Sally Allbrighton

Sally Allbrighton graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Manchester in 2000, going on to gain a Masters degree at Keele University in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare in 2007.

Sally has clinical experience in a wide number of areas, having worked in some of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, two of which have the largest trauma units in the North West. The diversity of experience at these hospitals provided an excellent educational opportunity, but also fuelled a love of getting research and education into practice. Sally became a member of a research steering group whilst working in the NHS and completed her Masters thesis on the effective dissemination and implementation of evidence in practice, receiving an external commendation for the work. This became the basis for going into teaching.

Sally is now a self-employed Associate in a Private Practice in North Staffordshire, taking responsibility for leading the persistent pain service. She has an interest in persistent pain and also runs her own pain education company, allowing small groups of people to come together to share their pain experiences and finding a way to move forward by helping them to understand pain a little better. Sally also provides free talks to local community patient groups, local charities and professional Wellbeing groups.

She currently teaches Mobilisation of the Neuro-immune System and explain pain across the UK and Europe and has presented at UK conferences.

Sally leads a busy life with two young sons and has a love of yoga, meditation and cricket.

Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System

  • Linda Arksey

    Linda has been a lecturer for NCORE since 2015, a Tai Chi Master and founder of the International Tai Chi Alliance (ITCA), an organisation dedicated to improving the quality of training of Tai Chi and Qigong for Health Care professionals. The UK representative of the International Medical Tai Chi and Qigong Association (iMTQA), Linda has taught Tai Chi and Qigong for over 35 years worldwide. An award winner of HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care 2017 using Tai Chi, currently Linda is collaborating with the Hanfei International Tai Chi Centre in Ningbo, China which has a prestigious Tai Chi heritage and links to Nottingham University.

    Linda spent her early career following her dream of becoming an Olympic Ice Dancer. In parallel to this and to fund the Ice Dance training Linda pursued a career within Dentistry, before becoming more interested in Complementary Health. Currently Linda runs a busy Clinical Practice and at weekends teaches Tai Chi and Qigong.
    Linda now dedicates and shares her knowledge of Tai Chi and Qigong for the benefit of others

    Courses affiliated with this trainer:

  • Introduction to Tai Chi
  • Medical Qigong

  • Sue Armstrong
    Grad Dip Phys
    Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist
    Works in NHS, Private Practice and Post Graduate teaching
    Advanced Bobath Tutor, qualified as BBTA Tutor in 2007
    HCPC (PH37574) and CSP Member (46617)

    I teach all levels of BBTA courses extensively across the UK (currently increasing internationally). BBTA is an organisation of Tutors in the UK specialising in teaching neurological post graduate courses in the UK and overseas.

    Neurological rehabilitation has always been a focus in my career, since 2007 I have been a Clinical Director at Indigo Rehab Physiotherapy, a specialist private practice focused on rehabilitation of neurological clients.

    Since 2009 I have been a Clinical Lead (8a) Physiotherapist, this role is a Health Board wide and focused on complex clinical caseload, teaching and service development within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Line manager:

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • BBTA Clinical Reasoning and Systems Control Update
  • BBTA Focus on Rehabilitation of Hand Function in Rehabilitation
  • BBTA Bobath Modules 1-3

  • Indigo rehab Physiotherapy Practice
    Studio B,
    Treowen House,
    LLanover Business Centre,

    Telephone: 07775777808 or 01873880884
    Twitter: @indigorehab

    Tim Beames

    Based in London, Tim is a Principal NOI instructor, travelling globally to present courses and to consult on best practice in hospitals and clinics.

    Tim is the lead physiotherapist and co-founder of Pain and Performance – an organisation with a special interest in the treatment and education of people suffering complex and persistent pain states. He is also is the co-owner of Le Pub Scientifique – a live learning organisation/partnership delivering informal events about pain, health and wellbeing in London and Amsterdam.

    Tim has a Masters in Pain: Science and Society from King’s College London, has published book chapters and research on graded motor imagery and body perception, and has written and developed many postgraduate education courses for both Pain and Performance and NOI.

