- Spinal cord injury.
- Spinal and back injuries.
- Cauda Equina.
- Neurological, stroke and co-ordination disorders.
- Associated respiratory support and ventilation.
- Associated pressure sores.
Clinical Currency Statement
As at December 2020, I am engaged in the role of independent Neurological Physiotherapist and Moving and Handling Consultant for an average of 32 hours per month.
Specific Injuries Experience
Christine commonly deals with the long-term support and equipment needs of those with neurological injuries caused by accident, birth injury or disease.
These individuals often have mobility issues that affect their access to the community. Christine works with the client and the family by providing physiotherapy treatment and working with them to overcome barriers through equipment and environmental changes.
Many of Christine’s clients also have medical needs resulting from their condition and therefore require health related equipment, such as catheters, stoma and PEG feed systems. She uses her knowledge to signpost clients to appropriate support.
Christine has been writing reports since the mid 1990’s, initially for NHS Legal Departments and children’s solicitors before becoming an Expert Witness in 2007. Christine has completed over 200 care, equipment and physiotherapy reports for the Court, together with related follow-up work. She has attended numerous case conferences, meetings of experts and given evidence under cross-examination in Court. As an active member of Jacqueline Webb’s quality assurance scheme, Christine helps to maintain the company’s high-quality service.
Christine is a Physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience of working with children and adults. She currently works as an independent practitioner, providing physiotherapy treatment for children and adults with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury and co-ordination disorders. She is also a Moving and Handling Practitioner for clients with complex needs, and was a designated district posture and wheelchair therapist which included advising on housing adaptations.
Christine has extensive experience, both professionally and personally, of spinal injury. She has been married to a man with a spinal injury for over 40 years and has been involved with a local disabled sports club for many years. Being a Physiotherapist, Christine became involved in the classification of disability for local and national competitions, and in the early 1980s accompanied the Great Britain Paralympic team to Toronto as a support worker. She has provided advice to case managers for individuals who require respiratory support or overnight artificial ventilation and has provided respite care to several teenagers with severe disabilities who required 24-hour personal and social needs.
As stated, Christine has also worked with children and young adults with a range of complex developmental and acquired conditions. She managed a team of 18 Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists at a Children’s Therapy Service and has provided training for prospective home carers of young adults with physical and learning difficulties. The training included the level of care, impact on family life, transport and social issues.
Christine is a confident and clear communicator who has a range of distinct and complementary skills.
Qualifications and Membership
- Diploma in Physiotherapy, Manchester (1978).
- Master of Science Degree – Health Practice (Salford 2002).
- Managing Health and Safety, Institute Of Safety in Health-IOSH (2004).
- Advanced Practitioner in Ergonomic Moving and Handling (accredited by CSP 2013).
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP).
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (CPPP).
- Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP).
- Association of Paediatric Physiotherapists (APCP).
Jacqueline Webb & Co Ltd
Independent Physiotherapy Practitioner
Respite Care Provider
Physiotherapist (Out of hours)
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manager Children’s Therapy service
Trafford NHS Trust