Offering patients a broader range of treatments

For 30 years, Dorset Orthopaedic has prided itself on providing up to date, relevant and innovative patient care solutions for those living with disabilities and has expanded its range of services available to patients effective from August 2019.

Alison Neal joins the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) at the Midlands Clinic and brings a wealth of experience in Occupational Therapy to the clinic. Alison graduated from Derby University and developed a broad range of experience in physical and mental health before moving into community paediatrics for NHS when she spent seven years. A qualified member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists, Alison has worked as an Independent Occupational Therapist since 2010 and has her own successful practice. Her areas of expertise include children and young adults with a range of conditions. Alison also carries out independent assessments for special educational needs and disability tribunals.

Alison will team up with in-house physiotherapists, prosthetists and orthotists to ensure patients have an even greater experience with one of the UK’s leading providers of private patient prosthetic care. “I can’t wait to get started and supporting the team to enhance the care our patients receive at Dorset Orthopaedic”, says Alison. The whole team at Dorset Orthopaedic are extremely caring and professional and I believe that together we will make a real difference to our patients’ lives”.

Another new addition to the team in the Midlands Clinic is Dr. Rhodri Phillip OBE, who is currently the Clinical Director at DMRC Stanford Hall where he is responsible for all clinical activity throughout the unit. This activity includes dealing with complex trauma rehabilitation, ranging from spinal cord injury to multiple fractures and amputees. Rhodri’s experience in healthcare spans three decades and he’ll add significant value to patients going through their rehabilitation journey.

As well as providing patient care since 1995, Rhodri has also been involved in the teaching and development of junior and middle grade doctors, mentoring of consultant colleagues and has taught on various MSc courses.

Rhodri’s role at Dorset Orthopaedic will be a combination of clinical assessments as part of the existing MDT team, assisting with signposting medical treatment for individuals during their various stages of rehab. He’ll also be able to receive medical legal instructions from personal injury case managers and solicitors as part of his role with Dorset Orthopaedic.

“We are delighted to welcome these highly skilled professionals to the team at the Midlands clinic and very much look forward to working with both Alison and Rhodri in the years to come”.

Moose Baxter, Clinic Manager, Midlands Clinic.