Senior Neurological Physiotherapist, Kirsty Agnew, has joined the team at Physio Matters, bringing with her significant experience and expertise in providing clinical neurological skills to clients.
Kirsty was formerly a NHS Therapy Services Deputy Manager with Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust, and also Team Leader Physiotherapist providing leadership to physiotherapy and occupational therapists in a 96-bed inpatient intermediate care unit delivering rehabilitation caused by illness or injury.
She has a wide experience of treating conditions such as stroke, brain injury, spinal injury, Parkinson’s disease and MS, although her special interest is in stroke rehabilitation. Kirsty’s role at Physio Matters will build on her experience assessing and managing adults with neurological conditions and providing specialist neurological physiotherapy. She will also oversee and deliver staff training to ensure all our physiotherapists have the latest know-how and skills to treat clients.
After fourteen years’ working in the NHS, Kirsty decided it was time for a career change, and has joined Physio Matters with a view to dedicating more time to treating clients. “I was impressed by the diverse, forward-thinking approach that the Physio Matters team takes towards treating clients,” says Kirsty.
“Treatment interventions are specifically tailored to the individual which is so beneficial when it comes to managing neurological conditions. I’m looking forward to working closely with clients over the long term and focusing on their rehabilitation using the many options Physio Matters can offer, including our Physio Active activities.”
Qualifications and hobbies
Kirsty has a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Salford and has completed Introductory, Basic and Advanced Bobath courses. She is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology.
When not working, Kirsty is a keen runner and has completed 2 half marathons and a full marathon, as well as regularly taking part in 10km races. She is a member of the North West Community Stroke Choir, performing at venues across the North West. Kirsty also enjoys walking her mischievous beagle, Baxter.