Our Team

We are an Elite team of Chartered Physiotherapists, selected for specialist neurology skills and experience of working in the community.

Nikki Adams

Nikki Adams has 30 years of experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist, as a clinician, senior lecturer and including 10 years in a Community Physical Disability Team. In the last 9 years she has worked in the Private Sector, establishing, leading and developing the Adams Neuro Physiotherapy Ltd service and Team. Nikki has extensive experience of working closely with patients who have had a traumatic brain injury, their families, their Teams, their Case Managers and Solicitors. She understands the needs of all the parties working within the medico-legal system and is expanding the Service to best meet these needs.

Elizabeth Beckerlegge

Elizabeth Beckerlegge brings to Adams Neuro Physiotherapy Ltd a broad experience of rehabilitation with both adults and children with a physical disability enabling them to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives. She has 35 years of experience working as a physiotherapist in the NHS, private and charitable sectors.

As a clinical specialist in riding therapy she has practised & lectured extensively in the UK and overseas on the potential of using the horse's movement to rehabilitate people with a neurological disorder. More recently Elizabeth has been working as an extended scope practitioner assessing and treating people with vestibular disorders.

Christine Malloch

Christine Malloch is an experienced Children's physiotherapist. She has 18 years experience as a chartered physiotherapist, working within the NHS, 14 of which has been within the specialism of paediatric physiotherapy. She has worked in specialist children's hospitals and in acute and community settings.

Christine has specific interest in neurological rehabilitation and normal development. Christine has completed the 8-week paediatric Bobath course, and advanced early assessment at the Bobath centre. She has a special interest in aquatic therapy and Halliwick swimming.

She has a wide knowledge and experience in supporting the prescription and use of orthotics, splints and botulinum toxin to supplement exercise and postural advice.

Hilary Marryat

Hilary Marryat has over 20 years experience treating adults with neurological disability. A background of practice in Military neuro-rehabilitation units gave Hilary extensive knowledge of treating individuals with acquired brain injury. She has also worked within the private sector and the NHS, both in acute hospitals and community settings, across the UK and abroad. This provides a solid foundation to her understanding of neurological impairments and the associated problems.

Hilary works together with individuals and their care team to develop creative therapy ideas which engage their interest. She continually develops her expertise in the handling and management of complex physical disability using treatment skills based on the Bobath concept.

When not treating patients through ANPL, Hilary works as a specialist postural and wheelchair mobility therapist.

Melanie Parker

Melanie has over 20 years experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist working in the NHS, privately and with a charity. She specialises in neurological and older adult rehabilitation, predominantly working with people in their own homes and care homes. This often involves working with carers or other professionals as part of a team to help people reach their maximum physical potential.

She has a specific interest in improving care handling skills of carers, providing training and support to care home staff, care agency staff and carers of family members or friends. Training is provided in moving and handling, stroke care and bespoke training on positioning, care handling skills and knowledge of neurological conditions such as MS.

Melanie's qualifications include a Masters degree in Rehabilitation, a key trainer in DIAG (Derbyshire Inter agency group code of practice) for moving and handling and a teaching qualification (City and Guilds: �Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector�). She has also trained in the Bobath and Movement Science approaches for neurological rehabilitation.

Karen Stevens

Karen Stevens qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2001 from the University of Brighton. Since then Karen has worked as a Physiotherapist in London, New Zealand and Sheffield specialising in rehabilitation of long term conditions, particularly neuro-rehab. Karen has worked with people in hospital, at the very beginning of their rehab journey; at outpatients� departments; and in clients� homes and workplaces.

Karen, as well as extensive neuro-rehab experience, is skilled at working with clients with vestibular/balance disorders and persistent pain. Karen is a passionate about working with individuals to learn to manage their own condition and has co-ordinated and facilitated patient education programs for chronic pain and stroke.

Karen uses an eclectic approach to treatment, focusing on what works best for the client and their support people. Karen has participated in post-graduate courses in a range of neuro-rehab approaches including Bobath concept, Motor relearning, Kinetic control and Tai Chi. Karen completed a certificate of proficiency in neuro-rehab at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2010.

Hilary Brewis

Hilary Brewis has 31years experience working in the NHS in Paediatric Physiotherapy. Having completed the 8 week Paediatric Bobath course,rebound therapy and Halliwick swimming courses she continues to use these skills in a special school for disabled children.

She has a specific interest in neuro-development and 24hour postural care. Working with families and carers using positioning, exercises, orthotics, specialist equipment and orthopaedic assessments.

Most recently her expertise has extended to respiratory care in the community.

Richard Morford

Richard Morford has over 11 years working in rehabilitation and has combined this over the fields of neurological rehabilitation, functional restoration and public health. He has worked in London and East Anglia in both the NHS and the private sector working with a variety of clients.

He has gained a great deal of experience working with clients following traumatic and acquired brain injuries, both in rehabilitation facilities and in the community. He works closely with clients and carers to ensure a thorough personal approach to the clients rehabilitation ensuring they meet their individual goals. He is skilled in hydrotherapy for clients with varying needs and is able to provide acupuncture as part of a rehabilitation programme.

Richard is also a guest lecturer at the University of East Anglia lecturing on and running workshops in the fields of functional rehabilitation and public health.

Emily Gage

Emily qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2001. She has over ten years experience of providing specialist neurological physiotherapy at a senior level within the NHS. Emily has worked in many neurological sub-specialities such as acute neurology and neurosurgery, spinal rehabilitation units, stroke units, neuro-outpatients, the community including care homes, and in the private sector. This broad experience allows her to work effectively with clients with varied and complex needs.

Emily has completed numerous post graduate neurological training courses. She is trained in the Bobath Concept and more recently completed a Stroke Rehabilitation Masters Degree module. She has worked extensively with clients with tracheostomies, and has a particular interest in 24 hour postural and tone management. She is enthusiastic about working with individuals and their support team to achieve their full physical potential.

Eleanor Butler

Eleanor qualified in 2004 and has spent most of the last 10 years working with adults with a wide variety of complex neurological conditions in both acute and rehabilitation hospitals and in community settings.

Eleanor has a great deal of experience working with patients and their families to manage traumatic and acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, and neuromuscular disorders to achieve personal goals through a supported rehabilitation programme. She is currently working towards her Masters degree in Neurorehabilitation to further enhance her skills and understanding.

To speak to a member of our team, call us now on 01924 782149 or email info@adamsneurophysio.org.uk