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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Studied at Withington Hospital School of Physiotherapy, 1979-1982. Graduate Diploma of Physiotherapy.
Physiopedia Contributions[edit | edit source]
Category Manager - Neurology
Facial Palsy (Topic Expert)
Facial nerve (Topic Expert)
Physical Activity Content Development Project (Team Lead)
- Dry Eye
- 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[edit | edit source]
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), UK
Member of the Health Professions Council (HPC), UK
Professional Appointments[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
Facial Palsy UK charity http://www.facialpalsy.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/medical-advisory-board/319
Contact Details[edit | edit source]
I am a member of the Neurology group, the Pain group and the Womens Health group on Physiopedia.