About Melanie Parker

Aspire Physio was established in 2008 by Melanie Parker, a Chartered Physiotherapist, with over 15 years experience of working in the NHS. I specialise in physiotherapy for neurological conditions and general rehabilitation to improve mobility and function.

My aim is to give people the opportunity of having control over their physical well-being and have fast, direct access to an experienced, local physiotherapist at a time when they need it. Delays in receiving physiotherapy can have a significant affect on recovery of mobility and function. Time is of the essence if you have had a stroke or a relapse due to multiple sclerosis, or you have lost confidence after a fall.

Having worked as a community physiotherapist in Derby for seven years I have developed knowledge and connections with the local health and social care sector, enabling me to advise people of local services or equipment that may be of help.

I have a special interest in physiotherapy provision and training in care homes. I believe in supporting clients to reach their full physical potential and improve the quality of care they receive. My bespoke in-house training can help care homes to improve their standards of care provision by developing carers’ level of skills and knowledge in moving and handling, care handling and care for neurological clients.

Qualifications and registrations:

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy – Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham, 1990
  • Masters degree in Rehabilitation – Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, 2006 (dissertation in Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology
  • Currently training for a teaching qualification –‘Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector’
  • Criminal records bureau checked

Where is Physiotherapy Provided?

Aspire Physio is based in Derby but provides physiotherapy and training to the surrounding areas in the east midlands. I travel direct to see you in your home or care home.

With Aspire Physio you can refer yourself directly to me and so avoid delays through awaiting referrals or being on a waiting list. However, referrals are also accepted from GP’s, consultants, other health professionals, care homes and social care organisations.

Physiotherapy assessment and treatment is provided direct to you in your home or care home, allowing treatment to be tailored to your needs and environment. On the first assessment I will ask you questions about your medical history and carry out a physical examination. We can then discuss the findings, your needs and set realistic goals. At this stage you do not have to commit to further treatment. Also, if I don’t think I can help, I will try to direct you to other services that may assist you.