    Catherine Brown

    Catherine is a qualified barrister with 14 years' experience of civil law practice. Catherine specialised in personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence matters. She has had extensive experience of witness handling at trial, with both expert and lay witnesses. As one of the Bond Solon's lead trainer, Catherine regularly delivers healthcare records on trial courses to health clients and Witness Familiarisation sessions for lay and expert witnesses.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Healthcare Records on Trial

  • Will Chegwidden
    BSc(OT)(Hons) MSc (Cognitive Rehabilitation)

    Will graduated with distinction as an Occupational Therapist from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia in 1996 and worked initially for an equipment and environmental design charity before moving to the United Kingdom in 1998, where he worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist for Tower Hamlets Social Services with adults with disabilities.

    In 2002 he took up a post as the Senior Occupational Therapist for HIV and Immune Disorders at St Bartholomew’s Hospital where he remained until 2011. During this time he was involved in teaching on several undergraduate courses as well as presenting at a number of national and international conferences on different aspects of working with people with HIV. He was also the inaugural chair of the Rehabilitation and HIV Association.

    In 2011 he moved to the Royal London where he became the Senior OT for neurology and neurosurgery, before moving to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2013 where he completed rotations in neuromedicine and neuro critical care, the inpatient neuro-rehabilitation unit, the specialist intensive upper limb service and the acute and hyper acute stroke unit. During this time Will continued to teach on a number of external undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as running courses and workshops on cognitive rehabilitation, apraxia, functional splinting and upper limb rehabilitation.

    Will was awarded a Master of Science in Cognitive Rehabilitation from the University of Westminster in 2018 with distinction. His thesis related to adult acquired limb apraxia and he presented the results at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists annual conference in 2021.

    Since 2021 Will has been the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for Neurosciences at the Royal Free Hospital where he leads services in acute stroke, acute neurology and critical care. His research and teaching interests include apraxia, hemispatial inattention, visual rehabilitation after stroke, cognitive rehabilitation, splinting for function and rehabilitation of the upper limb. He has co-authored six peer reviewed papers, one book chapter and seventeen conference presentations. He is an active member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy’s Specialist Section – Neurological Practice and is registered with Health and Social Care Professions Council.

    Dr Pauline Christmas
    PhD MSc MCSP Fellow APCP
    Consultant physiotherapist for management of spasticity in children

    Dr Pauline Christmas has a career as a physiotherapist specialising in children with cerebral palsy (CP) which extends over thirty-five years and she continues to work clinically. Since 2006 this has included practising as the only NHS consultant physiotherapist in the management of spasticity in children. This clinical expertise has been augmented by postgraduate training. In 2002 an MSc examined a screening tool for CP in the high-risk population and in 2016 a PhD investigated constraint induced movement therapy in hemiplegic cerebral palsy which was published in Clinical Rehabilitation in 2018. In recognition of an exceptional contribution to the advancement of paediatric physiotherapy a Fellowship of the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists was awarded in 2019.

    The combined clinical experience and post-graduate training has enabled the development of a unique approach to the treatment and training in cerebral palsy called Evidence-based practical application. The training has been conducted primarily through the development of courses for therapists. Furthermore, there is an extensive portfolio of national and international presentations.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Evidence-Based Practical Application for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Evidence-Based Practical Application for the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy for Therapy Assistants and Technicians

  • Carolyn Cleveland
    Founder and Managing Director of C&C Empathy Training
    BSc (Hons) Cert Counselling
    Specialism in Loss and bereavement

    Carolyn has a background in psychology, counselling, and conceived C&C Empathy Training from her direct experience of patient safety issues, compassionate communication failure, the inquest system and the NHS complaints process.

    Carolyn experienced the loss of a child and found many of these systems did not grasp her emotional experience, motivations or needs, following this tragic loss. This was apparent individually and culturally, feeding into staff behaviour and negatively impacting on outcomes and wellbeing for her and staff involved.

    Carolyn is passionate about promoting long term change through training and development by humanising processes and empowering staff to support themselves, colleagues, patients and loved ones, all done in a friendly and supportive learning environment using her unique LEED Communications Programme® and her BE HUMAN Model.

