About us

Meet the Silver Physio team.

Silver Physio

About Silver Physio

We know that coping with pain and injury can be stressful. Our friendly and professional staff will help put you at ease. All of our practitioners are highly qualified, insured and, where applicable, are members of approved professional bodies including the Health Professional Council and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Please find our team below:

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Daniella Silver - BSc, PGc, MCSP, ACPIN, AACP Domiciliary care, Pilates, neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions

Daniella graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, with a BSc in Physiotherapy in 2003. After graduating, she opened up a community clinic in Johannesburg establishing and promoting physiotherapy services at a primary care level.

Since arriving in the UK at the beginning of 2005, she has set up and run the physiotherapy department for a private healthcare company. This included providing private rehabilitation and respiratory physiotherapy treatment to people with complex neurological and orthopaedic conditions including multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, and post-operative care. In 2009, Daniella gained a PGc in '24 hour postural management of complex disabilities in adults and children' through Oxford Brookes University. She is currently in the process of finishing her master's degree in Physiotherapy through Coventry University. She has a vast array of knowledge in Botox administration, wheelchair assessments, Functional Electrical Stimulation and splinting and is a registered member of ACPIN.

Daniella has also worked in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy at a NHS GP surgery for 7 years. Here she has treated conditions relating to the back, neck, shoulder, knee, and elbow, as well as post-operative rehabilitation. She has experience in Pilates and is a registered AACP acupuncturist.

Daniella works closely with her clients and their families, as well as other healthcare professionals, to provide holistic treatment in order to achieve maximum functional results.

Since 2012, Daniella has been with Radlett Physiotherapy Ltd. treating people in their own environments.

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Rebecca Childs BSc, MCSP, ACPIN Stroke and neurological rehabilitation

Rebecca Childs graduated as a chartered Physiotherapist from The University of Manchester in 2003. As a Rotational Junior Physiotherapist she worked at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge and later went on to specialise as a Senior Neuro Physiotherapist in the specialist Neuroscience department at the hospital. Rebecca's role involved working in the Neuro Critical Care Unit, Acute Inpatient Neurology and Neurosurgery Department, and on the Lewin Stroke and Head Injury Rehabilitation Unit. She thoroughly enjoyed this post and gained extensive experience in the assessment and management ofpatients with complex neurological needs e.g. Stroke, Head Injury, MS, Parkinson's Disease, Brain and Spinal Tumours and MND.

Rebecca relocated back to Radlett in 2005 and started work at the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. It was during her role in this job that she developed a specialist interest in the rehabilitation of patients following Stroke. Following a three month worldwide travelling stint Rebecca took up a six month contract in Bristol to continue working in her chosen speciality of Stroke. She gained excellent experience covering a split post between Inpatient and Community based Stroke Rehabilitation. In the community she enjoyed treating patients in their own homes and helping them to reach their goals through integration into the community (e.g. goals around returning to work, the gym or using public transport.

Family and friends prompted the decision for Rebecca to once again return to live back in Radlett and she started work for the Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Hospitals Trust in April 2008. This position offered the opportunity to consolidate her physiotherapy skills in the field of Neurology in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Rebecca takes her Continuing Professional Development very seriously and has gained extensive experience in the complex management of spasticity.

In January 2010 Rebecca was promoted to the position of Team Lead of the Neurology Physiotherapy Service at Chase Farm Hospital. She leads a successful Physiotherapy team in the management of all inpatient neurological patients. Rebecca is greatly involved in the development of the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and as part of her role she is involved in representing thehospital Stroke Rehab services at regional meetings and training sessions. She continues to enjoy this post to date.

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Laura Maleh BMedSci, BSci, MCSP, ACPIVR Elderly rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation

Laura graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a BMedSci in Health and Human Sciences. Laura then completed her BSc in Physiotherapy at King's College London in 2010.

Laura started her career as a junior physiotherapist at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, where she completed her respiratory rotation. She then went on to work at Homerton University Hospital where she has completed rotations in orthopaedics, neurology, women's health, respiratory and community care. Laura currently works at Homerton University Hospital as a senior physiotherapist in elderly care and vestibular rehabilitation.

Laura has a strong interest in vestibular rehabilitation and has attended specialist courses in the management of the dizzy patient. She is a member of the specialist interest group for vestibular rehabilitation and helps lead the vestibular service at the Homerton University Hospital.

Laura works closely with her clients and their families in providing the best possible service to help rehabilitate people in their home environment.

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Adia Lotz BSc, MCSP Domiciliary care, Respiratory, Elderly rehab, Neurological and Orthopaedic conditions

Adia graduated from the University of the Free State in South Africa in 2000 with a BSc in Physiotherapy. Adia started her career in 2 teaching hospitals in South Africa as a rotational junior. She started working in private practices on a locum basis.

Adia moved to London in 2003 and worked as a locum in various NHS organisations. She took a permanent role as senior Physiotherapist in Whipps Cross Hospital in the Community service. It was during this role when she set up and started a Pulmonary rehabilitation service in Waltham Forest. Adia has won an Innovation award for setting up this service in 2008.

She also helped to develop equipment prescription services in the borough and was able to secure funding for specialized equipment for a number of patients.

Adia was seconded to a managerial role in 2012 to manage a Respiratory Team in Royal London and Mile End Hospitals.

Adia has worked in a private hospital where she gained more experience in oncology and palliative care. This gave her the opportunity to facilitate and plan discharges that were tailored to the needs of each patient.

Having worked as a locum since 2013, Adia has gained experience in several areas which include elderly rehab and falls prevention, post operative conditions, MSK, MS, Parkinson’s Disease and many other conditions. She helped to set up a rapid response from A&E service to reduce hospital admissions.

Adia enjoys working with patients in their own home environment. She believes in maximizing potential and improving function using various methods and practical approaches. She values working with families and carers to optimize each patient’s rehab and works closely with other healthcare professionals.

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Natalie Hilliard - BSc, MCSP Domiciliary care, Elderly Rehabilitation, Neurological, Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal conditions

Natalie graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 2005. Prior to this she graduated with a BSc Hons in Sports Science from Brunel University. After graduating from her Physiotherapy degree, Natalie worked in complex neurology, treating patients with traumatic head injury and spinal cord injury, as well as treating patients with long term neurological conditions such as MS, ME and Parkinsons Disease. During this time, she also treated patients with respiratory conditions and orthopaedic conditions and completed many courses, such as the Bobath concept.

For most of her career, Natalie led the therapy service in a large Specialist Nursing Home, managing therapy services for a varied case load including patients with complex neurological conditions, orthopaedic/post-operative needs and elderly patients who required rehabilitation. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience managing patients in minimally conscious states and those who require long-termtracheostomies and/or ventilators.

For the last 3 years of Natalie’s career, she has specialised in an approach called Myofascial Release. This approach is effective in the treatment/management of musculoskeletal pain, such as low back pain, shoulder pain and neck pain, as well as sporting injuries and orthopaedic conditions. This gentle treatment approach also helps improve function for patients with neurological conditions.

Natalie has been seeing patients in their own homes for most of her career and believes in working together with the patient and family and/or carers in order to maximise potential.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 020 3637 8988, or email us at office@silverphysio.co.uk.