Beth Thornton, Physiotherapist

Beth qualified as a physiotherapist from Bradford University in 2008, where she achieved first class honours and received a prestigious award for the highest mark in her graduating year. During her studies Beth organised to spend a month working with physiotherapists in Thailand at an orphanage for disabled children. This was a very special and rewarding experience for Beth, of which she still has fond memories.

At the beginning of her career Beth worked at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, gaining experience in the core areas of physiotherapy as a rotational physiotherapist.


Beth then relocated to East Anglia to be close to her family in Suffolk and began work at Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust, where she developed her specialist rehabilitation skills further. Since qualifying Beth has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in a broad range of specialties but her special interests lie within neurological and older person rehabilitation. Beth has most recently completed a course on Spasticity Management at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and attended the Adult CP Hub charity conference to further complement her skillset working with adults with a wide range of neurological conditions. Beth has completed a course in adapted Tai Chi exercises which she uses to compliment her more traditional physiotherapy techniques.

Beth is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), AGILE (professional network for physiotherapists working with older people), ACPIN (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology), ATACP (Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Outside of work Beth enjoys spending time with her family and is a keen netball player and runner.