“Your goal becomes our goal and now OUR goal becomes Our journey to recovery.”

About Us

We believe in hands on, evidence based practice. Our patients are at the centre of everything we do and we firmly believe in the value of building a therapeutic relationship as it is a vital step in the recovery process.

Having both worked with stroke survivors in hospital and community settings we are passionate about delivering therapy that is meaningful and effective.

Anna Czajkowska, MSc

Hi I’m Anna an experienced neuro physiotherapist who graduated with a Masters Degree in 2002. I have worked as a specialist neuro physiotherapist both in acute and outpatient setting as well as in community. My experience also includes working on the Intensive Care Unit, with amputees and elderly patients.

“The only limitation is your imagination”

I am passionate about helping others to reach their full potential by building confidence and showing them how to continually push their own boundaries. In my treatment I aim to build freedom of movement and function, with a goal to help others re-discover their joy in life.

I undertake regular training to keep up to date with recent research and practice.

I believe that therapy is best done as a partnership. A persons understanding of the “what” and “how” of recovery is crucial for engagement and motivation and ultimately the outcome, therefore I will explain and guide you throughout your journey.

Whenever possible therapy can be taken from your home to an outside setting where you can explore and expand your ability at your own pace, following your goals. I am happy to incorporate your hobbies and interests in to your treatment program and to visit other places with you such as the gym, the golf course, garden and work place if necessary.

Helen Pattinson, BSc

Hi I’m Helen and I’m an occupational therapist. I trained at Sheffield Hallam University and have over six years of experience.   I have a variety of experience including neurology, currently specialising in the area of stroke, dementia, Parkinsons and general rehabilitation.

I have both acute and community experience and I am experienced in stroke recovery.  I am able to assess for specialist seating and wheelchairs and make recommendations for adaptive equipment.

The role of an occupational therapist is to look at the whole person and to support you to engage with the activities that you love and that bring meaning to your life and add quality.

I can provide you with a detailed assessment which focuses on identifying any physical or cognitive difficulties which may impact on your ability to engage with your usual activities of daily living and together formulate a plan to overcome these.

Here are some of the assessments I am able to offer

  • Functional Assessment – ability to transfer in and out of a chair, bed or on/off of a toilet, self-care and meal preparation.
  • Cognitive assessment, looking at memory, attention, ability to plan and carry out activities.
  • Driving Assessment (off road)
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Posture and seating
  • Support with returning to work
  • Returning to leisure activities
  • Provision of AHP advisory fitness to work note
  • Upper limb assessment and intervention
  • Assessment for adaptive equipment
  • Falls assessment and advice
  • Fatigue management
  • Mindfulness/Relaxation

I am a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP).

“I am passionate about supporting people to return to a meaningful life.

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