Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics Respiratory Disease
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (2000) Coventry University
Registered Physiotherapist with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
I am a qualified chartered physiotherapist with 20 years post qualification experience currently working within the private sector and previously for the NHS.
I specialise in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation. I am currently working as a senior lead physiotherapist in a large private hospital where I have worked for over 17 years.
I have also provided a successful physiotherapy service through my own private practice for 20 years.
Experience / Clinical
I provide comprehensive functional assessments and treatment of individuals with orthopaedic and complex medical conditions within the hospital setting. This includes environmental assessments and advice on appropriate equipment and / or home modifications to enable individuals to optimise their rehabilitation and functional outcomes.
I work closely with the multidisciplinary team for both inpatient and day patient care to create a holistic approach to patient care and aid safe, efficient discharge from hospital. I supervise junior staff and allied healthcare assistants.
My immediate post qualification experience included rotational physiotherapy roles covering musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, care of the elderly, medical, respiratory, acute neurology, surgical / ITU.
In my private practice I provide assessments, treatment and rehabilitation planning for a wide range of musculoskeletal and post-surgical patients. This involves independent and team working with gym staff.
In addition to my clinical role I provide expert witness reports for the court on physiotherapy treatment, equipment and costing.
I regularly undertake appropriate training to ensure that my skills and knowledge are current, and to maintain my professional development. I understand my responsibilities as an expert witness and Part 35 of the Civil Procedure rules. I have undertaken training on the role of an expert witness.
What our clients say...
Dear Kathy … I just wanted to say thank you so much for your patience and assistance over the past few days. Your evidence was excellent
Sinead Swan – Ivor Fitzpatrick
Dear Jodie, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to you for the ‘work’ which you put into my case and endeavoured to help the case come to a successful conclusion. it is wonderful that my two daughters and rest of my family now have some Justice for Bryan’s untimely death. Somewhat difficult to believe what has just happened after five years. Very many thanks, kind regards and good wishes for Christmas
PS Client Feedback
Hi Sue, you were first class. Also regards to Maggie Sargent and her premier quality team!
Philip Smith – Beauchamps
Maggie Sargent is a star – not just a leader in her field but a legend – her experience is unmatched, her knowledge impressive and her application sophisticated.
Paul Paxton – Stewarts
Can I take this opportunity in thanking you on behalf of our client and his parents. You did a tremendous job. We could not have achieved such a high settlement without your skill, expertise, and input. The family are very grateful to you
Paul McNeil – Fieldfisher
I have worked with Maggie Sargent for more that 25 years. She is the best expert I have ever instructed. She is exceptional in court and brilliant with clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Partner, Field Fisher
‘The Claimant’s evidence as to the value of the nursing care she provided to Mr Grant was given by Ms Jodie Brookes. She is a registered nurse. The majority of her career has been spent managing care facilities in the private sector. She specialises in palliative care and has considerable experience nursing patients with mesothelioma. Ms Brookes gave careful and impressive oral evidence. She made concessions where appropriate, yet demonstrated that her conclusions were based on a careful review both of the medical notes and of what the Claimant had told her when she visited’.
Judgement of Martin Chamberlain QC
On Friday 28th June 2019 I was visited by one of your colleagues, Mrs Sue Tomkinson. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, and how both my wife and I were very pleased with Mrs Tomkinson. We have never been in this situation before, and the thought of a stranger asking questions, some of them very personal questions, and poking around in our private lives was a thought that quite frankly filled us with dread. Our fears were soon quelled, and we were put at ease by the empathic way in which she asked her questions. We feel that all the aspects of our needs were thoroughly assessed in a very professional and friendly manner. She is a credit to your company, and I would like her permanent record to reflect our comments, thanking you
DWG Client Feedback
Dear Kathy – This is just to let you know that my client has accepted a significant seven figure sum to conclude his case. Both he and I wanted to thank you for your invaluable contribution towards his case because he could not have achieved such a good result without your skilful clinical assessment and attention to detail. Kind regards
Dickinson Solicitors Ltd