Maria is a highly-regarded Chartered Physiotherapist with 15years’ experience. She has specialised in neurological rehabilitation and rehabilitation of the older person for over ten years and has recently worked as Team Leader at a specialist neuro-rehabilitation centre.
Having previously worked at the prestigious King’ College Hospital in London and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Maria gained considerable experience working in many neuro-specialties, including neurosurgery, neuro-medicine, stroke recovery, neuro-rehabilitation, neuro outpatients, spasticity services, wheelchair services and community rehabilitation.
Maria has extensive experience in managing a wide range of complex neurological conditions, working with patients with long term neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), both within the NHS and private practice. She also has specialist skills in the management of clinical presentations including vestibular disorders, facial weakness and dystonia.
Alongside her neurology experience, Maria also has considerable experience in the assessment, treatment and management of the older person, including general mobility, falls prevention and community access.
Her experience working in multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centres enables Maria to effectively communicate and liaise with relatives, carers, Continuing Health Care teams, Commissioning Groups and Social Services to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation service to patients.
During her spare time, Maria enjoys running, having previously run the London Marathon twice, but now just concentrating on half marathons.