Jennifer’s Role as a Spine ESP. What on earth is an ESP?


Jennifer is the Owner of Quay Kinetics Physio & Sports Injury clinic, and combines this role as a Private Musculoskeletal Physio with her role as an ESP in the NHS.
Extended Scope Physiotherapists (ESP’s) are physiotherapists working at a high level of expertise and have extended their practice and skills in musculoskeletal medicine. ESP’s provide a high degree of skill in assessing patients and have advanced clinical reasoning skills.
Typically, a range of investigations can be ordered by the ESP to help with the diagnosis and management of a patient. These investigations can include Blood tests, X-rays, MRI scans, Ultrasound scans and some other selected tests. The clinicians are able to act on the findings of these tests and will invariably have close working relationships with Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeons, Radiology and other Secondary Care colleagues. Jennifer currently works as a Spine ESP for Mr Mike Hutton at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.
ESP’s have a broad knowledge of both the conservative and surgical options that may benefit a patient in the management of their condition. This enables them to have a wide-ranging discussion with the patient to help inform and advise them of the available options, most appropriate next step in their treatment, and likely outcomes.
Patients and GP’s have demonstrated high levels of satisfaction with Extended Scope Practitioners services across all variables measured. The benefit to the patient is enormous!
With the specialist spinal knowledge, Jennifer can also safely rehab you following any spinal surgery you may have had. So whether you have undergone a Microdiscectomy, or an ACDF, or indeed lumbar spinal fusion, you can be sure that we have the skills to aid your recovery after your operation.
If you would like an appointment to help deal with your back or neck pain, then contact us today and let us help you!