Jill founded the practice in 1997, her clinical areas of special interest are: treatment of Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, Dementia, Elderly balance and mobility problems.
Jill, a local girl trained at Leeds School of Physiotherapy, she has worked on several wards and departments throughout the NHS Leeds Hospital Group and held the Superintendent post at the “National Demonstration Centre in Rehabilitation” under 65s rehabilitation unit.
Jill has a passion for developing her own clinical expertise and assisting others to develop theirs. She has extensive post graduate training including three Advanced Bobath courses. Jill has a PTLLS (Preparing To Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector) qualification. She supports others to provide a science-based approach to treating patients with neurological presentations. She has been a speaker at several conferences, and lectures frequently to physiotherapists and other health professionals. Jill’s special interest in balance problems led to her being invited to speak at the Primary Care Conference at the NEC in 2016.
During five visits to the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jill delivered formal and informal teaching to hundreds of therapists. She was instrumental in facilitating and assisting in the delivery of the first every Bobath courses in Bangladesh (internationally recognised postgraduate training course neurology.)
After chairing a voluntary group, working to promote improved care skills, Jill was part of a research management group that organised a three-year research project funded by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy with Leeds University and Bradford teaching hospitals on the topic of the provision of skilful care training in nursing homes.
Jill was honoured to receive the ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology) distinguished service award at the National Conference in 2016. She is a member, former Chairperson and former regional representative of the Yorkshire Committee of ACPIN.
Jill is also a member of Chartered Physiotherapists Working with Older People (AGILE). She also served on the National Working Party that reviewed the ‘Manual Handling Guidance’ published by the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) in 2007.