Rhiannon qualified as a physiotherapist from Sheffield Hallam University in 2002.
She specialised in Neurology after relocating to Bristol, having gained her general physiotherapy experience on rotations in Rotherham and gaining additional neurology skills while working within neurological rehabilitation and out-patients there and as a locum.
She has been working within the field of neurology within the community of Bristol since 2008, currently leading the Specialist Community Neurology Service as their clinical lead physiotherapist.
Rhiannon has taught at undergraduate level at The University of the West of England (UWE) and has been asked to present at various forums on the subject of neurology, recently leading a workshop at the AHP forum regarding the RCP guidelines for Stroke.
In 2010 Rhiannon completed an MSc module in neurological rehabilitation and is currently completing her Non-Medical Prescribing module at UWE to enable supported management of spasticity and pain issues for her patients in the community.
She supports a shared decision making approach to management of neurological conditions, supporting patients to identify the best management plan that suits them. This, alongside extensive knowledge of the facilities available within Bristol to support self management, enables a plan to be made which allows for long term changes to be achieved and then maintained.
Rhiannon is a qualified Pilates instructor having completed her APPI Pilates matwork level 1 and class instructor courses.