Jeannie Oakey qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1984. She now treats only people who have a neurological condition.



During the period since qualification she has worked clinically in the following settings:

·        Hospital based rehabilitation

·        Residential rehabilitation units for people with an acquired brain injury

·        Community outreach team for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury

·        She set up The Neurological Physiotherapy Clinic in 1999

From 1992 until 2000 she worked as Physiotherapist to the Head Injury Therapy Unit at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, an outpatient/community outreach rehabilitation service for people who had suffered a traumatic brain injury. She set up the Physiotherapy service for this new team, and later acted up as Clinical Coordinator of the service.

From January 1999 until August 2003 she worked as Physiotherapist to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s Devon Unit, the Woodmill in Cullompton. The post involved the assessment and treatment of people who have an acquired brain injury, most usually a traumatic brain injury, the writing of reports including medico-legal reports and the training of family members, staff and additional support workers. The client group varied from people who had primarily cognitive difficulties/challenging behaviours, to those with complex disability.

From October 2001 until Spring 2003 she provided a mentoring service to a less experienced neurological Physiotherapist working in a brain injury unit in the SouthWest of England.

She started a neurological private practice in 1999. Seventy five percent of her caseload is traumatic brain injury. The Clinic addresses the problems associated with complex disability, but also the issues of subtle balance disorders, reduced fitness and access to community based sport for the more physically able. A large part of her work is also the training of Clients’ Support Teams.

She receives referrals from GPs, Therapists, Brain Injury Case Managers, Solicitors, and is also approached directly by people who have sustained a brain injury or have a neurological condition.

In view of the above experience she also writes Physiotherapy medico-legal Reports for Court, for adults with acquired brain injury.

She has recently started teaching sessions as a visiting clinician to the Physiotherapy honours degree course at the University of the West of England.

She is registered with the Health Professions Council [HPC], and is a  member of the following organisations:

bulletThe Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - CSP
bulletOrganisation of Chartered Physiotherapist in Private Practice – OCPPP
bulletMedico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist – MLACP
bulletThe Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology - ACPIN

Contact Information

The Neurological Physiotherapy Clinic Limited
01934 844 574 email
Address Cherry Tree Cottage, Hollow Road, Shipham, Somerset, BS25 1TG