Sarah Hounsome

Neurological Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from Edinburgh in 1989, and has since gone on to specialise in Neurological Physiotherapy. Sarah has gained widespread experience in a variety of acute and rehabilitation settings both within the UK and abroad. These roles have included Lead Clinician in the South Yorkshire Regional Head Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Sheffield and Lead Physiotherapist in the Stroke Rehabilitation Centre in Aberdeen.

Sarah has completed many post graduate courses linked to the management and treatment of the neurological patient including a period of study at University of Glasgow looking at clinical issues in stroke.
Sarah works within the Neurological Rehabilitation Team. Most recently she completed PD Warrior training which is an exercise based programme effective in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Exercise has long been recognised for its therapeutic benefits in maintaining mobility and function in neurological conditions such as PD with a growing body of research evidence to support this.

She carries out individual assessments and the treatment of patients within the clinic and also within the community. Sarah has a particular interest in head injuries, exercise based rehabilitation and hydrotherapy.
Sarah and Lynn together run NeuroPilates classes for clients with neurological or more complex needs, and run Stepahead Aberdeen’s after stroke exercise classes. Both classes take place at Aberdeen Sports Village.

Outside clinic Sarah is a keen swimmer. This is a slight understatement as she competed and medalled in the Commonwealth Games when she was younger.