Joanne Walton, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, PGDip Advanced Practice.
Having gained over 15 years post graduate experience in the NHS, primarily working in elderly care and rehabilitation, including specialist falls prevention services, I decided to establish Locality Physio after moving to Derbyshire with my young family.
I have extensive experience of treating patients with a diverse range of long-term medical conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and dementia, balance and vestibular disorders as well as those recovering from falls and fractures.
I have a keen interest in falls and fracture prevention and completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice: Osteoporosis and Falls Management, from the University of Derby in 2017.
As a member of a dedicated falls and osteoporosis service I worked alongside specialist nurses and occupational therapists and have used this experience and expert knowledge to inform Locality Physio's Falls Risk Assessment and Home Safety Check.
I am a professional member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Royal Osteoporosis Society and AGILE (the professional group for physiotherapists working with older people). I am also an accredited Postural Stability Instructor for the delivery of specialist exercise classes for frail older people at risk of falls and fractures.
The Health & Care Professions Council regulate 16 health and care professions including Physiotherapists.
The titles “Physiotherapist” and “Physical Therapist” are protected by law and professionals must be registered to use them.
To check the register visit: https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 57,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.
For more information visit: https://www.csp.org.uk
The Royal Osteoporosis Society provide information, support and networks for people living with osteoporosis, and work with healthcare systems to improve diagnosis and care.
For more information visit: https://theros.org.uk
AGILE is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is for therapists working with older people - whether qualified physiotherapists, assistants, students or associate members of an allied profession.
For more information visit: https://agile.csp.org.uk
Postural Stability Instructor training is provided by Later Life TrainingTM, who provide specialist, evidence based, effective exercise training for health and exercise professionals working with older people, frailer older people and stroke survivors.
For more information visit: https://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk