Libby John MCSP, HCPC, Neurological Physiotherapist.
Libby graduated from the University of the West of England in 2017 with a degree in physiotherapy. After completing her rotations in a range of specialties including neurology (acute stroke), musculoskeletal outpatients, care of the elderly and medical rehabilitation, Libby worked as a static senior physiotherapist in a rehabilitation setting before transitioning to a role in stroke rehabilitation. During this time Libby worked closely with a specialist multidisciplinary team to further develop her knowledge of the assessment, treatment, and management of neurological conditions.
Although these roles were primarily hospital rehabilitation based roles, Libby also helped to provide an outreach service to post-stroke patients visiting them in their home environments after discharge to ease the transition back into the community, as well as participating in the multidisciplinary outpatients falls service. This involved an individual multifactorial falls assessment for patients with a range of balance impairments as well as teaching an exercise class for a small cohort of falls patients.
Outside of work Libby continues with her enthusiasm for helping others by volunteering as a coach at a local Riding for the Disabled facility teaching children with a range of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Pallister-Killian syndrome, hereditary spastic paraplegia as well as additional learning and sensory needs. Libby has been a volunteer with the group for more than 10 years and since graduating has also taken on the role of team physiotherapist.
By using patient orientated goals, Libby strives to improve the quality of life of every client she meets. This includes making sure all individuals have the opportunity to access activities that are important to them and improve their overall wellbeing."