Sophie Brazier

Sophie Brazier

Children’s Physiotherapist

Sophie joined the Physiotherapy team at Children in Motion in September 2016.

Sophie enjoys working with children with a wide range of abilities, presentations and physical disabilities and has an exceptional gift in engaging with children while making them work hard to achieve their outcomes. Families speak of Sophie with the highest praise and enjoy working with her in achieving their individual goals for their child.

Sophie qualified in 2007 with a Physiotherapy BSc degree from Northumbria University. Her interest in paediatrics grew when she completed her second-year elective placement at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She qualified at a time when junior rotations were limited so whilst working as a physiotherapy technician on the stroke unit at Frimley Park Hospital she began working as a family support worker for a boy who has dystonic cerebral palsy as a result of kernicterus. This gave her a lot of experience and insight into the day to day joys and challenges of caring for a child with a severe disability. This led to her becoming team leader for his care package, being involved with recruiting and training of new staff and night nurses. She continued working part time for the family whilst working as a Physiotherapist in a care home for adults with severe disabilities before moving to work for a health and social care company for adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours. Sophie also did locum work, gaining experience in musculoskeletal and chest Physiotherapy.

In January 2015 Sophie’s dream of working as a children’s Physiotherapist was realised. She has since worked in both the NHS as therapy lead at Valence School and in the private sector. In 2016 Sophie trained to become a MAES therapist and she has completed further training in orthotics management with Elaine Owen, aquatic therapies and Kinesio Tex taping.

Sophie has taken further courses and qualifications in:

  • Foundation and Advanced Movement Analyses and Education Strategies (MAES) therapy course lead by Jean-Pierre Maes.
  • Assessment and prescription for Ankle Foot Orthoses Footwear Combinations taught by Elaine Owen
  • Basic and advanced Kinesio-tex taping
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Assessing and scoring the Challenge FM
  • APPI Matwork 1 and Pilates for Children and Young People

She is a member of the:

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