About the Author
Liz Barnes is a trustee of HemiHelp and an award-winning radio journalist who for many years combined working for the BBC World Service with writing and editing much of HemiHelp's information material. She is a lay member of the NICE Guideline Development Group on Spasticity in Children and Young People. Liz lives in London with her husband and her son, now an adult, who was born with hemiplegia.
Charlie Fairhurst is a consultant in paediatric neurodisability at the Evelina Children's Hospital in London. He is part of the South Thames regional movement therapy service based there, and has broad experience in all areas of movement therapy as part of the teams, including the One Small Step Gait Analysis Laboratory, that are involved in the assessment and care of acute neurological emergencies as well as the ongoing management of upper limb, lower limb, posture and tone difficulties. He has published and presented on different areas of movement therapy, especially pain management and the importance of child- and family-based care.