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Meet The Team

Sharon Hortop

Paediatric

Sharon is a highly specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist who also works at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff where she manages the hydrotherapy facility and musculoskeletal outpatient service for children between 0-13. Sharon qualified from Bristol in 2000 and has specialised in Paediatric Physiotherapy since 2007. Sharon has worked within the Cardiff and Vale Trust at their children centres and the Children's hospital since this time, however during a 2 year sabbatical from 2012 she studied in the USA and had the opportunity to shadow Dr Parks at his SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) facility in St Louis learning directly from the therapists there. As a result Sharon has had extensive experience in all fields of Paediatrics however she currently specialises in working with children with musculoskeletal disorders such as spinal / knee / ankle pain or sporting injuries. In addition Sharon treats younger children with torticollis, positional tallipes, developmental delay, preferential head turn and neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy. Sharon is currently studying for a Masters degree in Physiotherapy and has just completed a secondment where she was head of the Paediatric Physiotherapy service within Cardiff and Vale UHB.

Tom Lines

Tom Lines

Respiratory

Graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2004 as a Chartered Physiotherapists. Employed within the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, based in Llandough. He is a specialist respiratory physiotherapist working within Pulmonary Rehab, out-patients and community care. He has specialist interest in breathlessness management, airway cleareance techniques, inspiratory muscle training and exercise for those with chronic lung disease.

Sarah Harling

Neurology

Sarah graduated from the University of Manchester in 2005 as a Chartered Physiotherapist and since then she has worked for the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. During this time she has gained vast experience in neurology and rehabilitation having spent time working in areas such as stroke, neuro rehab and spinal injuries. Having left the NHS, Sarah now works as a full time private neuro-specialist physio.

Kate Laats

Paediatrics

Kate qualified in 2000 from the UWCM. She has worked in the Cardiff and Vale Trust ever since.

Kate specialised in Paediatrics in 2004 and now works in the Childrens Hospital of Wales. Her specialist interest is Paediatric Orthopaedics, especially Paediatric Scoliosis.She completed the Introductory Paediatric Bobath Course in 2009 and she is the PPP Physio Paediatric specialist physio.

Elderly Care

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Parkinson’s Disease

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