Helen Shearer

Specialist Physiotherapist Neurology

Grad Dip Phys MCSP

Special interests are the treatment of people with Stroke, Upper Limb Rehabilitation following a Stroke, balance & mobility problems and care of the elderly.

Helen trained at Leeds School of Physiotherapy and began working at Airedale General Hospital before moving to St James’s Hospital, Leeds. Helens interest in working with people with neurological conditions was established whilst working as a senior physiotherapist in Care of the Elderly and subsequently as a Superintendent physiotherapist covering the medical wing.

Following a career break to raise her family, Helen joined the practice in 2005, she has a wealth of experience and enjoys working with a wide range of neurological conditions including people with complex disabilities; committed to her clinical development she has participated in a numerous courses including basic and advanced Bobath course she is an active member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) special interest group.

Helen was instrumental in helping to form the Care Skills Group (CSG) which was created by Jill Fisher to explore the impact of training carers on the importance of postural management and good handling skills in care homes; this background work by Helen and the group led to the successful Posture and Mobility Training Package for Care Home Staff feasibility trial (PATCH) involving several Care Homes in Yorkshire, the results of which were published in the Age and Aging Journal in 2020. Helen has also been a volunteer in the training of physiotherapists at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

If you would like to contact Helen or simply have question and need advice contact the practice:
Tel: 0113 2508833 or email: 

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Jill Fisher

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Suzanne Froggett

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Dr Philomena Commons

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Karen Hull

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Heather Angilley

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Anna Hildreth

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Fiona McKeever

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Arzu Ozgur

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Sarah Watson

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Dr Louise Johnson

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Amanda Swallow

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