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SIOBHAN GATT

Physiotherapist

Siobhan is a practicing independent Chartered Physiotherapist with more than 24 years of extensive clinical experience spanning the NHS, clinical education, university lecturing, private practice and equine facilitated physiotherapy. She has also been published in a specialist occupational health physiotherapy journal. She is the Director of Think Active Associates Ltd, a physiotherapy service design practice, and a Director of HorsePower Hippotherapy Ltd, an equine facilitated physiotherapy practice.


She accepts instructions in civil litigation matters for Condition and Prognosis Reports (Quantum) and Physiotherapy Needs Reports. She also provides initial screening through to full report preparation for breach of duty-of-care, liability, and causation in physiotherapy clinical negligence cases. Instructions are accepted on behalf of the Claimant, Defendant or Jointly when required.


Siobhan has been qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist since 1996, with over 24 years of experience in the diagnosis, treatments and management of adult and paediatrics.


Her expert reports are unbiased, evidence based, timely, comprehensive and logical. Opinions and recommendations are supported by current research, regular and meaningful Continuing Professional Development and extensive clinical experience.


Reports are compliant with Part 35 of the civil procedure rules, the accompanying practice direction and the guidance for the instruction of experts in civil claims. Siobhan is aware of the practice direction on pre-action conduct and acts in accordance with the code of practice for experts.

ABOUT SIOBHAN

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy;

  • Full Membership of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy;

  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council;

  • Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic riding and Hippotherapy;

  • Committee member of Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic riding and Hippotherapy.

RELEVANT SKILLS

  • Experienced Expert Witness;

  • Compliant with CPR Part 35 legal training;

  • Training Clinicians;

  • Clinical Assessment of adults with injury and disability including orthopaedic, spinal, soft tissue, long term conditions and persistent pain issues;

  • University Lecturing;

  • Report Writing;

  • Critical Evaluation and Clinical Audit;

  • Journal Publication.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • General Physiotherapy;

  • Neuromusculoskeletal;

  • Orthopaedic and spinal injuries and dysfunction;

  • Elite sports injuries from the initial acute phase to the restoration of normal activity;

  • Fibromyalgia;

  • Cerebral Palsy;

  • Chronic or persistent pain and their associated physical behaviours;

  • Long-term conditions;

  • Recovery and rehabilitation from loss of function.