Your team

Your Dedicated Team of Professionals

Our specialist team of professionals will work together with you to identify and articulate your goals – and then will stay with you every step of the way thereafter. We see rehab as one, united team effort, working with you as the team leader to support you in meeting your goals.

Whether it’s maintenance and stabilisation that you need, outpatient input, or goal-focused inpatient rehab – the multidisciplinary team will work together to create a bespoke package, designed to meet your needs.

Askham Rehab Team

YOUR THERAPISTS

Sara Neaves

Sara Neaves

Clinical Lead & Physiotherapist

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Sara qualified from University of Hertfordshire in 2006.  She completed her junior rotations in the community which developed her assessment and treatment skills and initiated her interest in neurology.

Sara returned to Addenbrookes in 2008 for her senior in-patient rotations, further specialising in neurology and respiratory.  Sara gained qualifications in teaching and took up a training and development post before leaving to become a private practitioner.

Sara joined Askham in 2015 as a locum but enjoyed working and developing the service at Askham that took up the post of Clinical Lead in 2018.  Sara has continued to work hard and develop the therapy team at Askham.

Sara continues to enjoy education and development and has undertaken many courses, including aquatic therapy accreditation and leadership courses.

Sara has two young children and has a love for being outdoors, reading and wine.

Jonathan Hutchins

Jonathan Hutchins

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Jonathan Hutchins is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience, and works with us at Askham Rehab to support clients with brain injury and neurological rehabilitation. We are very privileged to have his support and expertise on board.

Jo Ellis

Jo Ellis

Speech & Language Therapist

Caroline Stoneham

Caroline Stoneham

Physiotherapist

Victoria Holness-Waud

Victoria Holness-Waud

Occupational Therapist

Bethany Miller

Bethany Miller

Occupational Therapist

Louise Patchett

Louise Patchett

Occupational Therapist

GOVERNANCE AND NURSING

Luke Cook

Luke Cook

Head of Rehab Nursing

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Luke is a registered nurse who has worked in all levels and areas within care.

Luke’s nursing career began in the British Army where he worked in a number of unique and challenging environments.  During Luke’s time in the British he worked in; Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Defence Military Group – Frimley Park, Deference Military Rehabilitation Centre – Headley Court, and 2 Medical Regiment.  Along with providing expeditionary medicine overseas.

Luke found a passion for Neurological Rehabilitation when working at DMRC, Headley Court.
Luke quickly took to this area of care, became the Lead Neuro Nurse working with all the sailors, soldiers and airmen.

Luke left the Army in September 2018, looking for geographic security and what he describes as a “normal life”.

A “Normal life” for Luke was working as the Home Manager of a large care provider along with fathering twins.

Luke is currently participating as a co-applicant on a NIHR Public Health Research Programme, advising from a care home context RE: Interventions to Improve the Uptake of the Influenza Vaccination. The project is titled FluCare: Evaluating a complex intervention to increase care home staff influenza vaccination rates.

Sara Neaves

Sara Neaves

Clinical Lead & Physiotherapist

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Sara qualified from University of Hertfordshire in 2006.  She completed her junior rotations in the community which developed her assessment and treatment skills and initiated her interest in neurology.

Sara returned to Addenbrookes in 2008 for her senior in-patient rotations, further specialising in neurology and respiratory.  Sara gained qualifications in teaching and took up a training and development post before leaving to become a private practitioner.

Sara joined Askham in 2015 as a locum but enjoyed working and developing the service at Askham that took up the post of Clinical Lead in 2018.  Sara has continued to work hard and develop the therapy team at Askham.

Sara continues to enjoy education and development and has undertaken many courses, including aquatic therapy accreditation and leadership courses.

Sara has two young children and has a love for being outdoors, reading and wine.

Bev Contaoi

Bev Contaoi

Lead Nurse

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Bev looks after a complex set of residents. Focussing on the role of the family in supporting patients to progress towards their goals, Bev positively encourages staff to support when family are not present, motivating residents to follow through on their rehabilitation.

Marilyn Godwin

Marilyn Godwin

Lead Nurse

REHAB ASSISTANTS

Alongside our core team, we also have a specialist team of trained, motivating assistants to support all aspects of your rehabilitation journey.

Would you like to join the Askham Rehab team?

If you would like to learn more about the work we do at Askham Rehab, and find out about working with us, simply drop us a message below.

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