Mrs Nicki Cliff
Physiotherapist based at Spire Murrayfield Hospital
I qualified in 1996 from Coventry University and undertook initial postgraduate training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. I moved to Scotland in 2003 and worked in NHS Lothian for five years. It was here I gained an interest in hand therapy and brought these skills to Spire in 2008.
I have developed the hand therapy service working closely with operating surgeons enabling onward referrals as required. I see a variety of conditions; trauma, arthritis related and post-operative rehabilitation and am particularly interested in mechanical wrist pain and base of thumb arthritis.
I have skills in thermoplastic ‘made to measure’ splinting, an integral skill in hand therapy. I am currently working towards accreditation as a Hand Therapist with the British Association of Hand Therapists and am currently undertaking a piece of research on wrist movement.
In addition to my hand interests I regularly treat all areas of the body. I am APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) trained to instruct physio lead Pilates classes and currently take two classes per week aimed primarily at those who have musculoskeletal spinal issues be it postural, degenerative or post-operative.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Nicki Cliff at Spire include: