I graduated with a first-class honours’ degree in physiotherapy from the University of Birmingham in 2006, following a previous degree in Biology at the University of Bristol. I worked for 5 ½ years at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, where I later specialised as a musculoskeletal outpatients physiotherapist. I was fortunate enough to build up a wide knowledge based including orthopaedic surgery; fracture clinic and obstetrics and gynaecology. I also managed classes for low back pain, shoulder and lower limb and hydrotherapy. I therefore feel accomplished in seeing a diverse client group, typical here at Park Physiotherapy.
My greatest interest, passion and specialism is in sports injuries, and from 2011 I worked in a specialist sports medicine clinic in Kensington, before moving to Park Physiotherapy in 2014. I am experienced with managing elite athletes but most typically, the amateur ‘weekend warrior’ whom are often sitting at a desk all week and juggling family life; who then want to complete an ironman at the weekend! Not only do I enjoy the initial acute injury management but also helping my clients with future injury prevention, often incorporating strength and conditioning and guidance on their sports specific training programmes. As a mother of 2 young children I enjoy the challenge of helping women with pregnancy related problems especially those wanting to return to fitness and sport. I have a specialist interest in knee and shoulder injuries.
I have a very positive, ‘can do’ attitude with my clients and I feel very strongly about empowering my clients to help achieve and exceed their goals at any age. I enjoy using a wide range of approaches, usually involving exercise rehabilitation and postural assessment alongside manual or soft tissue treatments. This is often supplemented by the use of taping, gait analysis and Pilates.
I am keen sportswoman myself, having competed in numerous triathlons, marathons and most recently the Norfolk Superhero 2019; I understand what it is like to be injured! I was brought up on a dairy farm in Leicestershire and have competed on horses since a young age so I understand the complexities of working in a rural environment and also dealing with horses.
- Sports injuries including running, triathlon, horse riding and ski injuries
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- ACL rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation following trauma, fracture and orthopaedic surgery
- Pilates and functional exercise rehabilitation for low back pain
- Pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems