About Us

Meet the team

A likeminded team of individuals with extensive experience in paediatric physiotherapy, places us at the very top of our field. Approached directly by families, case managers and solicitors alike, we pride ourselves on providing a quality of care deserved by each individual we treat.

All our staff are DBS (formerly CRB) checked, Bobath trained and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as well being members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Adele Leake

Director and Physiotherapist

I graduated in 1988 as a Physiotherapist and worked in the NHS for 10 years. I specialised in paediatrics and in particular the treatment of children and young people with neurological conditions since 1992. I then combined hands on treatment and lecturing in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University, becoming a principle lecturer.

I have supervised and taught Paediatric Physiotherapists as part of a Masters Degree programme and as tutor for the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists. I have written and reviewed publications on behalf of both organisations. I have presented at conferences both nationally and internationally.

I have treated children and adults with neurological problems throughout my working life and I love it, what a buzz to change someone's potential for the rest of their life.

For further information about Adele please see her CV.

Helen Dowden

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

I am a specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience. Over this time I have continued to develop a deep understanding of neurological physiotherapy, through evidence-based practice, which is still ongoing. My knowledge comes from my time spent working for the NHS, during my time in a senior position as a Specialised Physiotherapist and in recent years as a manager for Children's Physiotherapy both in a hospital setting and working in the community.

Nowadays I love working independently as a Physiotherapist. I visit people at home, in educational settings and within leisure services to identify goals and encourage children and young people to achieve them, as well as supporting their families and other carers.

Over my time as a Neurological physiotherapist, I have always strived to keep up with the latest developments. My extensive experience and the passion I have for my work, drive me to keep aware of recent updates and changes in my profession to allow me to stay at the top of my field.

For further information about Helen please see her CV.

Rosanna Fosbrook

Paediatric Physiotherapist

I graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2004 and worked in the NHS for nearly 11 years. There I specialised in working with children and young adults with learning disabilities and neurological conditions.

Everybody deserves to have their therapy tailored to meet their needs to ensure maximum benefit and providing individualised high quality Physiotherapy has always been at the heart of what I do.

To be able to take this experience and work with people in their homes and educational settings, to get to know them and their families and support them in accessing leisure activities within their community is a privilege and a joy.

The best therapy is when everyone is having fun…Including me! I love what I do, it’s an honour to play a part in supporting young people to reach their potential.

For further information about Rosanna please see her CV.

Alan Jordan

Paediatric Physiotherapist

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2010 and got my first job in the NHS with Leeds Community healthcare. In 2013 I joined the community paediatric team on a permanent basis and I knew then that this was where I was meant to be.

During the last 10 years I have built up an extensive level of valuable experience working with children aged 0-19 with neurological conditions and complex physical needs, becoming the lead therapist for gait analysis in my team at Leeds and helping to devise the post op pathway for children who have undergone SDR surgery (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy).

I love being out in the community, working with children in their own spaces whether that be an educational setting or their home. I am passionate about promoting effective child and family centred care and take pride in my positive and friendly approach making every effort to achieve the child/family therapy goals whilst all the while keeping therapy fun and engaging to get the very best out of each moment of the session.

I never underestimate how lucky I am to be doing a job that I love and am honoured to be able to help make a difference to the lives of the children and young people I am invited to work with.

For further information about Alan please see his CV.

Holly Dunne

Senior Paediatric Physiotherapis

I graduated from Bradford University School of Health in 2007 and started my career as a Rotational Physiotherapist at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust. Two years later I specialised as a Paediatric Physiotherapist when I found my passion for working with children.

It was there that I gained my experience assessing and treating children with musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, I also gained experience working with babies assessing and treating conditions such Down’s Syndrome, talipes, torticollis, plagiocephaly and brachial plexus birth injury. As well as my outpatient clinics I also managed a caseload of children with complex neurological conditions; working in special schools, mainstream schools delivering land-based therapy, hydrotherapy and rebound therapy. I also worked on the acute wards treating children and babies with respiratory conditions and complications.

In 2012 I started working for Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (Integrated Children’s Additional Needs Service) with a plan to develop my skills further working with children with Development Delay and Complex Neurological Conditions in the community setting. Over the years I have worked in various Specialist Inclusive Centres around the city as well as Mainstream schools, nursery settings and clinic settings carrying out complex assessments, devising programmes, empowering the role of 24 hour postural management and delivering a range of therapies including land based, rebound, aquatic and CIMT.

II am extremely passionate about my role as a Children’s Physiotherapist and the positive impact that I can help make to children’s and their families/carers lives. I thrive off seeing my patients progress with their motor skills and development whether it be a small or a large improvement. I am honoured to have a part in helping a child manage their symptoms or pain, empowering my more complex patients to maintain good body shape, health, inclusion and most importantly comfort. I endeavour to provide high quality, care for all my patients and I am grateful of everyday working as a Children’s Physiotherapist being able to make a positive difference.

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