I have always loved sport and exercise and I have participated in many sports and had injuries myself. Studying through University I loved learning about the body and how to get the best sporting performance.
This lead me to complete a degree in Physiotherapy, as I have a particular interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation from everyday aches and pains to sporting injuries.
After qualification in 2010, I worked with a number of local sports teams including football and rugby teams. For five years I enjoyed working in the NHS. I completed hospital rotations, worked on the orthopaedic ward, cared for the elderly, for children with learning disabilities as well as for outpatients with musculoskeletal problems, and also worked in community physiotherapy . This has given me an in-depth understanding of other medical issues that sometimes limit recovery or that mean rehabilitation needs to be adapted to each individual.
Over the last five years I have specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and have gained experience treating a variety of issues from postural muscle imbalances to injuries from the acute to chronic stages.
Other treatments within physiotherapy which I use include muscle rehabilitation, strengthening, stretching, proprioception training, one-to-one APPI Pilates exercises, manual therapy, ultrasound, taping, K-taping, massage, ergonomics assessment, acupuncture and dry needling.
For over three years I have taken exercise classes for shoulder and back rehabilitation and osteoarthritis groups, with great feedback.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. I regularly attend evening lectures and courses to make sure my current practice and skills are up-to-date and evidence-based.
I have experience working with clients who have suffered from persistent or recurrent pain. I have a special interest in musculoskeletal issues and injuries of all levels, injury prevention and rehabilitation back to an active lifestyle. I believe in a holistic approach to recovery, incorporating the mind and body and other professionals if required to get the best results for the client.
Some of my personal interests are sports, animals and going to music festivals and concerts.
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science