    Carolyn has been public speaking on emotions and empathy in real life situations since 2006, reaching diverse audiences, creating further insight into some of the more complex emotional needs of the people in the process and in vulnerable positions, as well as staff personal emotional responses.

    At the core of Carolyn’s work, is her thought provoking experience and personal journey, told with honesty and candour, valuing support and promotion of emotional awareness for staff to aid wellbeing. This is joined together with her academic study, analysis and personality, and her belief that understanding the ‘why’ something needs doing, rather than just ‘what’. This enables long term positive change and development, both individually and culturally. Carolyn works with multiple trusts, the Ministry of Justice, NHS England and the coronial system.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • A Journey through Complaints/Serious Incidents using Empathy
  • A Journey through Leadership using Empathy

  • Andrew Cuff
    BSc (Hons) MSc CMP MCSP
    Consultant Physiotherapist
    Associate Professor

    Andrew works as a Consultant Physiotherapist and national Head of MSK for Connect Health. This role involves a clinical caseload within community MSK (Tier 1 and Tier 2) alongside providing clinical leadership to sixteen MSK services across England.

    Alongside this clinical role, Andrew is an active researcher studying for a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University and has published numerous articles in the Musculoskeletal domain and is a proud author for the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group. In 2020, Andrew became a National Trainer of FCP/APs for HEE as per the roadmap to practice following this, in 2021, he was provided an honorary associate professorship at the University of Bradford, teaching on the postgraduate MSK and FCP programme.

    Andrew has presented his research at both national and international scientific meetings and conferences. Previously a Research Physiotherapist at the University of Warwick, Andrew has both taught and examined on the Orthopaedic component of the Medicine degree.

    Andrew sits on the board of the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation (EUSSER) and is Chair of South-West Yorkshire Advanced Physiotherapy Practice Network.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Red Flags, Serious Spinal Pathology and Systems Thinking
  • The Complete Upper Limb

  • Ben Davies
    PhD MSc MCSP, UK

    An experienced NOI instructor in the UK, Ben has taught Explain Pain, Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System and Graded Motor Imagery courses in the Uk & Europe since 2008. His background as a physiotherapist involves primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. The majority of Ben’s experience is with people who have complex, persistent pain presentations. Currently Ben works in primary care for Virgincare (Bath and Northeast Somerset, UK) as professional lead for physiotherapy and clinical specialist physiotherapist in pain management.

    Ben’s PhD at the University of the West of England was in painful diabetic neuropathy, exploring whether this group of people could benefit from the pain management approaches which are relatively common in the MSK pain world, but not in the diabetic world.

    You can find Ben on twitter (@ben_davies42)

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System
  • Explain Pain

  • Martin Evans
    Specialist in Communications – supporting you to tell your unique story.

    Martin has over 35 years’ experience of leadership, communications, marketing, PR and dealing with the media, in the public sector and latterly with his own company, TandemComms. As a communication and marketing specialist, he has worked regionally to internationally, with TV, radio, and social media, planning and delivering on many campaigns. Martin is an experienced, highly sought-after trainer, running courses from the board to the shop floor, in presentation skills, storytelling for business, media skills, communications strategy development and crisis communications. He is passionate about helping people and organisations tell their unique story in business and whilst personally supporting a Kenyan charity (as a trustee) and other UK third sector organisations.

    Martin says:
    ‘What motivates me is working to family values of loyalty and doing the right thing, being professional and making a positive difference to organisations but doing all that, with a touch of humour and fun’

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Presentation Skills

  • Ian Gatt
    Head of Performance Services & Lead Physiotherapist - GB Boxing

    Ian has been a sport physiotherapist for over 20 years, with considerable time spent managing the medical services and wider multidisciplinary team for the Great Britain Boxing program. He has attended a vast array of competitions, including multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games, supporting elite athletes on their path to success.

