Our Guest Speaker Andrew Clements will be discussing his work spanning over 25 years with the NHS in Balance rehabilitation.
Mr. Andrew Clements MC SP Chartered Physiotherapist
As one of the leading experts in his field Andrews presentation will be very relevant to all balance sufferers
Also – Watch and Ask Questions Live using FaceBook Live
Andrew has kindly agreed to allow us to stream his presentation and Q&A session via FaceBook Live on our support group page
Andrew has worked for over 25 years as a physiotherapist, initially in Australia but he moved to England in 1993 to take up a specialist post at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Initially he was seeing difficult musculoskeletal problems but developed an interest in dizzy and off balance patients.
His interest in this area developed and he travelled to the USA to further his knowledge. He helped set up the Leicester Balance Centre initially as a pilot project, but then once its success spread he moved out of the physiotherapy department completely and now mainly sees ‘vestibular’ patients (dizziness and balance problems) at the Leicester Balance Centre and London Road Clinic. He has worked with the NHS Modernisation Agency to try and improve services for people with balance problems.
It was within the Balance Centre that he first really encountered Menieres Disease and its effect on peoples’ lives. Working with Peter Rea (and other ENT colleagues) provided the opportunity to link with the Menieres Society, and from that the chance to work as a Trustee with the society (he is currently in his 2nd term as a Trustee, having worked with the Menieres Society for nearly 10 years).
Andrew additionally runs his own private practice and also lectures at several Universities including Leicester, Coventry and De Montfort (across several specialities including medicine, audiology and physiotherapy). He enjoys speaking and has spoken at many meetings and has delivered keynote lectures at national (and international) conferences, as well as teaching on many Balance Courses. Andrew is also on the board of an American charity for Romanian children, where he does voluntary work as a physiotherapist at a children’s camp each summer.
Meeting Venue Information
Please note to cover the cost of drinks and all printed materials used in the meeting there is a voluntary contribution of £2, this is merely to try to cover actual costs
Leicester Race Course and their CEO Bob Bracken, have generously provided the facilities for our next group meeting. Not only does this have a large seating capacity, but also has provision of ample free parking, ground floor facilities with no stairs or steps to access the meeting suite. The Race Course is well signposted and situated on the outskirts of Leicester – Leicester Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL
Download a pdf with full directions to get to the racecourse and find our meeting room here Directions to Leicester Race Course Meeting Venue