Paediatric Physiotherapist Gemma Rous specialises in physiotherapy for children throughout North Devon
Gemma qualified in 2007 from Brunel University, London and has gained broad experience working in a wide variety of paediatric posts, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. She has worked in a number of environments across private practice, schools, charities and client’s homes. She has also been involved in the development of healthcare service provision within special needs educational settings both in London, Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Kampala ( Uganda).
Gemma has a clinical interest in early intervention and treating neurodevelopment/ Neurological conditions in the growing child.
In order to develop her skill set she has partaken in a number of differ post-graduate courses. The most influencing to her therapeutic practice being the Bobath foundation course and level 3 specialist peadiatrics Kinesio taping.
Within therapy there are many transitional skills and she will also treats adults in the community, using her neurological skills set and understanding of the body.
She enjoys working with children of all ages & abilities.
Having competed at international level in sport, (and being on the receiving hand of many a therapy session) she understands the frustrations and can empathize with young athletes on the road to recovery. She enjoys the challenge of being creative in rehab to support their return to sport.
Alongside her private work, Gemma currently works for the community paediatric team in North Devon, providing assessment treatment for the 0-19 age group. Her clinical caseload includes children with both neurological and orthopaedic conditions and she has extensive assessment, treatment and management skills.
Having grown up in another area of Devon, Gemma moved back to the county in 2016, she currently lives in Ilfracombe with her family.