Claire graduated from UEA in 2007 with a pre-registration Masters degree in Physiotherapy having a previous BSc degree in Biology from the University of Arizona in 2002.
Claire began her career in physiotherapy in 2005 where she began working within an inpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy team, treating patients recovering post operatively from feet, knee (arthroscopy; ACL repair; uni and total knee replacement), hip, back (decompression and fusion), neck , women’s health (hysterectomy, prolapse repair), shoulder (slap lesions, rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder replacements, MUA for frozen shoulders and debridements/wash outs) and bowel surgery or patients recovering from neurological conditions.
In 2010 Claire began her training in Clinical Pilates through the APPI (Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute) and has now completed training in beginner to advanced Pilates, ante and post natal Pilates, reformer on the mat Pilates, 3d standing Pilates and Pilates for runners. Also in 2010, Claire transferred to an outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy department where she initially concentrated on treating lower limb conditions, sports injuries and biomechanical problems before joining the spinal team in 2011. Within the spinal team she specialised in treating acute, painful backs and necks, weak core stability problems, posture related problems, and treating patients recovering from spinal surgery. Claire joined the Park Physiotherapy team in 2013. She runs the Clinical Pilates classes as well as treating patients.
Claire’s career has also been heavily influenced by own sporting background in horse riding and long distance running. After beginning to compete at the age of 11 in track and field and cross country running, she went on to compete at a National level in the USA through her years at University in both track and cross country. Claire feels this personal experience of high level competition and training both physically and mentally aids her skills in treating people with sports injuries. Claire has worked for the Norfolk athletics network and delivered workshops for injury prevention and core stability training for runners. Claire continues to enjoy the benefits of keeping fit and spending time with her two young sons.
- Sports injuries especially running injuries
- Post-operative rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery
- Spinal Pain
- Rehabilitation following pain and injury
- Clinical Pilates