Bev joined the Physiotherapy team of Children in Motion in March 2019. After a career in Health & Fitness and working in schools, in 2008 she qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. It was after completing a wide range of placements that Bev felt drawn towards working with children and their families. Her first job was as a paediatric physiotherapist working for the Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust where she worked with children of all age ranges: from 3 months’ old up to19 years of age with a vast range of medical, neurological or musculoskeletal conditions. It was during this time that she set up an after-school modified Pilates class for young people who were unable to access leisure centres due to their age and insurance risk. Whilst in Coventry, Bev provided a physiotherapy screening service to the City of Coventry Swimming Club to help swimmers identify muscle imbalances and prevent injury and later went on to provide physiotherapy at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. This led to one of her current roles as a British Swimming National Classifier, travelling the UK classifying disability swimmers.
In 2015, due to her husband’s new posting as an ordained minister, Bev moved to Hampshire with her husband and their two children, now aged 19 and 22 years. Bev is passionate about physiotherapy and its effects on a growing and ever-changing body. She finds it a great privilege supporting children and their families in promoting wellness and helping individuals gain movement skills to reach their full potential.
Bev is keen to maintain her continued professional development and enjoys keeping up-to- date with current evidence-based practice. Since qualifying she attended the following post graduate paediatric courses: Paediatric Orthopaedic Conference, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Study Day, Chronic Pain and Rheumatology Management, Gait Analysis and Orthotic Management, Advanced Kinesio Taping, the Growing Child in High Performance Sport, Specific Soft Tissue Techniques, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and Ehlers-Syndrome in young people and the APPI Pilates Physiotherapy mat-based rehab. More recently she spent four weeks qualifying as a MAES Trained Therapist and is excited about using this method of treatment with children with Cerebral Palsy and similar neurodevelopmental conditions.
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