Who am I? Hilton-Bailey Childrens Physiotherapy is the practice of Sarah Hilton-Bailey.
Sarah is an experienced paediatric physiotherapist treating children from birth to 16 years and treat children with orthopaedic, neurological, development, movement, co-ordination, posture and respiratory conditions. For over 19 years Sarah has worked with children in acute teaching hospitals in Nottingham, Brighton and Auckland, New Zealand. She aims to treat within a familiar and relaxed environment, and endeavours to provide a programme of fun activities which will provide optimum function and development.
Sarah graduated from Leeds School of Physiotherapy in 1991. After having 2 years at Queens Medical Centre (QMC) as a rotational physiotherapist she chose paediatric physiotherapy as her speciality. She then got a promotion and for a further 3 years worked at QMC. This hospital is a large teaching hospital and is the regional centre for brain injury and cancer care, also having orthopaedic, rheumatology, neonatal medical services. Here Sarah gained a wide experience in all aspects of children’s physiotherapy.
With her family, she moved to New Zealand and successfully fulfilled a section leader's post in an Auckland hospital, where she developed their physiotherapy service and gained a wealth of knowledge in burns and plastics, neonates, rheumatology and general medicine.
Following Sarah's return to the UK she worked in the community environment and here she developed and consolidated her experience of children with neurological, developmental, respiratory (Cystic Fibrosis) and orthopaedic conditions. She worked in special nurseries and schools and worked closely with medical, other health professionals and educational staff.
Also during this time Sarah got married and now has two wonderful children which she says have been magical, rewarding and challenging. As a family they enjoy cycling, sailing and dog walking, having two full of life dogs, Lilly and Molly.
During her physiotherapy career Sarah has continued her professional development attending post graduate courses including the Brisbane Neonatal Course, postural management theory and practice, Paediatric Swiss Gym ball applications, Primitive reflex inhibition and proprioceptive sensory motor training and attending Paediatric and cystic fibrosis physiotherapist conferences.
Sarah continues to improve her awareness of equipment available attending both Naidex and Kidz in the middle exhibitions. She also has continues to maintain her safeguarding and Paediatric first aid knowledge.
Sarah is a chartered and state registered physiotherapist and member of Association of Pediatric Chartered Physiotherapists.