Hobbs Rehabilitation provides a patient-centred neurorehabilitation service, including neuro physiotherapy for adults and children.
In 2005, neuro physiotherapists Helen Hobbs and Nicky Ellis set up Hobbs Rehabilitation and since then it has expanded rapidly offering an exceptional level of personalised skill and expertise. Now operating from 10 locations, Hobbs Rehabilitation provides a full range of rehabilitation services for neurological conditions, including Stroke, where the individual is placed at the centre of care.
The success of the service has been built creating a real sense of teamwork. All our centres are staffed by fully qualified, professional therapists who have a real passion for what they do and the difference they can make to people's lives.
The team of over 70 therapists includes:
- Neuro Physiotherapists
- Children's Physiotherapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language therapists
- Rehab assistants
- Consultants in Rehabilitation Medicine
Hobbs Rehabilitation has won several awards since 2005, the most recent being the SEHTA Partnership with the NHS Award.
We also were nominated for an Excellence Network Award by Parkinson’s UK, the largest charity funder of
research into Parkinson's in the UK.
Previously we won the Professional Excellence award from the Stroke Association's South Central region at the Life after Stroke Awards. Press Release
The Hobbs Rehabilitation name is recognised as a benchmark for clinical excellence in their field and aside from the impressive therapy provision our links with the CSP, NHS England and leading hospitals encourages a collaborative approach to the development of neurorehabilitation.
Hobbs is also at the forefront of neurotechnology, acting as the clinical lead for several prominent bodies and running national training courses for the LiteGait, the AlterG Bionic Leg and the Eksobionic Exoskeleton, presenting case studies and research internationally.
More about Helen Hobbs, co-founder of Hobbs Rehabilitation
Helen is a specialist neurological physiotherapist who trained at Guys where she met her friend and colleague Nicky Ellis, co-founder of Hobbs Rehabilitation. Her early years at Greenwich, Brook and Kings College Hospital saw her gain experience in acute neurosurgery, neurology and neurorehabilitation.
Her leadership and passion for teaching was put to good use with international scholarships and fellowships taking her to the USA and South Africa.
In the UK her career has included the specialist treatment of spinal injury and 4 years of the Bobath Tutor Training programme along with clinical development roles in the NHS and post graduate clinical training.
More about Nicky Ellis, co-founder of Hobbs Rehabilitation
Nicky is also a specialist neurological physiotherapist and after training at Guys her early years at the Radcliffe Infirmary included time at the Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre under the guidance of Dr Derek Wade. A move to Heatherwood Hospital, Ascot saw her specialise in neurology and after having her children, she did her return to work at Winchester Hospital. She then once again worked with Helen and found that the two of them had valuable experience and a passion for expanding the provision available alongside the NHS, so in 2005, together they founded Hobbs Rehabilitation. Nicky won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006 from the University of Winchester and this was swiflty followed by the Business Excellence Award in the same year and has set the scene for many more awards to follow for Hobbs Rehabilitation.