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The Team < Fiona Hever


MSc MCSP – Advanced Physiotherapist

Graduating in BSc Hons physiotherapy from Manchester Metropolitan in 2007, Fiona now joins Shepherd’s Health as Physiotherapist, specialising in vestibular therapy.

Fiona Hever

Fiona started her vestibular journey back in 2012 with courses on peripheral dysfunctions and central and peripheral disorders. In 2015, she completed her first JEMS course which has brought all of her learning together and provided the insight and research to allow this holistic style of treating to be evidence-based in clinical reasoning. Fiona has gone on to complete level 2 and will complete Levels 3 and 4 in the next 2 years. Alongside specific assessment of joint mobility and strength, soft tissue treatments, mobilisations, advice on pain management and strategies to bring patients back to their previous function, she mainly uses this JEMS form of assessment and treatment with her patients.

In 2016, Fiona attended the advanced balance course with leads in the field from America including Neil Shepard, Ronald Tusa and Richard Clendaniel. She works closely with ENT and neurology consultants as well as various counsellors.  

Fiona has worked in the private sector at Spire Hartswood hospital since October 2010, with an interest in complex presentations of pain, including chronic pain with MSK disorders. Fiona has also completed an orthopaedic medicine diploma course in Peripheral and Spinal modules.

She has studied many courses over the last 9 years including Thoracic outlet, cervical spine works across the NHS and private sector and offers assessment and treatment of a wide range of conditions with a particular interest in spinal pain, knee and shoulder disorders. She has broad experience in assessing persistent or complex presentations.

After graduating, Fiona volunteered in Nepal for 3 months working as a physiotherapist across a variety of disorders in a children's day centre, providing much-needed physiotherapy treatment to disadvantaged children.