Lizzie Barraclough BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MCSP, HCPC
Associate Neurological Physiotherapist
Lizzie qualified as a Physiotherapist from Coventry University in 2005. She worked as a junior physiotherapist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire (UHNS) and soon decided to specialise in neurological physiotherapy working within areas of neurology, neurosurgery and on a longer term rehabilitation unit.
Originally from the South West, Lizzie moved back to Plymouth in 2008 and worked as a rotational neuro physiotherapist at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. She worked here for 3 years, before progressing to her current role specialising in longer term neurological rehabilitation within a specialist brain injury unit. Lizzie joined the Plymouth Neurophysio team in 2013 as an Associate Neurophysio.
Lizzie has extensive experience of treating people with a variety of neurological conditions and management of long term conditions.
Lizzie is committed to her lifelong learning and continually seeks to improve her skills and knowledge. She is highly motivated in helping others achieve their goals, and enjoys the challenge of working with a wide range of neurological presentations. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN), and is always researching new developments in neurology and neurological rehabilitation. Lizzie’s approach is one of motor relearning whereby she seeks to re- introduce a variety of activities and exercises, function and fitness into someones’ life after brain injury. She is highly passionate about working with people and helping them, and feels that life does not stop when you have a brain injury. Working with clients is about challenging patterns of movement and behaviour to build upon and develop new skills that are realistic and centred around the client.
Lizzie is always interested in increasing the range of treatment modalities she can offer to clients; she has participated in Bobath courses, FES, NET training for lower limb, orthosis assessment and management, and hydrotherapy. She has a special interest in movement and has completed her APPI Matwork Level 1 Pilates, and is due to commence her Matwork Level 2 soon, expanding her knowledge in correction of movement disorders.