About Us

The aim of Neuro Rehab Nutrition is to help the individual to achieve his goals rehab goals with good nutrition. Nutrition and Hydration is an essential for the body to function, to repair and adapt. Having poor nutrition can cause weight increase and comorbidities such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, as well affect fatigue and mood.

At Neuro Rehab Nutrition we work with the MDT to support the client to try and make lifestyle choice through education, support, and working and training of support workers. To shopping trips, cookery, meal planning and nutritional education NRN with help to provide nutritional foundations to maximise health and rehab

Neuro Rehab Nutrition Is based out of Salford and covers the northwest of England: Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and surrounding areas: South Yorkshire and Cumbria, and North Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

What is a Dietitian?

A nutrition professional that:

  • Help to promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition related problems
  • Provide practical, safe advice, based on current scientific evidence
  • holds a graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics in the UK and regulated by law and governed by an ethical code

The Diabetic Association HCPS Registered

Tony Ward, RD MSc

Tony Ward is a Clinical Dietitian and Director of ‘Neuro Rehab Nutrition’ (NRN) specialising in brain and spinal injury clients as well as other neurological conditions. He works closely with his clients, their families, support workers and case managers. These, and others, form a multidisciplinary team to enable the client to reach their rehabilitation goals which helps that person to potentially lead a normal healthy life. He is registered in the UK with the Health Professional Council as well as in the USA with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Tony has 15 Years’ experience working in the NHS and around the world, where he has managed teams and development departments. He has extensive experience in Neurology and head injuries, which he gained whilst working at the Salford Royal Hospital as well as the King Edward VII hospital and Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute in Bermuda where he developed a nutrition rehabilitation program. His other areas of expertise are diabetes, cardiac, gastroenterology, trauma and renal.

He has experience in working with residential and nursing homes in the UK and has spoken at the Kings Fund , Digital Health Congress about nutrition in care homes and the benefits of digitizing menus. Tony has a keen interest in sport and has gained a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science before going on to complete an Msc in nutrition and a PgD in Dietetics. He is a keen sportsman and has 3 international caps with Bermuda playing the 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifiers. He also enjoys playing golf, tennis, cross-fit, swimming, running and cycling. The list goes on.

Tony is a massive lover of food and loves to cook and develop meals. He also loves to make foods from scratch such as cold smoked salmon, biltong, kimchi and kombucha.

Debra Edson, MNUtr

Debra Edson, a registered Dietitian MNUtr, Diploma in advanced dietetics. 

Debra is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered dietitian and associate dietitian with the Neuro Rehab Nutrition team. She gained a Masters degree from Nottingham University in 2007 and went on to complete her advanced diploma in dietetic care. During her time as a dietitian with the NHS Debra has worked in the acute setting including intensive care, cardiac, liver, stroke and stroke rehabilitation.  Her outpatients and clinical work has included diabetes types 1 and 2.  In the community she has held a clinical caseload of head and neck cancer clients and she has worked with a complex care at home team.  Debra’s career has had an emphasis on mental health and community care and she has also worked in the high secure environment. 

Debra is trained in client centred care and finds working with clients in their home environment allows her to fully appreciate the complexities of their ability to provide good nutrition for themselves. Tailoring healthy eating advice to be both enjoyable and achievable for the client is the main goal, and ensuring they have the skills and equipment are all part of the service. 

“My job is to help you to provide your body with everything it needs to stay healthy, ideally through food and drink. Whilst doing this I take into account your medical background and what you enjoy doing, but most importantly what you like to eat” says Debra, “we work on small, achievable changes that become healthy habits for life”. 

After her time with the NHS Debra now works part time, preferring to have fewer clients who she feels she can fully focus on and support. Her approach is a steady, calm and pragmatic, meeting clients wherever they are in their health journey and supporting them at that point. 

Joanna Casby,

As a dedicated dietitian with a special interest in neurological and metabolic nutrition, I recognise the power of good nutrition in aiding our brilliant bodies to heal, repair, and function optimally. I work at the intersection of nutrition science and health education by providing insightful nutritional advice, grounded in scientific principles. My work emphasises the potential of food to support cognitive sharpness, elevate mood, boost energy, and to help us function at our best. I teach the art of cooking and real-food education, guiding individuals through diverse health challenges, from brain injury recovery to metabolic disease, gut health, female well-being, fertility, and weight management. I reject a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, I have a unique perspective on food. I believe that food is exceptionally special and I can show you how and why. My role as a dietitian teaches the fundamental nutritional principles that make food truly nourishing; advocating for real, minimally processed whole foods, and offering practical, easy-to-follow strategies for nutritional health and wellness. I translate nutritional science into accessible health education and illuminate the path to better health through evidence-based practices. My coaching, characterised by trust and open-mindedness, helps clients to establish consistent habits aligned with their unique preferences, goals, and physiology. Together, we reframe perspectives on eating, making it a pleasurable experience, removing the monotony of diets and setting you on a path to become expert in your own diet and body. I advocate for simply cooked food based on scientific principles, emphasising flavour, ease, and practicality. Through personalised recipes, we find a sustainable way of eating uniquely designed for you and your neurological health. Together, we master the fundamentals of a balanced diet, demystify ingredients and even explore new foods to ensure every mouthful is satisfying. My work recognises the complexity of the relationship between health and food and inspires personalised wellness, rooted in creating health.


Client Centered

NRN considers the client first and foremost. All treatment is individually tailored to each client and their abilities while personal interactions ensure that all clients are encouraged to achieve their goals.

Continuous Learning

NRN strives to provide the best possible treatment based on up-to-date evidence and current dietetics practice. Our team is continually building on their knowledge through the evidence from our clients, the latest dietetic literature and engagement with other multi- disciplined professionals to ensure the best possible service is provided.


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