Elizabeth Palmer GradDipPhys MSc MCSP

Owner of Park Physiotherapy – Qualified from Guys Hospital in 1979. She has worked in hospitals in Norwich and Cape Town returning to England to work in the NHS community setting before starting in private practice in Dereham in 1990. From 1992 Elizabeth worked privately from Hingham GP surgery and also started Park Physiotherapy at Weston Park in 1998. In 2012 the practice was moved from Weston Park to the purpose built clinic at Leys Farm where she lives with her husband.Leys Farm is a working farm and more details can be found here http://www.parkphysiotherapy.co.uk/barns/. Over the years the practice has grown from strength to strength “I have concentrated on developing a practice which provides high quality physiotherapy treatment using experienced physiotherapists who are specialists in their field.”

  • Acute and chronic spinal pain and pelvic dysfunction
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Cervicogenic Headaches and Migraines including Tinnitus
  • Acute and chronic overuse Sports
  • Injuries especially achilles tendon problems
  • Using Acupuncture to supplement traditional Physiotherapy Skills
  • Occupational Health / Work Station set-up
Gemma Barnes BSc(Hons) MSc MCSP MPOGP

Gemma graduated from King’s College, London in 2004 and has worked in the NHS at various locations in the South-East of England. Gemma has a special interest in Women’s and Men’s Health, which includes; musculoskeletal problems during pregnancy and after childbirth, bladder and bowel incontinence and pelvic pain disorders. She has worked at a specialist level within Women’s and Men’s health and in the last three years has been a Specialist Physiotherapist in a “Pelvic Floor” unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. She currently works two days a week as a Women’s Health Physiotherapist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Gemma has a Post Graduate Certificate in Continence Physiotherapy and an MSc in Advanced Musculoskeletal Research and Practice. Her final dissertation was on the risk factors for ongoing pregnancy related low back pain and pelvic girdle pain after birth. Gemma has a keen interest in carrying out further research into all aspects of women’s and men’s health.

  • Pelvic Girdle Pain and Low Back Pain in pregnancy
  • Rectus Abdominus Divarication after pregnancy
  • Musculo-skeletal complaints during the child-bearing years
  • Pelvic Floor and abdominal muscle weakness after child-birth
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence in men and women
Claire Emerson MSc MCSP

Claire graduated from UEA in 2007 with a pre-registration Masters degree in Physiotherapy having a previous BSc degree in Biology from the University of Arizona in 2002.

Claire began her career in physiotherapy in 2005 where she began working within an inpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy team, treating patients recovering post operatively from feet, knee (arthroscopy; ACL repair; uni and total knee replacement), hip, back (decompression and fusion), neck , women’s health (hysterectomy, prolapse repair), shoulder (slap lesions, rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder replacements, MUA for frozen shoulders and debridements/wash outs) and bowel surgery or patients recovering from neurological conditions.

  • Sports injuries especially running injuries
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery
  • Spinal Pain
  • Rehabilitation following pain and injury
  • Clinical Pilates
Anna Holmes BSc(Hons) MCSP


  • Sports medicine
  • Running , triathlon, horse riding and ski injuries
  • Trauma, fracture and orthopaedics
  • Pilates and functional exercise rehabilitation for low back pain
  • Pregnancy related pain
Nicola Vineyard MCSP

Nicola Vineyard qualified at Pinderfields College, Wakefield, West Yorkshire in 1985. After working in Mundesley Rehabilitation Hospital in Norfolk for a time, she moved back to her home in Essex.
She then started work in the East London area working for the NHS at Newham General Hospital and Barking Hospital. Here she gained a sound knowledge of all aspects of physiotherapy both inpatient and outpatients She also worked in the London Chest Hospital for a short period of time being involved with all respiratory treatments including post cardio thoracic surgery rehab.

  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash injury
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Rehabilitation post injury and surger
  • Spinal Injury
Lorraine Neale BSc(Hons) MCSP

Lorraine qualified at Nottingham University in 1993 with a 2:1 Honours degree in Physiotherapy. She has worked in many physiotherapy roles in the NHS, Occupational Health, Private Hospitals, Sports Injury clinics and also for the MOD.
Her varied career within musculoskeletal physiotherapy means she has a wealth of knowledge in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries and their rehabilitation. She prefers to work holistically to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.

  • Acupuncture

Treatments with a Chartered Physiotherapist are recognised by private medical insurance companies. Please check with your insurer. Park Physiotherapy is recognised by all the major Medical Insurance Companies. We take medico-legal referrals for treatment following accidents Please contact us for details of this.

Park Physiotherapy, Leys Farm, Hockering, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3JE
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