The Nikki Penny 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 32 years. She quickly developed a passion for neurology and has worked in many neurological rehabilitation units within her NHS career such as Stoke Mandeville, 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 Advanced Bobath trained and enjoyed 7 years involved with the British Bobath Tutor Training Programme. She was also actively involved in teaching and performing lectures and workshops teaching therapists about movement and the treatment of movement problems.
In 2007 she founded Neuro Fit, a strength and conditioning programme designed for people with a neurological condition. Neuro Fit was conceived when Nikki realised a lack in her clinical skill set in relation to strength. She began extensive practice based research into all aspects of fitness principles. She met and worked with experts in the field of functional training . She challenged her knowledge of exercise prescription and its role in the neurological rehabilitation world. Nikki also began to the realise the importance to play and its key to physical, mental and social well being. She combined these new aspects with a therapy knowledge of movement and the Neuro Fit programme was born.
The Neuro Fit model underpins the clinical ethos that exists in her practice today and it has been developed into a live and digital course for therapists.
Outside of her work life, Nikki enjoys a busy life with her four boys and Marjorie the dog.