Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics Rheumatology
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (2005)
Master of Manipulative Physiotherapy (2009)
Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
Member of The Health and Social Care Professions Council (HPCP)
Member of The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapy (MACP)
Member of The Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Network. ( APPN)
Member of The Consultant Physiotherapy CSP Group
I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2005 and completed an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2009.
Post-qualification I have worked in hospitals and private clinics developing my specialist expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions.
Since 2010 I have worked for a large private organisation that provides community-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy to NHS patients.
In addition to my clinical role I prepare physiotherapy medico-legal reports on quantum and breach of duty. I understand my duties under the Civil Procedure Rules pertaining to expert witnesses and Part 35
I joined my current employer in 2010 as an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP) helping to develop a new musculoskeletal service in Lincolnshire. In 2012 I transferred within the organisation to Buckinghamshire and at the same time also worked in private practice in London as a spinal specialist treating neck and lower back conditions.
In 2014 I became Clinical Lead and in 2017 I was appointed Clinical Director and currently work as Consultant Physiotherapist in the musculoskeletal and physiotherapy service. The service treats all musculoskeletal disorders and accepts referrals from GP practice and directly from Orthopaedic consultants for post-operative rehabilitation.
I assess and treat a wide variety of complex musculoskeletal conditions. I am responsible for the ongoing development of the service, utilising specialised evidence-based clinical skills to ensure that patient pathways are evidenced-based, efficient, and effective. My advance skills in ultrasound imaging and injection therapy (including procedures that require high training and specialisation like Glenohumeral joint hydrodilatation, Tendon Calcification Barbotage (single clinician technique), Achilles tendon high volume stripping, Sacroiliac joint injections, and Suprascapular nerve blocks) mean that I work closely with the local Medical Director delivering injection clinics (including ultrasound guided). I am also closely involved in multidisciplinary meetings in secondary care in specialist areas of Pain, Orthopaedics, and Rheumatology.
I undertake clinical assessment of the most complex cases that enter our service and require a second opinion. I am responsible for authorising the referrals to special units like Neurology and Neurosurgery. My clinical responsibility extends to cover the services of three General Practitioners and one Orthopaedic Consultant. Working alongside pain management and Orthopaedic specialists I am responsible for running a twice-monthly foot and ankle clinic and the spinal and pain multidisciplinary team clinics.
Currently, I am leading a new research project in our service, testing the effectiveness of physiotherapy on frozen shoulder, Subacromial Pain Syndrome, Knee, and Hip OA.
I attend regular training updates and seminars in order to maintain and progress my professional development.I was awarded ‘Allied Health Professional of the Year 2019’ in the Health Care Awards.
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