Wednesday 26th September


James Hargreaves Suite

Burnley Football Club,

Harry Potts Way,

Burnley, BB10 4BX

Karen Stevens (Lead Physiotherapist, STEPS Rehabilitation) and Chris Smith(Senior Associate, Stewarts) will discuss 'Amputee Rehabilitation: pain management, exploring the legal angles' at this conference/training event organised by EmSEVEN Ltd in support of BASIC- Brain and Spinal Injury Centre.

Based in Salford Manchester, BASIC aim to serve people recovering from acquired brain injury and spinal injury and their families.

Based in East Lancashire, EmSEVEN Ltdare a case management and occupational therapy service. For further information about their work and approach please see:

The event offers an opportunity for professional networking and to engage developments in contemporary practice within the field of personal injury/medical negligence. Coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon, along with lunch will give ample time for informal conversation and networking

The programme has drawn together a range of professionals who are scheduled to present an area of their expertise, which will help frame what promises to be a thought-provoking event. A certificate of attendance will also be provided on the day.

Attendance at the event is by ticket only, priced at £50 for all professionals and delegates. The proceeds will be given to BASIC to support their innovative work.

For further information and booking form, please contact Val Sparkes on 07967 400 138 or email


09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Coffee.

10:00 – 10.15 Introduction & welcome.
Val Sparkes (Case Manager/Occupational Therapist/Director, EmSEVEN Ltd.)

10.15– 10.45 Amputee Rehabilitation: pain management, exploring the legal angles.
Chris Smith (Senior Associate, Stewarts.)
Karen Stevens (Lead Physiotherapist, STEPS Rehabilitation.)

10.45 – 11.15 Recovery: Getting Personal?
Dr Tony Sparkes (Department of Social Work & Social Care, Bradford University. Clinical Governance EmSEVEN Ltd.)

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break.

11.30 – 12.15 An Introduction to BASIC & Virtual Reality Rehabilitation (to include case studies.)
Sylvia Moss (Neuro-physiotherapist, BASIC – Brain and Spinal Injury Centre.)
Wendy Edge (Psychotherapist/CEO, BASIC – Brain and Spinal Injury Centre.)

12.15 – 12.45 Sensory Processing Difficulties with Brain Injury.
Sarah Acres (Occupational Therapist/Director, Advance Occupational Therapy Ltd.)
Vickie Anderson (Occupational Therapist/Director, Advance Occupational Therapy Ltd.)

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45 – 14.15 Occupation, Meaning & Purpose
Katya Halsall (Vocational Consultant & Functional Evaluator/Director, Voc Rehab UK.)

14.15 – 14.45 Elective Amputation & Osseointegration of the Lower Limb & The LUKE Arm Prosthetic
James Gratton (Head of Personal Injury, E. Rex Makin & Co.)

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 15.30 Person-Centred Practice
Tom Ramsay (Orthotist/Director, Mint Rehab Ltd.)
Vicki Bateman (Prosthetist/Orthotist/Director, Mint Rehab Ltd.)
Gregg Stevenson (Physical Training Instructor, Mint Rehab Ltd.)

15.30 – 16.00pm The Importance of Good Record Keeping
Esther Gaudoin (Associate, Stewarts.)

16.00 – 16.15pm Summary & close.
Dr Tony Sparkes