Fiona Howells - Specialist Hand Therapist

Fiona Howells

Dip COT, SROT, BAHT
Specialist Hand Therapist

Specialities

Full range of rehabilitation techniques for orthopaedic and soft-tissue surgery and/or trauma.
Specialist interest complex soft-tissue trauma/reconstruction.

Current posts

Clinical Lead, Hand Therapy: Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Hand Therapy Specialist: Radius Clinic, Hove

Training and Qualifications

Qualified: 1987, London
British Association of Hand Therapist Accreditation:
Level 2 (1998): Splinting
Level 2 (2006): Acquired Conditions of the Hand
Level 2 (2008): Management of Traumatic Injuries
Level 3 (2010): Evidence Based Practice
Experience:
25 years as an occupational and hand therapist in the NHS.
Overseas Development Project experience.

Professional Interests

Local Service Development:
Initiated and developed the Hand Therapy service at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals over the past 15 years.
Teaching: Involved in the training of numerous junior hand therapists over the years.

Personal Interests

Fiona is married with 3 boys. She enjoys cycling, gym and jive with a keen interest in music and sports to keep up with her sons!