Lucy Brookes 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 Riding for the Disabled North West regional physiotherapist, providing advice and assistance to all groups within this region.
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 Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Equine Activities (ACPEA).
Hippotherapy treatment sessions are provided at both Beechley Riding for the Disabled Centre in Liverpool and Clwyd Special Riding Centre in North Wales. 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,