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Debbi Rowley


Debbi is the Advanced Physiotherapist in acute neurosciences and is the physiotherapy lead for oncology and haematology services. Debbi works with these children as inpatients/outpatients and within the community setting, providing specialist assessment and treatment regimes.
Debbi has recently joined the Neuro-spinal clinic team, where she will be providing specialist advice for families and their local physiotherapy services for any child attending the combined spinal clinic. Debbi has a specialist interest in spinal rehabilitation and is hoping to continue to develop this service as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Debbi has been asked by the Department of Health to be on the National Allied Health Professional Clinical Database. This is a database of the most eminent individuals in their fields who carry a clinical caseload.

Qualifications and training

Qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in July 2001 with BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy. Initially worked at Barnsley District General Hospital until 2003, then did numerous short term adult neurology jobs followed by a volunteer post in India before beginning work at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in August 2004.

Since 2009 Debbi has held her current role as an Advanced Physiotherapist in Neuro-Oncology. Attended many postgraduate courses and completed a masters level module in integrated paediatric practice in February 2009.


Physiotherapy Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) in Children – Poster Presentation at APCP Conference November 2012

Bayleys III assessments as part of the Enobia European trial, 2010.

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