Rachel graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003. She joined the NHS, beginning her career in The Princess of Wales Hospital, where she spent many years gaining substantial experience at junior and senior level, across several specialities including medical rehabilitation, respiratory, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, care of the elderly, palliative care and neurology.
Rachel took the opportunity of employment within the Cardiff and Vale Health Board to gain further neurology experience. Her time there also provided a wealth of experience of management of people with complex healthcare needs and mental health physiotherapy.
Following a return to Bridgend, Rachel spent an invaluable year within the community, working as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team in collaboration with the local authority. This post really emphasised the positive benefits of a holistic approach to treatment and setting goals meaningful to the client.
Rachel took up the role as team lead for stroke services within the Princess of Wales Hospital in 2016, which included both acute care and rehabilitation. Before moving into the role of Neuro Outpatient team lead. These recent roles provided considerable exposure to a range of clinical presentations and diagnoses including, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy’s, Functional Neurological Disorders, TBI, SCI, spinal stroke, GBS and other less frequently seen disorders affecting the central nervous system.
Rachel joined the clinic 12 months ago in order to have the opportunity to provide a specialist service where an individual’s goals are really at the centre of the treatment plan. She is passionate about all things active and believes everyone should have the chance to set big goals and have the support to achieve them.