Physiotherapists Included in Queen's New Year's Honours List
Three physiotherapists have been honoured by the Queen in her 2017 New Year Honours list.
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Physiotherapists Vicki Goodwin, Alun Morgan and Anne Dickens were included among the 1,197 people honoured for their services to the country.
Goodwin, a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter, was recognised for her services to physiotherapy by being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Alongside her research team, she had previously won at the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards for developing the 'Direct Access' patient-initiated clinic system at Derrisford Hospital, Plymouth.
Morgan, who is assistant director of therapies and health science at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, was made an MBE in recognition of services to physiotherapy in Wales.
A specialist in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuro and stroke rehabilitation, Goodwin had previously received an award a fellowship from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists for his work across Wales and the UK.
The final MBE went to Dickins, a Paralympic canoeist who has her own private physiotherapy clinic in Oxted, Surrey.
She was recognised for her services to canoeing after winning a gold medal in the women's K-1 200 metre Paracanoe race at the Brazil Paralympic Games.