Erica Malcolm
MCSP Grad. Dip. Phys. Post Grad Dip. (Neurology)
Specialist Neurological Therapy Services (SNTS)
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (Neurology)
Consultant to and Founder of Physio Where You Are

Erica Malcolm qualified as a physiotherapist in 1985 having trained at Nottingham. Her first job was at Glenfield General Hospital and Groby Road Hospital in Leicester specialising in thoracic surgery. In 1987 she moved to Burton on Trent where she began to develop an interest in neurology. This interest deepened when Erica moved to work at the specialist unit for neurological patients in Derby and she eventually became the specialist physiotherapist for neurology across both the Derby Royal Infirmary and the Derby City Hospital. In this capacity Erica carried the responsibility for developing and envisioning the neurological physiotherapy team and to some extent, the occupational therapy services in these Derby Acute Hospitals. Having achieved her aim of creating a cohesive and skilled team in the Derby Acute Hospitals as well as creating working relationships and links with the Primary Care Trusts, Erica decided that it was time to create something new and exciting in the private community setting – that’s where Physio Where You Are saw its beginnings.

As well as working in the NHS, Erica qualified as a Bobath Tutor in 1997 at which time she became a member of the International Bobath Instructor Therapists Association (IBITA). With lecturing commitments taking her all over the country, she eventually decided that she needed to be nearer to home as her young family grew up. Although she relinquished her membership of IBITA, Erica continues to regularly lecture and enjoys visiting hospital neurological therapy teams, undertaking ‘trouble-shooting’ days where she leads learning workshops and develops clinical learning amongst senior therapy staff working in neurology.

Erica built her community neurological therapy team – Physio Where You Are - to over 30 strong members, providing a multidisciplinary neuro-therapy service covering Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. True to her ethos of providing excellent care for patients as well as building neurological therapy teams, in 2019, Erica handed the reins of Physio Where You Are to 6 of her team to take it forward to further grow and develop in excellence.

While continuing to work in the community treating people with neurological problems, Erica also provides a specialist consultation service to both the NHS and private sectors. Lecturing remains a significant part of her work both independently and alongside other health care professionals.

Current membership of professional, national and regional bodies:
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Health and Care Professions Council
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology
Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice