Pam qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in the UK in 1980. After 5 years working in

the National Health Service she moved into private practice where she predominantly

treated patients with musculoskeletal disorders, and developed a particular interest in

back pain and issues around ergonomics and improved risk management.


Pam subsequently became and specialised as a Freelance Moving and Handling Trainer

and Consultant in 1992 since when she has organised bespoke training courses for the private sector (mainly nursing and residential homes and private care agencies). She

delivers courses for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists in the risk management

of complex patient handling issues. Pam has presented sessions at National and

International conferences on moving and handling issues and has taught practical

sessions in USA, Canada, Holland and the Czech Republic.


Pam carries out many complex needs assessments for adults and children on behalf of

case managers and solicitors regarding long term manual handling needs.


Pam also carries out ergonomic work station assessments and advises on injury

management in the workplace and has written and launched a new Manual Handling Risk Management course, which she presents exclusively around the UK on behalf of Physio

First, the organisation for Chartered Physiotherapists in private practice of which she is

Vice Chairman.


She participated in the review and updating of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s Manual Handling Guidance as part of the External Review Group in 2008.


Pam has recently had an article published in the Journal for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice entitled “Manual Handling Safety for Physiotherapy Practitioners: a

balanced consideration”. She has written an article “Assuring Patient Dignity during

Patient Handling Tasks” that is awaiting publication in the US journal Rehabilitation



Pam contributed as an author to the 6th Edition of the Guide to the Handling of People published in February 2011. She wrote the chapter on “Training Standards, a Systems Approach”. This is the gold standard text book used as the most appropriate source of reference in many cases.


Pam was the Commissioning Editor of “Column” the professional journal for National Back Exchange and lead it’s peer review team for 4 years until October 2011 when she became

its Managing Editor.


Since October 2009 she has been working for Work Fit Ltd, an Occupational and Physiotherapy Services company, as a Director and their National Training Manager.


Pam is the author of many expert reports, both regarding long term manual handling

needs, and in cases of personal injury as a result of an alleged manual handling

incidents. She has written reports for both the defendant and the claimant. Pam has also appeared in court on a few occasions when these cases have not settled. Pam is listed on

the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists approved list of experts and is also on the UK register of Expert Witnesses.


Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses

Member of Medico-Legal Group of Chartered Physiotherapists

Member of the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice

Member of Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics

Member of National Back Exchange



Pamela Simpson (Nee Rose)



Chartered Physiotherapist

Moving & Handling Consultant

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