The Stroke and Neurological Clinic was formed by Nikki Penny to provide specialist physiotherapy rehabilitation to people who suffer from a neurological condition. Nikki graduated in 1990 with a BSc in Physiotherapy and has worked as a chartered state registered physiotherapist for the last 31 years
She quickly developed a passion for neurology and has worked in many neurological rehabilitation units within her NHS career such as Stoke Mandiville, Sussex Rehabilitation Centre and lastly became the clinical specialist at the Wolfson Neurological Unit, London.
Nikki has spent many years studying movement. She took an extensive interest in exploring the Bobath Concept of Treatment. She became Advance Bobath trained and enjoyed 7 years involved with the British Bobath Tutor Training Programme. She also realised the need for a balanced view and studied other concepts such as functional training, progressive resistance training, play, neuromuscular stimulation, use of orthotics in neurology and more recently the use of the treadmill for neurological gait training. Nikki is also actively involved in the teaching and performs lecture and workshops teaching therapists about movement and the treatment of movement problems.
In 2007 she founded Neurofit, a strength and conditioning programme designed for people with a neurological condition.
Neurofit was conceived when Nikki realised a lack in her clinical skill in relation to strength. She began extensive practical based research into all aspects of fitness principles and combined these aspects with a therapy knowledge of movement and the neurofit programme was born.