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Neal Wilkinson


Neal Wilkinson
Case Manager
South West
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Neal is a qualified chartered Physiotherapist. He graduated from Manchester and studied subsequently at the University of Exeter for a postgraduate certificate in Applied Health Research. Neal has worked extensively in NHS and privately in a wide variety of clinical settings. Post graduation Neal spent 12 months working privately as a musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapist. Working in MSK services Neal was given the opportunity to develop his knowledge of orthopaedic conditions especially but also specialist areas such as acupuncture for pain relief. It was also during this time that Neal’s interest in rehabilitation started. Working with patients and occupational partners he developed treatment plans that focused on return to work alongside patient goal setting.

Since that time he has worked within the NHS, beginning with Royal Bolton Hospital rotating mainly on general medical wards. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team Neal treated patients with a variety of conditions that included respiratory, orthopaedic, neurological and amputation. At Aintree University Hospital Neal completed clinical rotations in both neurological outpatient rehabilitation and amputee rehabilitation. Neurological conditions included but were not limited to Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Stroke and spinal injury. Amputations were mainly lower limb often resulting from road traffic accidents and vascular complications. Aintree Hospital is a regional limb centre and Neal was able to assist colleagues with a departmental project to secure funding from the British Association of Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation (BACPAR).

As a Senior Physiotherapist Neal has worked in elderly community rehabilitation for Somerset Partnership Trust. In his current role Neal focuses on rehabilitation for patients with a variety of conditions that include neurological, musculoskeletal and orthopaedic. Patients often present with long-term conditions that require a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary response. Neal has experience of working alongside other health professionals to develop a patient pathway/coherent rehabilitation plan. In a pioneering health & social combined service that originated at Somerset Partnership Trust, Neal participated in various service improvement initiatives. He successfully combined his health research studies at Exeter University with workplace projects that focused on reducing waiting times and improving outcome measures with more widespread use of patient satisfaction questionnaires. Somerset Partnership Trust have origins in mental health services and the opportunity has presented for Neal to work with patients with learning difficulties and patients with dementia. Neal has successfully treated patients with complex and substantial mental health problems.

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BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy – Manchester Metropolitan University

PG Cert Applied Health Research – University of Exeter

Acute Illness Management Certificate – Manchester Metropolitan University



Complex Care/Amputees
Spinal Cord Injury


Additional Qualifications & Memberships

Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Chartered Society Physiotherapy (CSP)

Case Management Society UK (CMS)