Physiotherapists

 

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones, physiotherapist 

Job title: clinical lead physiotherapist
Secretary: 020 7188 2214 

Biography

Gareth has over 10 years' experience of acute and sub-acute physiotherapeutic rehabilitation. He joined us in September 2001 as a senior physiotherapist in neurological physiotherapy. This work included vestibular rehabilitation for balance outpatients as well as acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation physiotherapy for local people with neurological injury.

Specialist interests

  • vestibular
  • neurological and balance rehabilitation
  • critical care rehabilitation.

Research interests

  • prevalence of BPPV in an elderly population attending physical therapy
  • measurement techniques in vestibular rehabilitation
  • novel use of rehabilitation equipment and its impact on early walking post neurological injury
  • neural reorganisation post neurological injury
  • influence of muscle weakness in early critical care rehabilitation.

Education

  • BHSc (hons) physiotherapy (Leeds 1996)
  • MSc physiotherapy (Edinburgh 2003)
  • PGCert (Managing in health and social care, London 2008).

Publications

Download a list of Gareth Jones's publications (PDF 7Kb).

Jeremy Corcoran

Jeremy Corcoran, highly specialist physiotherapist 

Job title: highly specialist physiotherapist

Biography

Jeremy has worked here since 2004 and has experience in a range of clinical areas, including orthopaedics, head and neck surgery and neurology. 

Jeremy is specialised in dizziness and balance re-training (vestibular and balance rehabilitation), as well as face re-training (facial rehabilitation). He helped set up the balance clinic at Guy’s in 2008, and continues to work alongside ENT consultants and audiologists to diagnose and treat people with dizziness, vertigo or unsteadiness.

Jeremy is on the committee of a national association of physiotherapists who specialise in vestibular rehabilitation. He won the Douglas Prize for Anatomy in 1998 as part of his degree.

Specialist interests

  • vestibular rehabilitation for giddiness, vertigo or unsteadiness caused by inner ear, brain or other disorders e.g. labyrinthitis, Meniere’s disease, BPPV
  • balance assessment and re-training (postural stability rehabilitation) for people who experience falls or are concerned about falling and have become less mobile
  • facial rehabilitation for facial palsy or weakness caused by Bell’s palsy, surgery to the head or face, injury to the face, tumours.

Research interests

  • assessment and treatment of BPPV in older adults
  • assessment of dynamic visual acuity in people with vestibular problems.

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Anatomical Sciences 2001 (University of Manchester)
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) 2004 (King’s College London).

Publications

Lee A, Jones G, Corcoran J, Premachandra P, Morrison G. A UK hospital based multidisciplinary balance clinic run by allied health professionals: first year results. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2011: 125: 661-667.

David Herdman

David Herdman - senior specialist physiotherapist  

Job title: senior specialist physiotherapist
Tel: 020 7188 2214
Email: david.herdman@gstt.nhs.uk
Area of expertise: vestibular, balance and neurological disorders

Biography

David joined the balance clinic in 2012. He works alongside other physiotherapists, audiologists and an audiovestibular physician in the balance clinic.

He has a broad range of experience and has completed basic and advanced accreditation training in vestibular rehabilitation in the USA. He is also an NIHR trainee and is completing a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London developing new treatments for people with chronic dizziness. 

David is the Chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR), which provides support and training to physiotherapist throughout the country.

Specialist interests

Assessment and treatment of people with dizziness and balance disorders.

Research interests

  • Health psychology

  • Vestibular rehabilitation.

Education

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Keele University), 1st class honours.

Awards

Publications

  • Herdman D, Jones G, Corcoran J. Assessment of the dizzy patient: evasion of ‘dizzyphobia’ in physiotherapy practice. In Touch 2014; 146: 4-9.

Poster publications include:

  • British Society of Neuro-Otology (BSNO), ‘epidemiology of BPPV in a multidisciplinary balance clinic’
  • European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology (EAONO), 'The Guy’s Hospital balance clinic: a multi-disciplinary approach'.