Team Category: Physiotherapists
About Rachel Greenwood
I’m Rachel, a children’s physiotherapist. I worked around 25 years for the NHS, mostly in West Yorkshire. I’ve enjoyed working in many different settings over the years – homes, CDCs, hospitals, schools (including residential, mainstream, special & resourced provisions across all age groups).
I now work as physio at Martin House where I love the more extended care team role. I’m excited to join SNAPS and look forward to working in hydrotherapy and rebound.
About Juliette Neylon
I am excited to be joining the SNAPS team as a physiotherapist!
I qualified in 1989 and early on worked in a rehabilitation hospital specialising in adult neuro rehab. We had a great hydro pool and this is where my interest in hydrotherapy started! I had a career break while my 3 children were small (now all grown up!). When I came back to work I took the opportunity for a change in direction as I had always wanted to work in paediatrics – my first paediatrics role was in Leeds where I was introduced to rebound therapy- brilliant!
I have worked as a paediatric physiotherapist in York for the past 14 years, initially at Applefields School. The last 8 years I have been based in the Child Development Centre at York Hospital where I work with children who have a range of neurodevelopmental needs.
Hydrotherapy and Rebound Therapy are such fantastic ways to work with children, to see them make progress and have fun. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all!
About Gina Thornton-Franklin
I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1988 from the Leeds School of Physiotherapy and have spent the past 32 years predominantly working with children and young adults with acquired brain injury, neurological / developmental problems and disabilities. I also have broad experience working with children with Cystic Fibrosis, following Orthopaedic surgery and in Neonatal care having worked in two large regional children’s hospitals. Over this time I have developed a wide ranging knowledge within my field and have undertaken many extended courses within my speciality.
I have been working as an independent private practitioner for 19 years. I consider myself as a highly competent therapist with a diversity of skills within the field of Paediatric Physiotherapy.
Following 12 years in the NHS (latterly as a Therapy Services Manager ) I decided to set up my own practice treating children and young adults privately. I have developed a large regular clientele over the past 19 years in the Yorkshire region working in both litigation/ medico legal/insurance cases as well as additional private Physiotherapy care. My work predominantly specialises in rehabilitation of clients with complex, long term profound needs; I also particularly enjoy rehabilitation of children following complex orthopaedic surgery. I work closely with many other therapists, Psychologists and Educational advisors. I have recently begun to work as an Expert witness within Paediatrics and traumatic brain injury in young adults. I am a member of the Physiotherapy Medico Legal Association as well as Paediatric and Bobath special interest groups.
I have been involved with SNAPS Hydrotherapy sessions for approximately 14 years. I have seen many families over this time and love that SNAPS brings parents, siblings and our special children together. I like to treat the child/ young adult as part of an entire family and develop long term relationships. In my work I enjoy being involved in carer/ parent training and working within schools as well as at home. Hydrotherapy and private Orthotics are of particular interest as part of my role.
About Sarah Cantwell
I qualified as a Physiotherapist in June 1999 and specialised in children’s physiotherapy in 2001. I have worked with children with a wide range of conditions within hospitals and the community setting and currently work for the NHS with children who have Neurological or developmental problems within special schools, mainstream schools, nurseries and at a Child Development Centre.
I became involved with SNAPS when it was starting out in 2005 and began working regularly for SNAPS in 2007. The reason I’ve worked here for so long is that I really enjoy it; I love being able to work with the children regularly and see them progress. SNAPS is such a relaxed and friendly place where families can meet others who are in a similar situation, share experiences and support each other.
The Hydrotherapy and Rebound Therapy sessions SNAPS offer are designed to complement your child’s NHS Physiotherapy; during your first few sessions we will discuss what goals you and your child would like to work towards during the term. We aim to provide a fun session that your child will enjoy whilst developing their physical, social and communication skills.