Lucy West qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2002 from the University of Northumbria in Newcastle. Through my NHS career I gained experience in all the core areas including paediatrics. I decided to specialise in Neurological Rehabilitation in 2004 completing rotations at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery and becoming joint physiotherapy lead for the Acute Stroke Unit at Aintree Hospital.
I have been working privately since 2014 across Cheshire and Merseyside carrying a mixed caseload of children and adults with varied neurological presentations. I have an expansive knowledge of individuals with both congenital and acquired disabilities.
I completed my Hippotherapy qualification in 2017 after studying at Clwyd Special Riding Centre. I am also the Regional Physiotherapist for Cheshire and Merseyside Riding for the Disabled groups.
I am registered with the regulatory body of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the professional body of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). I am also an active member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy (CPTRH).
Hippotherapy treatment sessions are provided at Beechley Riding for the Disabled Centre in Liverpool. The role of the team of leaders and side walkers that assist in hippotherapy sessions is to provide rehabilitation and also maintain the utmost levels of safety throughout all of the sessions. They come from a bank of passionate trained volunteers that donate their time to the Riding for the Disabled Association Charity (RDA) not only to assist in these sessions and other therapeutic riding lessons but also to care for the horses and help in the daily upkeep of the stables. Through the RDA all volunteers have full security clearance through the Disclosure and Barring System (DBS).
We are located at:
Beechley Riding School,