Laura Rowell

Ms Laura Rowell

Rehabilitation Case Manager & Neurological Physiotherapist

Medico-Legal Experience

With a long interest in the medico-legal side of neurorehabilitation, Laura began working with NRC Medical Experts in 2022.

A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Medico-Legal Association for Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP), Laura is actively undertaking a range of instructions for claimant and defendant solicitors supporting claimants with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and complex neuro disabilities.

Clinical Experience

Laura Rowell is an independent expert witness & a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurorehabilitation.

With extensive knowledge of working with spinal cord injury patients, mental health, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) patients, Laura has an advanced understanding of complex neurological, physical and mental health conditions with extensive assessment and rehabilitation skills.

After qualifying in 2011 with a BSc (Hons) in physiotherapy, Laura worked as a physiotherapist across a range of NHS Trusts including the orthopaedic and neurological wards of the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle Upon Tyne and with private providers across the North East of England. Whilst working at the RVI, Laura began working with the neurosurgery team, led by Prof Mendelow and joined a research project looking into lower back disc protrusion, this research paper has just been published.

After gaining valuable clinical skills during this time, Laura took a clinical leadership and mentoring role in the Department of Work and Pensions before returning to the NHS in 2018.

Working as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Laura took the lead on a project to establish and structure a mental health physiotherapy provision across a 154-bed hospital and seven inpatient wards in a new role for the Trust. Going on to then recruit another four physiotherapists to the project, this previously overlooked area of mental health rehabilitation had a life-changing impact on a range of individuals living with mental health conditions as a result of physical health injury.

In 2021, Laura began seeing traumatic brain injury patients privately under her organisation, Back2Life Physiotherapy and developed her Case Management skills with a leading independent provider. Since 2022, Laura has specialised in providing functional physiotherapy for individuals with complex disabilities – a one-to-one bespoke approach which sees physiotherapy input driven by the goals and desired outcomes of the individuals – and her medico-legal practice.

Memberships of Professional Bodies

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Registered: 088579
  • Health and Care Professions Council: Registered: PH 97635
  • British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers (BABICM)

Further information

Download Laura’s CV to learn more about her background, research publications, qualifications and more.