Christie Robinson BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy MCSP HCPC
Associate Neurological Physiotherapist
Having qualified with a BSC (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of the West of England in 2001, Christie returned home to Plymouth to start her career and develop a keen interest in Neurology. Christie has experience of working in a variety of clinical settings including Neuro ITU, the acute wards, Neuro-Rehabilitation Units, Special School and home setting with clients with Stroke, Acquired Brain Injury, and Cerebral Palsy.
Christie has extensive experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other therapists, Consultants, and health care professionals, but is a firm believer in the principals of patient centred care and as such always ensure the client or child and their family are central to any intervention or treatment plan.
Working with families and other members of the MDT has allowed Christie to develop excellent communication skills, and having children of her own has developed her skills further enabling her to quickly build friendly and effective rapport with children and have a realistic understand of the dynamics of family life.
To ensure a fully holistic approach and the best outcomes for her clients, Christie is able to draw on her experience of a variety of approaches and modalities including the Bobath concept, 24 hour postural management, Hydrotherapy, Rebound Therapy, spasticity management, casting, sensory integration, scoliosis management, complex seating clinics, respiratory care and dysphagia management. Christie has an extensive knowledge and experience of specialist equipment including wheelchairs and seating, standing frames, walking aids, sleep-systems and orthotics.
Drawing on her clinical experience, Christie is able to deliver thorough assessment of children and adults, develop individual realistic client centred treatment plans and deliver specialist hands on treatment or management strategies. Christie has considerable experience of report writing and in providing teaching for clients, carers, families and other professionals. Alongside her clinical work, Christie is a part-time Lecturer in Neurological Physiotherapy at the University of Plymouth.