About Joe Wakefield

Joe qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from The University of Nottingham in 2013. Since graduation, he has worked across 4 different NHS trusts and several private clinics and hospitals, learning and developing his skills in the core areas of physiotherapy, including respiratory, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy. Since building a solid foundation for himself, he then transferred these skills to the paediatric population. Since working as a Children’s Physiotherapist, Joe has experienced working with a variety of children, primarily those with lifelong neuro-developmental conditions, muscular degenerative conditions and musculoskeletal injuries.

Joe currently works within Northwick Park Hospital as a Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist providing community management for children with physical disabilities attending mainstream schools. Joe continues to expand his assessment skills and treatment options throughout the paediatric setting by regularly attending conferences and lectures held throughout the UK. In 2017, Joe attended Bobath training to further aid his facilitation of children with neurological conditions. Other regular practiced treatments include resistive strength training, muscle lengthening, gait re-education and high level return to sport.

Joe continues to maintain his skills in other areas by working regularly with adults who have musculoskeletal injuries. He has significantly developed his skills in his approach to the management of long-term conditions, including chronic low back pain. Other adult clients include those who have undergone orthopaedic surgery and elderly rehabilitation. Joe also continues to participate in an emergency respiratory physiotherapy service.

Joe has developed a strong interest in the promotion of physical activity and the importance of leading a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. He has worked closely with disabled sporting groups within the north-west of London to establish successful links to improve the participation and provision of children’s disabled sports.