Karen Saunders

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Saunders is a clinically practising neuro-physiotherapist, who also works as a Consultant Research Fellow for East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Karen has over 20 years clinical experience of working with people who have neurological conditions to enable them to achieve their optimal rehabilitation potential. Karen has presented her own clinical patient case studies at World Congress meetings in Chile, Argentina, India and Paris.
Alongside of clinical practice, Karen works on a range of clinical research projects and is Co-investigator for the robotic balance trial for people with MS, supporting Dr Mohamed Sakel. She was recently interviewed by BBC SE TV and This Morning Show (ITV) about the trial.
Karen is an active Committee member for R & I and Kent Brain Injury Forum Charity.
She is qualified in Qualitative Research (Oxford University) and has received awards for Clinical Leadership (NHS England) and Research & Innovation (EKHUFT).


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Clinical trials using Robotics for mobility rehabilitation

As Co-Investigator of these trials, Karen will present and discuss postural alignment and abdominal

muscle strengthening aspects, with reference to the balance intervention program used in the trial. Qualitative research data on the experiences of participants will also be presented and discussed.


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    Dr Elizabeth Iveson
    Lives On Medical

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  • Dr. Stephen Barabas: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Dr. Stephen Barabas
    K-Laser UK Ltd

    Class IV Therapy Laser for Neurorehabilitation and Pain Management

  • Professor Barbara A Wilson OBE: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Professor Barbara A Wilson OBE
    The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Rehabilitation

    Supporting Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury

  • Ali Mazaheri: Speaking at the European Neurological Convention

    Ali Mazaheri
    Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham

    EEG oscillations during word processing can predict vulnerability to Alzheimer’s disease”