My name is Elise Rawson. I am a HCPC and CSP registered physiotherapist based in Sussex.
I am a highly skilled, committed and passionate Physiotherapist working in clinics and homes across the Sussex area. With over 10 years of experience in both NHS trusts and private practices, I have worked in both Neurological and Musculoskeletal settings as well as Complex Neuro Paediatrics.
This has given me a comprehensive understanding in a range of fields of physiotherapy giving me a holistic approach to each patient where I am not only treating the main pathology but also looking at how this can affect all other parts of the body and treating those accordingly. I feel this way of assessing each individual produces the best outcomes for treatment.
Working in a variety of areas I have gained a wide range of in depth assessment and treatment skills. I transfer my skills to different clinical settings using a holistic problem solving approach along with taking part in ongoing training to keep up to date with new changes and new modalities of treatment.
I use a hands on approach to my treatments using modalities such as:
- Functional strengthening
- Soft tissue mobilisation and massage
- Joint mobilisation
- Gait and posture re-education
- Yoga based breathing techniques stretching
- Exercise prescription
- Posture management and program prescription
- Passive stretching
- Active assisted movement re-education
The treatment modality I use is determined by the outcome of a thorough assessment observing and analysing each patient’s posture, how they walk, how they sit and how they do various activities such as sit, stand, lunge, bend.
I am then able to determine areas of weakness, tightness or compensation through other muscle groups. I also spend time feeling each limb to get an idea of muscle activity, spasms, changes in sensation and joint position sense.