ABOUT US



We are all experienced Senior Neurological Physiotherapists. We are based in Sussex and are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Becky Eaton Associates is a registered BUPA Physiotherapy Provider (No. 80013953)

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BECKY EATON

I have practised physiotherapy all my adult life and have specialized in neurology for over 20 years. During my career I have worked in both the NHS and the private sector and have experience of delivering physiotherapy along the whole patient care pathway, from acute in-patient care and rehabilitation through to treatment in the community. I am fully trained in Bobath and have experience in spasticity management, orthotics, hydrotherapy, group exercise classes, and functional electrical stimulation (FES).

I incorporate the principles of Pilates, Yoga and normal movement into clinical practice. My aim is to always take a problem solving, practical approach to functional disability, developing bespoke treatment plans that evolve through constant clinical analysis. I have a special interest in stroke and believe in applying individually designed exercise for long-term management of the condition. After completing my degree (BSC Hons) in Physiotherapy at Coventry University, I worked in a number of central London Hospitals and the Victoria Memorial Hospital in New York.

I became a Senior Physiotherapist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery where I developed an understanding of the treatment of common and uncommon neurological disorders including neuro-psychiatry. Before leaving the NHS and moving into private practice, I was the Clinical Team Leader at the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre.

JENNY WOODGATE (ASSOCIATE)

I qualified as a Physiotherapist at the University of East Anglia, and subsequently specialized in the rehabilitation of patients suffering from the effects of various neurological disorders. I spent time as a locum in Australia and New Zealand where I gained valuable experience by working in the Brain Injury Unit at Wellington Hospital. On returning to the UK, I joined the NHS and became a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist in the Sussex Rehabilitation Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath where I now work part-time. The Unit provides rehabilitation for adults with diagnoses of acquired brain injuries, Stroke, acute neuro-medical conditions and trauma-based injuries.

I also see clients in a private capacity in their own homes, at swimming pools, gyms and clinics and frequently work alongside community teams to provide a seamless service. I am skilled at assisting patients to identify and break down their goals and use objective measures to show progression and to help clients come to terms with their new abilities.

I am Bobath trained and have been a Committee member for the Sussex branch of Acpin (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology) since 2014.
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Zoe ROTHERY (ASSOCIATE)

I graduated in 1999 with a first class honours BSc in Physiotherapy and began my career as a chartered state registered physiotherapist working at St. George's Hospital, London. There I gained experience in all areas of Physiotherapy including neurology, outpatients, orthopaedics and respiratory care. It was during this time that I developed a special interest in neurology.

In 2002 I joined the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre in Haywards Heath where I became the Lead Physiotherapist for the neurological rehabilitation team. The role includes treating clients with complex neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. i also manage and teach a team of physiotherapists and I work closely with Brighton University providing undergraduate training for their physiotherapy students.

I have a degree in Psychology which helps me better understand both the physical and psychological issues surrounding neurological injury. I believe in working in partnership with my clients to identify their goals, using an individualised and holistic approach to help achieve them.

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LIZZIE LOCK (ASSOCIATE)


I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2011 from the University of Brighton and have worked both within the NHS and privately. I have varied experience of working with all types of conditions including neurological disorders, respiratory, cardiac and orthopaedic conditions. My main areas of passion are stroke rehab and trauma. I have additional training in vestibular rehab.

Pre physiotherapy I qualified and worked a sports and holistic therapist and apply many of these skills and principles whilst practising physiotherapy. Presently I work with community NHS services in West Sussex and I treat people privately in their own homes.
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NICKY DAVIS (ASSOCIATE)


I first developed a passion for neurology after watching a physiotherapist work with a head injury patient. Initially, I worked with the in-patient unit of the Sussex Rehabilitation Centre and since then have spent many years working as part of the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team in Worthing.
I am now a MS Practioner in the Worthing area and I also provide support to the Spasticity and Mobility Clinic at Brighton General Hospital. I have a special interest in spasticity management.

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ELIZABETH McWILLIAMS (ASSOCIATE)


I developed a passion for Neuro-rehabilitation early in my career. I enjoy joining a person on their journey to realising their full potential.
I have skills in managing complex physical disability. This involves carrying out in depth postural assessments and implementing 24-hour postural routines to reduce the risk of contractures, pain and pressure sores. These routines can include standing frames, lying supports, specialist postural armchairs, wheelchairs, orthotics and specialist walkers. It also involves support with muscle tone management and this can involve working closely with Orthotics and Spasticity consultants. I also work closely with Orthopaedic consultants in certain cases that require a surgical opinion.
I also have skills in the management of respiratory issues, particularly in Neuromuscular conditions. I will carry out in depth respiratory assessments and provide respiratory care plans to help reduce symptoms and reduce the risk of acquiring chest infections. These respiratory care plans can involve manual chest therapy, positive expiratory pressure, positioning, airway clearance techniques and ensuring all respiratory risks are being optimally managed. Where necessary I will work closely with
specialist respiratory services.
I also have a keen interest in mobility issues and falls prevention. I will carry out in depth mobility and multi-factorial falls risk assessments and implement falls prevention measures to help reduce a person's risk of falling. These measures may include walking aids and exercise programmes. I enjoy helping people build strength, balance and confidence and always try to make it fun and interesting for the individual based on their own interests.
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