Helga Machado

Neurological Physiotherapist

Helga Machado graduated with a Honours Degree Physiotherapy from the Egaz Moniz University in Portugal in 2005. Helga worked as a Senior Physiotherapist in Neurological Specialities including Stroke, Neuro Rehabilitation and Cerebral Palsy. 

She also has experience in Orthopaedics, Respiratory, Amputee rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal and Hydrotherapy of all ages. 

Helga has completed courses in Spinal Cord Injuries, Dementia, Cognitive Issues and Baby Massage. She has taught courses for other health professionals regarding positioning in mechanically ventilated patients. In addition to this, Helga took a lead role in development and planning of support programmes for Patients and Families with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at Hospital of Algarve (Portugal).

Helga moved to the UK, where she gained even more experience working with a specialist Neurological Nursing facility working with individuals living with long term disability.

Helga is based at our MOTIONrehab® Leeds clinic, as well as within a community setting within the Leeds and Bradford area.

Helga is fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.


Special Interest

Neurological Physiotherapy


Balance and coordination issues, Strokes, Bell’s Palsy, Cerebral Palsy, Foot Drop and Walking Problems, Hand-Therapy, Spastic Paraplegia, Lower Limb Rehabilitation, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular and Joint Pain, Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord Injuries, Tennis Elbow, Hydrotherapy 1:1, Postoperative Rehabilitation.

For more information or to book an assessment with Helga, please email [email protected] or call the MOTIONrehab® Client Services Team on 0800 8600 138

Helga Machado

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