Frances Sapsford
      • Frances Sapsford
      • Chartered Physiotherapist
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      • 9 Chess Business Park
      • Moor Road
      • Chesham
      • Buckinghamshire
      • HP5 1SD
      • 01494 792711
      • 01494 799999

Frances Sapsford

Chartered Physiotherapist

Qualifications

PGC, MSc, BSc (Hons), Grad Dip Physiotherapy

Specialisms

  • Brain injury/stroke Neurological
  • Orthopaedics

Introduction

I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1986, gaining further qualifications up to MSc level through continued study in subsequent years. 

I have specialised in neurological physiotherapy since 1988 and I have extensive experience mainly in brain Injury and stroke rehabilitation both within the NHS and the private sector.

Since 2004 I have been  a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cumbria specialising in the teaching of neurological physiotherapy, pathophysiology  and moving and handling. In my current role, I have to work both independently and as part of the physiotherapy teaching team. I design and deliver undergraduate and post graduate modules mainly focusing on my specialist area of neurological physiotherapy. I am required to keep up to date with current  research, standards and legislation related to my area of expertise. 

In addition to my academic duties, I am also a part time PhD research student undertaking my own research project into an area of stroke rehabilitation.   

I have been a  Physiotherapy expert witness since 2011 undertaking  medico-legal reports for Somek & Associates. I specialise in adult brain injury and stroke reports but and have also accepted instructions for several spinal injury cases. 

Since 2011 I have also been a  Physiotherapy expert witness in undertaking  medico-legal reports for Somek & Associates. I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone formal training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.

Professional Affiliations

  • Health and Care Professions Council Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Fellow of Higher Education 
  • Academy
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists interested in Neurology.
  • Medico Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists