Helen van Uem

Helen van Uem

Neurological Physiotherapist


Helen has 22 years of diverse patient care experience and over the last 15 years has specialised in providing physiotherapy care for patients who have:

  • Complex Rehabilitation Needs
  • Balance Problems
  • Brain Injury
  • Post Falls Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Needs – people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), coughing difficulties and tracheostomy.
  • Aquatic Therapy

Helen’s role at PhysioFunction.

Helen provides therapy sessions using a piece of rehabilitation technology called the Balance Tutor. The technology can help with a number of neurological conditions, muscular injury rehabilitation and balance control after experiencing a fall. Helen also provides advice and education that will help a client reduce their risk of falling.

In addition to Balance Tutor Sessions, Helen provides hands-on Respiratory Physiotherapy, self-care advice and treatment. She also provides guidance regarding the use of appropriate respiratory technology such as Cough Assist, Flutter and Suction.


Helen qualified from the University of Keele in 1996 and achieved a post-graduate diploma in Autonomous Healthcare Practice from Oxford Brookes University in 2003.

Helen is based at our PhysioFunction Spratton, Northamptonshire clinic.

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Acquired Brain Injury, Balance and Co-ordination Issues, Cerebral Palsy, Foot Drop and Walking Problems, Functional Neurological Disorder, Hydrotherapy, Lower Limb Rehabilitation, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Transverse Myelitis, Trips and Falls, Post Operation Rehabilitation

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