University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Specialist paediatric neurology physiotherapists

The neurorehabilitation physiotherapy team help patients maintain, improve and maximise their functional ability and quality of life. The team consists of:

  • Michelle Geary
  • Jenni Palmer

Michelle and Jenni have combined experience of over 20 years working in paediatric neurology physiotherapy. They work with a team of physiotherapists and therapy assistants providing rehabilitation for children on the acute medical wards, PICU and within Bursledon House.

As well as providing care to inpatients, they offer specialist outpatient services within the botulinum toxin service and Wessex regional neuromuscular service.

The physiotherapy team have had their work presented at the World Physiotherapy Conference, detailing an outcome measure designed and used by the physiotherapy team at UHS for patients during the early stages of neurorehabilitation.

Both physiotherapists have presented work at national and international conferences, with Michelle presenting information on childhood stroke outcome, and Jenni presenting information on head injury outcome.

Both Michelle and Jenni are members of the national neuromuscular network, which is committed to improving patient assessment and care for those children with neuromuscular disease.