilitation Clinic  http://www.dianafarragher.co.uk/lindensclinic.html

Contact Details

I am a member of the Neurology group, the Pain group and the Womens Health group on Physiopedia.