Donna Wicks is a highly specialised children’s physiotherapist who has more than 10 years of experience within this field, gaining advanced clinical reasoning skills within Paediatric Physiotherapy. Donna initially trained as an occupational therapist and later completed a two year masters in physiotherapy at the University of Brighton which allowed her to be registered and licensed as both.
Donna's experience includes working in a large NHS London Hospital, within a number of different setting from NICU to wards to outpatients, through these experience she has gained broad experience working with 0-16 year old with neurological, neurodevelopmental, orthopedic and respiratory issues just to name a few. Donna also spent two seasons working with the Academy players at Arsenal Football Club before moving to the Middle East in 2013.
Donna believes in multi-disciplinary teamwork for holistic development of the child and feels that parent education and support in understanding their child and their needs is crucial for child progression and development. Donna is such a strong advocate for making sure children get the correct access to services they require she is also a clinical case coordinator within Neuropedia. Her background, knowledge and interpersonal skills allows her to work with families ensuring every child is given every opportunity to reach their full potential.
Donna is a founding member of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy conference working in conjunction with the Middle Eastern Orthopedic Society as continued professional development is essential to maintain high clinical standards. She has attended many post graduate training courses including gait analysis and orthotic provision, neurodevelopmental treatment and movement disorder and has also lectured nationally and internationally at several conferences in both the UK and the Middle East.
Donna remains to be a UK licensed physiotherapist and is a member of the Charter Society of Physiotherapy.