Claire Salisbury


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Physiotherapy Expert specialising in adults with:

  • Spinal and spinal cord injury (complete and incomplete).
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome.
  • Brain injury (acquired or traumatic).
  • Stroke and long term neurological conditions.
  • Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Functional neurological conditions.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Challenging behaviours.
  • Tone management.
  • Splinting and orthotics.
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).
  • Acupuncture.
  • Aquatic therapy.
  • Assistive technology including virtual rehabilitation.
  • Associated hearing/visual impairment.

Clinical Currency Statement

As at March 2022, I am engaged in the role of independent highly specialist neuro and complex trauma Physiotherapist for an average of 130 hours per month.


Specific Injuries Experience

Employment Profile

Qualifications and Membership

  • MSc Rehabilitation, University of London (2012-2016).
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy 2:1, University of Liverpool (1998-2001).
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP).
  • Multi-disciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP).
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN).
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR)
  • Member of the physiotherapy medico-legal clinical interest group.
  • APPI Pilates Instructor (including neuro-pilates).

Career History


Claire has three posters and two research papers.


  • Early Multi-Disciplinary Team Rehabilitation on NICU at St George’s Hospital (2013)
  • Vent-free breathing: establishing a joint protocol between St George’s and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (2013)
  • The role of FES in acute spinal cord injury rehabilitation (2014)


  • Member of the Advisory Group for Makela et al (2015) Early Integration of Bridges Self-Management Support into usual care following TBI: A feasibility study (2014-2015)
  • Assisted in the recruitment for DREAM Study, University College London (2015)
  • MSc Dissertation – a study to examine the relationship between self-efficacy and length of stay, complexity and injury severity in Early Physical Trauma Patients (in the process of writing for publication) – led as the Principal Investigator (2016)
  • AFTER Study – assisted in recruiting traumatic brain injury patients into a behavioural study, University of London (2017)

Home Base

London and Oxfordshire