Hannah Rooney

Hannah qualified as a physiotherapist in 2003. She continues to work in the NHS alongside providing much needed services in the community in order for people to live well. She specialises in treating a wide range of neurological and long-term conditions, including:

Stroke, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Injury, Spinal injury, Vestibular complaints

And musculoskeletal complaints including:

Neck, mid and low back pain and headaches

She is an APPI Level 2 Pilates instructor and her neurophysiological knowledge and handling skills have developed from education and practice of the Bobath principles of movement and function. Her professional assessment and treatment skills can be used to improve balance, muscle tone and walking. In turn, this can reduce pain, address injuries and improve your functional activities to help you self-manage your condition longer term.

Hannah uses a combination of methods and techniques to work towards your goals:

Soft tissue handling

Postural assessment

Bobath principles to increase muscle activation

Pilates principles and exercises

Strength and balance exercises

Functional activity practice

Involving family/carers where appropriate

Education of your condition and how to manage difficulties


Hannah has achieved marked improvements in our son’s walking, gait and weakened right side, following brain damage 20 years ago. She has a most caring, well-informed and engaging personality and we have much to thank her for! – JG

I have found Hannah an asset to manage complex and daily problems that patients with neurological problems face. She is an excellent physiotherapist and has great knowledge and a caring, personal approach which is why so many of my patients speak highly of her! – Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse

Treatment of past sports injuries always left me feeling that physiotherapy was all about massage and very extensive knowledge of muscles I never knew I had! After suffering a bad stroke, I’ve since added a ‘cocktail’ of other elements to this – warmth, firmness, understanding, patience and more… Hannah has the lot! - JB