Dr Sophia Hulbert
Sophia is a Clinical Academic Advance Practice Physiotherapist working for both the University of Plymouth and the National Health Service and privately specialising in the rehabilitation of Parkinson’s and complex Neurological conditions.
Her academic work focuses on the role of physiotherapy and the performing arts for neurological conditions and frailty. More specifically her doctorate investigated the effects of ballroom and Latin American dancing for people with Parkinson’s and Post Doctoral studies included being the lead therapists in the world’s largest falls rehabilitation trial for Parkinson’s – PDSAFE.
Alongside her roles as a researcher and Physiotherapist Sophia is also the co-director of the successful ‘Parkinson’s Dance Science’ model delivered at Pavilion Dance Southwest. She trains and mentors Dance artists and Physiotherapists across the country.
Sophia has a dedication and passion for implementing novel and exciting research and rehabilitation into practice, presenting work nationally and internationally to scientific, health and artistic communities. She strives to better understand how the arts and rehabilitation sciences can combine to provide fulfilling experiences for people living with Parkinson’s.