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Marion Phenna -

Marion qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1982 after studying at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. She works with both adults and children and is an expert in working with young adults and care teams in transition.

Highlighted Areas of Experience / Specialism

  • Assessments, reports and advice about equipment
  • Specialist in treatment of children with cerebral palsy
  • Bobath trained
  • Experience of treating adults with neurological conditions and spinal injury
  • School liaison
  • Training for support workers
  • Treatment following Botox injections and Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery (SDR)
  • Works flexibly to allow for after school appointments
  • Expert in working with young adults and their care teams in transition

Professional Information

Marion has twenty seven years of experience in paediatric physiotherapy working with children from 0-19years old in independent and state maintained residential and day schools and in the community setting. She has worked with children with mild to severe learning disabilities and a full range of physical disabilities. Having attended the full Bobath training course, she is well equipped to use these principles together with other appropriate techniques and methods.

She has excellent assessment, treatment and management skills for a wide range of neurological, musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and developmental conditions.

Marion has worked extensively with other professionals within the multi-disciplinary team, which has enabled her to use a “whole child” approach to her treatment plans. She has had considerable experience in training support workers, school staff and family members to follow physiotherapy programmes.

More recently Marion has extended her experience to working with adults with neurological disabilities.

Professional Memberships

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (MCSP)

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP)

Career to date

Community Paediatric Physiotherapist, Solent NHS Trust. Marion works part-time as a community Paediatric Physiotherapist seeing children at home and at school. She also covers the two special schools in her area. She has responsibility for the treatment of children with a variety of conditions, including long term neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, as well as children with co-ordination problems. In this role she works closely with other therapists, consultants and school staff.

Paediatric Physiotherapist – Treloar School, Alton

Marion worked with young people with multiple disabilities, many with cerebral palsy. She worked extensively with the 24 postural management approach with children with physical disabilities and liaised with the other multi-disciplinary team members.

Physiotherapist/swimming Teacher, Afmorth International School, Brunssum, Netherlands. Marion worked with groups of children through a structured water-safety programme.

Paediatric Physiotherapist, Portsmouth NHS Trust Part-time in Gosport and Fareham Marion worked closely with families coping with extreme difficulties and developed the skills needed to support children and families under stress and complex disabilities. She worked with parents and cares, showing them how to deliver the necessary physiotherapy programmes. She worked with other therapists as well as on her own.

Paediatric Physiotherapist at Trengweath School, Plymouth

At this independent school run by Scope, Marion worked with children with a wide range of developmental disorders. She ran groups for hydrotherapy and for children with co-ordination disorders.

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