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 roles provided considerable exposure to a range of clinical presentations and diagnoses in both adults and paediatrics, 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 in November 2020 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.