Helen Hartley MSc BSc (hons) Physiotherapy
Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist – Acute Neurosciences/Oncology
Helen is a Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist based at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and has been the lead physiotherapist for neurosurgery/oncology since 2006.
Helen completed a MSc in Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare in 2013 and has demonstrated a keen commitment to ongoing professional development with further post graduate courses in Acupuncture, Kinesiology taping and Spinal Cord Injury Management. Helen has contributed to guidelines on SCI management and developed a screening protocol for children with Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy.
Helen has a particular clinical and research interest in rehabilitation following diagnosis of brain tumour, and has been the Chief Investigator on a trial exploring the use of outcome measures in children with brain tumours and has spoken at local and national conferences on ataxia in children with posterior fossa tumours.
Helen is a member of the AACP, APCP and National Paediatric Physiotherapy Oncology and Acquired Brain Injury Groups. She has organised National Study days and National Network Meetings along with numerous local study events.