Growing up I had a keen interest in sport and was amazed at how the body works. This led me to studying Sports Therapy BSc Hons at Coventry University, where I was able to combine both of my passions into a career. Since graduating university I have gained valuable experience working in both clinical and sporting environments. Whether an acute condition or chronic, I take pride in helping each individual achieve their full potential.
Previously, I have spent two years working in spinal health care. In this role I gained valuable experience treating conditions such as chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease and sciatica. Treatments included manual therapy, K-laser therapy, exercise and rehabilitation programs to treat and prevent conditions reoccurring.
For the past five years, I have worked at Watford FC Academy U9-23s, Women’s First and Development teams. Within this role I have developed a range of knowledge for acute and severe injuries from growing pains, sprains and strains to ACL ruptures. With a combination of manual therapy and rehabilitation programs from day one, throughout their recovery, athletes successfully returned to sport with increased strength, mobility, balance and a reduced risk of further injury.
During lockdown I completed the ‘FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine’ course, specialising in upper and lower body sport related injuries, carrying out detailed assessments, ensuring athletes return to sport with full fitness. I also worked within the Pediatric ward in the NHS, developing skills treating severe injuries and conditions post-surgery, including scoliosis and lower and upper limb osteotomies. To address these various injuries and conditions I encouraged the use of exercise therapies and this resulted in patients being able to successfully return home and carry out their daily routine and return to normal activities.
I will continue to develop my knowledge, experience and skills set throughout my career, using an all-round approach, providing outstanding care for each individual.
Sports Therapy BSc Hons
Member of The Society of Sports Therapists
FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine
Level 3 in Sports Massage
K-Laser Class IV Therapeutic Laser