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PPIPS Committee Rrepresentative - Crystal Solomon Le Bars
File 184982 Crystal qualified as a physiotherapist at Bond University in Australia.  Her pathway into paediatrics started with an internship at the Royal North Shore in the paediatric department during the last 3 months of her degree.  After graduating, Crystal transitioned into the rural community setting working at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance as a paediatric therapist.  This year was one of the most challenging and rewarding years in her life, and was when she developed a keen interest for the assessment, treatment and management of children with complex neuro-disability. Venturing to England she continued on the paediatric path, entering the private sector as a locum at The Portland Hospital.  Wanting to expand her knowledge and clinical skills Crystal completed the 2 month Bobath training, and consequently went on to acquire a permanent post at The Portland.


Crystal has always valued education and has been a member of the APCP since arriving in England.  She found the APCP website to be accessible and interactive, often finding engaging topics and helpful information.  She is passionate about evidence-based practice and ensuring each child is receiving treatment of the highest standard.



PPIPS Committee Chair - Chris Smith

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Chris trained at Keele University and worked predominately in London within a broad range of paediatric specialities.  He moved out of London to settle with his wife and family in Essex. 


In 2010 Chris set up Kids Physio Works therapy centre providing rehabilitation for children and young people with brain injury in Essex and so represents the work of private practitioners working within a private company.


Chris has chaired the PPIPS Committee since its inauguration in 2016.  

PPIPS Committee Vice Chair - Michelle de Carle
File 200749 Michelle graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2005.  Michelle had an exceptional grounding experience as a junior Physiotherapist at Queens Medical Centre & Nottingham City Teaching Hospitals.  Her journey as a Physiotherapist then shifted into private practice in Sport Injury Physiotherapy Clinics, Private Hospitals and Professional & Podium level sports including Leicestershire County Cricket, Leicester Tigers and a variety of GB competing athletes at Olympic and Paralympic level.  Michelle academically underpinned her Sports Medical Team role as a Physiotherapist by completing a PG Cert in Sports Physiotherapy in 2009 at the University of Bath.  She then completed an MSc in Sport Injury Management & Therapy in 2012 at Sheffield Hallam, where her dissertation focused on the developing years from child to adult, in sport.  Michelle's experience has been a mixture of musculoskeletal and neurological Physiotherapy which enables her to treat with a varied skill set. After supporting the Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team during their Paraylimpic Leg, Michelle has focused her career back at the grass roots level of sport and is part of the Leicester City academy and development football Medical Team. Michelle also works from her private clinic servicing the Midlands, based in Leicester.
PPIPS Committee Secretary - Heather Angilley
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Heather has worked exclusively in paediatrics since 1977.  She left the NHS two years ago and now combines private work at home with overseas trips to less developed countries where she trains other.  She therefore represents overseas voluntary workers on the PPIPS committee.


She has previously held posts on both the APCP National Committee and the North East Regional Committee.

PPIPS Committee Treasurer - James Paterson
File 200775 James graduated from Cardiff University in 2011 and currently works as physiotherapist for an independent special school in Marylebone, London where he works as part of a small multi-disciplinary team providing in-school therapy and advice. He has an interest in working with the autistic and dyspraxic populations, and has a postgraduate certificate in Sensory Integration. He is passionate about improving the support and guidance for physiotherapists directly employed by independent schools.
PPIPS Committee Member - Alex Berry
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Alex graduated in 2006 from St Martins College, now the University of Cumbria. She then completed Band 5/6 rotations in Ayrshire and Arran.  Life then ventured to New Zealand where she worked as a sole practitioner in a rural community hospital.  While in New Zealand Alex also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science and Acupuncture and the Foundation Bobath Course. On return to Scotland, she continued to work within the community paediatric setting before securing the Lead Physiotherapy post at Capability Scotland.  Alex now works across two schools for children with complex additional needs and manages the physiotherapy provision to achieve optimum outcomes for children and young people.


Alex represents Scotland on the Committee. 

PPIPS Committee Member - Emma Boulter
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Emma studied physiotherapy at Cardiff University and after graduating she went on to complete a rotational post at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.  She now specialises in paediatrics and currently works for the Charity 'Scope' at Ingfield Manor School, a specialist Conductive Education setting in West Sussex, where she works with children with a range of neuro-motor impairments and complex needs.  Her role involves meeting the children's therapy needs within the school setting and encouraging the integration of physiotherapy into the daily routine and learning environment.  She has a particular interest in neuro-orthopaedic surgery and pain monitoring for children with complex needs. 


Emma represents the charity sector on the PPIPS Committee

PPIPS Committee Member - Wiz Chilton
File 185773 Wiz moved into paediatrics soon after qualifying from the Middlesex Hospital.  Having worked in the NHS prior to starting her family, she has worked in the private sector for many years including The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, multi disciplinary clinics, schools and children's homes.  She worked for a number of years for Scope in the assessment service and has done a fair amount of medico-legal work.  Wiz currently works in London in a multi-disciplinary clinic.

Her main reasons for joining the APCP PPIPS Committee is to support physiotherapists navigating the private sector, developing links between all areas delivering physiotherapy to children and particularly the NHS, as well as enabling independent practitioners access to essential training.

Wiz represents sole traders on the committee.

PPIPS Committe Member - Jo Fisher

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Jo has worked in the field paediatrics for over 25 year working in the NHS in a CDC unit, in the community and in schools/colleges.  Alongside this she worked as a case manager, a network therapist for the charity Whizz-Kidz and was part of the the pilot study for the Team Around the Child project with York University. 
She left the NHS in 2010 to focus on her independent therapy business and case management role, becoming an advanced member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM) in 2012.
She became a member of the PPIPS committee in 2016 as the ‘litigation’ member, as she has been a case manager since 2010 with experience of the litigation process supporting clients and therapists pre and post settlement.
PPIPS Committee Member - Noell Lamprou
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Noelle is te repsentative for Northen Ireland on the PPIPS Committee.


She has been a practising physiotherapist since 2009 after graduating from the University of Brighton.  She completed all her junior rotations in the NHS and then developed her skills and continued her professional development and career in Singapore.


She later returned to the UK, working in the NHS and then within education and healthcare.

I later, returned  to the UK and worked in the NHS before seeking a different role within education and healthcare. Striving for a role where I can continue to cultivate my therapy skills whilst also being at the forefront of technology and research.


For the last year and half Noelle has been working as a territory manager for the Tech range  for Leckey, now known as  the sister company, Vida.  Her role includes assessing, training and supporting therapists and carers to feel empowered and safe in the use of specific therapeutic equipment all around the UK and ROI.

PPIPS Committee Member - Debbie Trigg

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Debbie graduated from the University Of Hertfordshire in 1997 & has worked for over 15 years in paediatrics.  She has worked in both acute NHS & community settings in North East London. 
She now runs the Herts & Essex Therapy Clinic providing rehabilitation for children in Hertfordshire, North East London & West Essex.  Her special interests are children with neurological problems, movement disorders and complex needs.  She also works as a consultant to Andiamo, an orthotic company at the forefront of 3D scanning who aim to improve orthotics provision for children throughout the UK and worldwide.
Debbie represents industry on the PPIP's committee.


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