    Ian is an Upper Limb Injury Specialist with the prestigious English Institute of Sport (EIS), providing a clinical expertise role to various Olympic and Paralympic Sports. He is also the physiotherapist/cutman with team Anthony Joshua, as well as supporting other professional boxers. Further, he provides private specialist consultations (ONLINE and/or face-to-face) on Upper Limb MSK injuries to both sporting and non-sporting clientele. Ian has a passion for teaching, delivering regular national/international educational workshops, webinars, and at conferences on diverse areas linked to Upper Limb sport injuries. He is a regular visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University London (QMUL), as well as collaborating with other universities. Further, he is a PhD candidate in Upper Limb Biomechanics at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Ian enjoys the diversity of clinical, research and education which he finds complement each other towards progressive knowledge in the UpperLimb. You can find Ian on various social media platforms as the #theboxingphysio

    You can follow Ian on social media; Twitter (@iangattphysio), Instagram (iangattgattman) and Linkedin (theboxingphysio)

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Sporting Wrist and Hand
  • Sporting Upper Limb Masterclass

  • Jo Gibson
    MSc MCSP

    Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and a Consultant in private practice.

    She has worked as a Shoulder Specialist since 1995 and lectures Nationally and Internationally about assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex.

    Jo has co-developed Masters modules with Liverpool University for the diagnosis and treatment of upper limb pathology and has co-authored national guidelines for the management of different shoulder pathologies.

    She has presented original research at many National and International conferences, published in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer:

  • The Shoulder: Steps to Successful Treatment
  • The Postoperative Shoulder: Optimising Outcomes

  • Dr Marie-Elaine Grant
    Ireland’s Olympic Team Lead Physiotherapist from 1990 – 2010
    Graduate of UCD ( University College Dublin)
    Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists
    Member of the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee since her appointment in 2010

    Dr. Marie-Elaine Grant (PT, PhD) a graduate of University College Dublin she specialises in sports and exercise physiotherapy, rehabilitation and clinical research. In her clinical practice she treats and rehabilitates a wide range of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Over her career she has worked extensively with athletes from youth development through to high performance. She has a keen interest in implementing injury prevention strategies and has undertaken published research projects on the importance of the role of sports physiotherapy. She has been the lead physiotherapist for Ireland’s National Olympic team for 5 Summer and 2 Winter Olympic Games. Since her appointment to the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission she has advised on plans and preparations in addition to monitoring physiotherapy services on behalf of the IOC for 2 Summer and 2 Winter Olympic Games, she is currently involved in preparations for Tokyo 2021.

    She continues to remain actively involved in the education and training of undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapists. She regularly contributes to conferences and advises on programs for ongoing professional development for students and her peers. Marie-Elaine continues to participate in clinical research. She has several peer reviewed publications and is regularly invited to present at international conferences.

    In September 2013 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University College Dublin in recognition of her contribution to Physiotherapy.

    Marie-Elaine is a strong advocate of the enormous value of on-going learning and the importance of excellence, competence and accuracy with clinical application of physiotherapy and greatly enjoys imparting the extensive learning she has gained over her career to colleagues and students through her workshops, writing and teaching.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Lower Back Pain - Solving the Lumbar-Pelvic Complex
  • Tendinopathy: Prevention, Management and Rehabilitation of the Painful Tendon

  • Dr Stephanie Griffiths
    DPT MPhil MSc MCSP
    Consultant Physiotherapist MSK and Rehab Lead

    Stephanie presently works as a musculoskeletal Consultant Physiotherapist in West London, where she leads a large multidisciplinary team. Her clinical and research interests are within the field of upper limb dysfunction. She completed her doctorate in 2013 where she investigated conversion rates and the referral criteria for rotator cuff pathology. As well as leading the MSK team, she leads the rehab team and works as an advanced practitioner having completed a certificate in musculoskeletal ultrasound and independent prescribing practice.

    After gaining a teaching fellowship with the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine in 1995 and a postgraduate Certificate in Education she has also held various teaching roles. She was a lecturer at Birmingham University lecturing in pain mechanisms on the manipulative therapy route of the MSc in Advancing Practice as well as on their extended scope practice module. She is an Accredited Tutor with the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist teaching both foundation and continuous professional development courses. More recently she has taught injection therapy update courses and has recently developed a dedicated training course for physiotherapists to undertake caudal epidural injection therapy.

    Courses affiliated with this trainer are:

  • Acupuncture Foundation Course