Niamh Kennedy

Niamh Kennedy

Niamh is an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (AAP) working for the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, who received a bronze award for her work in improving diagnostic delay, from clinic and pathway development, promotion of NASS materials and education.

  • She has been instrumental in the establishment of a new axial SpA clinic in Belfast.
  • She has developed the local axial SpA pathway, embedding best practice from national guidelines and the NASS Gold Standard.
  • She has run a range of educational outreach sessions with primary care professionals across Belfast to promote the new service and the need to improve identification and referral.

Connect with Naimh on twitter using @LynersN

Symptoms starting slowly

Pain in the lower back

Improves with movement

Night time waking

Early onset (under 40)