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Emily Suffling

Neurological Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons); MCSP; HCPC member

Emily qualified in 1997 with a BSc Honours degree in physiotherapy. She worked at The Royal Free Hospital London for two and a half years specialising in neurology. She also worked in the National Ears, Nose and Throat Hospital in London treating patients with vestibular conditions.

After her first four years of clinical experience in London, an opportunity came up to live in New Zealand. She worked in Auckland City Hospital in the Acute Head Injuries Unit for two years and thoroughly enjoyed the lifestyle and work style of New Zealand. She then moved to a rural part of New Zealand, Wanganui where she worked in an acute stroke unit.

On her return from New Zealand, she took up the part-time post of Senior Physiotherapist at The Royal Berkshire Hospital Stroke Unit. She now also works as a neurological physiotherapist for The Howard Clinic, which is now based from 21st Century Clinic.

Her treatment approach is very hands-on, analysing movement with function to try and achieve the patient’s goals. She has done Bobath Courses in normal movement and has also attended courses on splinting, use of the Swiss ball and vestibular treatment techniques. She continues to reflect and adapt her treatments for each patient.