Rachel MacLoughlin

Rachel MacLoughlin

Children’s Physiotherapist

Rachel joined the Physiotherapy team at Children in Motion in September 2017.

She always had a keen desire to work with children, which she initially pursued at undergraduate level, by selecting her elective placement working within a special needs school environment. Once qualified, Rachel worked for 5 years at Junior and then Senior 2 level within core rotations for Northumbria Healthcare Trust.

Since 2007 Rachel specialised in paediatrics and has over 15 years experience in the treatment of children, working in the UK, Bermuda and Dubai. Experience includes working within the NHS in outpatient, inpatient and community settings; for Charity organisations and within special needs schools. For the previous 7 years, Rachel has enjoyed working within the private sector both overseas and in the UK within clinic, school and community settings.

Rachel has extensive experience in treating babies, children and young people with various neurological conditions and developmental delay. Alongside being an experienced paediatric physiotherapist in neuro-disablity, she does also treat children and young people with postural problems, musculoskeletal dysfunction and hypermobility. She further has experience working within paediatric orthopaedics including pre / post surgical rehabilitation and fracture management.

Rachel draws from her knowledge and skills gained from postgraduate paediatric courses, including the foundation and advanced Bobath courses and the MAES therapy course, to further enhance her passion, skills and dynamic working within Neurodevelopment Treatment.  Rachel also enjoys working within the hydrotherapy pool and further applying her specialist skills within kinesiology taping, Pilates and orthotics within her management of children.

Rachel has taken further courses and qualifications in: 

  • Foundation and advanced Bobath Courses
  • Foundation Movement Analyses and Education Strategy (MAES) course by Jean-Pierre Maes
  • Foundation paediatric gait analyses and orthotic management by Elaine Owen
  • Aquaepps Aquatic Therapy in Neurological Dysfunction
  • APPI Pilates Matwork 1 and Pilates for children and young people
  • Fundamental and advanced Kinesiotex taping
  • Muscle strengthening in Cerebral Palsy
  • Boehme workshops: treatment of a baby
  • Learning Difficulties
  • disability, Aspergers, Turrets, bipolar and other similar conditions
  • Practical Sense in Sensory Integration

She is a member of:

  • Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)