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Ann Hopkins

Ann is a qualified and highly experienced Physiotherapist who is a specialist in the treatment of adult neurological conditions

Highlighted Areas of Experience/Specialism

  • Assessments and reports
  • Specialist in treatment of adults with acquired brain injury
  • Experience of working with clients with spinal injuries
  • Works with clients with profound and complex disability
  • Experienced in multi-disciplinary working
  • Training for support workers
  • Advice about equipment
  • Botulinum toxin injector
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Works flexibly to allow for appointments at weekends or evenings

Professional Information

Ann qualified as a Physiotherapist after studying at Cardiff University Hospital of Wales, and gaining a diploma in Physiotherapy.

Ann has had many years of experience in leading a physiotherapy team and working with adults in special units and in the community setting.

She has excellent assessment, treatment and management skills for a wide range of neurological conditions including brain injury, strokes, MS, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injuries.

Ann has worked extensively with other professionals within the multi-disciplinary team, and had considerable experience in training support workers and family members to follow physiotherapy programmes.

Professional Memberships

Chartered Society of Physiotherapist, (MCSP)

Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)

Career to Date

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, working for Hywel Dda Health Board. Ann is an autonomous physiotherapist working with clients with learning disabilities in the community, she specialises in the management of spasticity and posture management. Ann is part of an extensive multi-disciplinary team which includes all the professionals and support workers involved with the client.

Head of therapies for Awel y Mor, Brain and Spinal Cord Injury unit; a rehabilitation setting for adults with complex neurological conditions. This was a “step down” unit from the rehabilitation wards of the hospitals in South Wales where clients could gain valuable rehabilitation prior to discharge home or supported living. Ann coordinated the multi-disciplinary team at the unit, where the goals of treatment and outcome measures were set for each client and regularly reviewed and amended. Ann was the liaison with the external disciplines, such as the rehabilitation engineers and orthotic consultants, in order to access the equipment that was necessary for the clients, such as environmental controls and orthotic devices.

Private Practice, Ann worked as an autonomous private physiotherapist in the community and in a private rehabilitation unit working with clients with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injuries throughout South Wales. Ann built up relationships with many members of other disciplines in order to form multi-disciplinary teams to promote the wellbeing of the clients under her care.

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