Experience working with children with a range of disabilities including:
- Complex neurological conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy.
- Congenital conditions such as Spina Bifida.
- Physical disabilities.
- Conditions affecting the joints, including hip dysplasia, joint dislocations and dysmorphia.
- Brachial Plexus Lesions including Erb’s Palsy.
- Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Rare genetic conditions, including Larsson’s Syndrome.
- Postural Management.
Other experience includes:
- Loss of services in fatal accident claims.
Clinical Currency Statement
As at November 2020, I am engaged in the role of private Physiotherapist for Lighthouse Physiotherapy for an average of 35 hours per month. I also work as a Case Manager for 360 Case Management for an average of 35 hours per month.
Specific Injuries Experience
As a Case Manager, Clare regularly works with children and young adults with complex neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, and those with acquired or traumatic brain injury. Clare supports the young person and their family during and following litigation. This involves introducing and managing care teams, co-ordinating therapy teams, overseeing house adaptations, and assessment of suitable vehicles.
Clare also works as a private Physiotherapist, specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of children and young adults with complex orthopaedic injuries including amputation, hip dysplasia, as well as physical limitations as a result of congenital conditions such as Spina Bifida, and from neurological or cognitive impairment. Her work also involves assessment and implementation of posture management equipment to aid physical health and participation
As an independent expert witness, Clare prepares medico-legal reports for the Court through Jacqueline Webb & Company. She is well experienced in attending and participating in case conferences and expert meetings.
Clare is a paediatric specialist but is also experienced in completing Loss of Services reports for fatal accident claims. Her knowledge of child development often assists her in both lines of this work.
As a treating clinician, Clare predominantly works with children and young adults providing physiotherapy treatment, assessment, provision of equipment and carer training. She treats children with a variety of conditions, but most commonly children with Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, brain injury, autism and hypermobility.
Clare is also a case manager for children and young people following birth injuries or acquired brain injury. In this role she acts as an advocate for children and their families, co-ordinating their care needs and therapies, and making recommendations and sourcing necessary equipment and adaptations.
Clare has extensive experience of working with children and young adults with complex neuro-disability, both as a treating therapist and a case manager. Through these roles she has developed her skills to assess for a variety of equipment including bath seats, shower chairs, wheelchairs, walking frames, standing frames and trikes. This knowledge has been developed through clinical work and as clinic lead in posture clinics. This involved the detailed assessment of a young person’s postural needs, clinical reasoning and prescription of specialist equipment. She has also been involved in making recommendations for housing adaptations for children with Cerebral Palsy who have complex needs.
Previously Clare worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team for over 10 years, regularly providing a high standard of physiotherapy to children and young people with complex neurological conditions. Her main areas of expertise were orthopaedics and posture management.
She has excellent clinical leadership and operational management skills, developed when working for the NHS as a Paediatric Physiotherapy Professional Lead.
Clare has experience in using a variety of assessment tools, as well as planning and implementing specialised treatment and management programmes using clinical reasoning skills and drawing from a variety of treatment approaches. She uses these assessment skills when preparing expert reports to ascertain the care and therapy needs of claimants.
She has varied experience in writing detailed reports, including for the Local Education Authority when considering provision for Education and health care plans and has prepared reports for and attended educational tribunals.
Qualifications and Membership
- BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Manchester (2000).
- MSc Health Sciences, University of St Georges London (2007).
- Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
- Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics (APCP).
- The Case Management Society UK (CMSUK).
Jacqueline Webb & Co Ltd
Independent Paediatric Physiotherapist
360 Case Management
Independent Living Solutions
Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist
Sussex Community NHS Trust (formerly Southdowns NHS Trust)
Based at Chailey Heritage Clinical Services
Paediatric Physiotherapy Professional Lead
East Sussex Children’s Integrated Therapy Service
Junior and then Senior II Physiotherapist
East Sussex NHS Trust