Sandie Holden

Grad dip Phys, MCSP, HCPC reg Phys
Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1988, as things were a little different then, my qualification is Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy.

After completing junior rotations I moved to work as a Senior Physio in firstly acute medicine including respiratory and Neurology at the Alexandra hospital in Redditch. I then followed my interests and completed a Post Graduate Neurology course run by the QE in Birmingham in conjunction with Birmingham University as well as Bobath and Motor Relearning courses.

I have worked for Worcestershire Acute Trust as an Outpatient Specialist in Neurology and as part of this role also practised Hydrotherapy for Neurology. From there I moved to work for Worcestershire Health and Care Trust firstly with Malvern Community looking after neurology outpatients and then to the Community Neurology Team looking after people with many neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, MND and other less well-known conditions.

I have clinical interests in treating all Neurological conditions and have experience in managing Spasticity issues that arise from conditions such as Stroke and MS, the walking problems and balance issues arising from Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders. I use evidenced based outcome measures to ensure the effectiveness of treatment programmes.

I am a PD Warrior registered clinician and have run successful exercise groups for people with Parkinson’s. I believe that most people with a Neurological condition benefits from regular activity and exercise whilst having fun at the same time.

I am registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Association of Physiotherapist interested in Neurology (ACPIN).

In my spare time I like to walk and cycle. I have recently taken up Walking Cricket as a way of learning a new skill.

“Sandie is an experienced neuro physiotherapist with a special interest in Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). She has a passion for improving the lives of individuals who are living with a neurological condition and will always go ‘that extra mile’, to make sure that the service she, and her colleagues, provides is of the highest standard.” Kat Wood. Physiotherapy Lecturer Practitioner University of Worcester