Specialist MSK & Domicillary Physiotherapist
My name is Claire Maytham and I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1998 from the University of Hertfordshire. I am a member of the CSP and HPC. Since qualifying I have gained extensive experience in treating adult medical, surgical, neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal patients both in the NHS and private settings. For the last 2 years I have been working part time alongside the Synergy domiciliary service in a busy A&E and Clinical Assessment unit at a local district general hospital. I have gained valuable insight into the physical and social needs of patients when they return home from hospital and the challenges it presents.
My broad range of experience gained over the last 20 years enables me to treat a wide variety of conditions in both clinic and community settings. As hospital stays become shorter and community services fewer I aware there is a greater need for patients to be seen in a timely manner in their own environment. I am passionate about supporting these patients in their home in order to achieve their optimum level of independence, improve management of their condition and their quality of life.
As a former international athlete, I have had first-hand experience of the frustration’s athletes experience with injuries, but equally I understand these frustrations are not just limited to athletes. Losing your independence following an operation, diagnosis with a medical or neurological disease can affect confidence and self-esteem. Our domiciliary service aims to address this with patient focused goals and rehabilitation in your own environment
Whether it be a one-off assessment to identify the client’s transfer/mobility status/potential, or ongoing treatment sessions to help them regain their independence, I have the necessary skills and experience to help.
I have experience in the following areas
• Reduced mobility post illness/hospital stay
• Respiratory diseases e.g., COPD, bronchiectasis, dysfunctional breathing
• Cardiac conditions including post OP
• Post operation e.g., abdominal/thoracic surgery
• Post-operative hip/knee replacement
• Post spinal surgery
• Fractures following falls/accidents
This list is by no means exhaustive, and Claire would be happy discuss your needs with you.