I am the owner of Park Physiotherapy and Lead Clinician. I qualified as a physiotherapist from Guys Hospital in 1979. I worked in hospitals in Norwich and Cape Town, returning to England to work in the NHS community setting before starting my private practice in Dereham in 1990. From 1992 I worked privately from Hingham GP surgery and also started Park Physiotherapy at Weston Park in 1998. In 2012 we moved the practice from Weston Park to the purpose built clinic at Leys Farm, where I live with my husband. Leys Farm is a working farm and more details can be found here .
Over the years the practice has grown from strength to strength “I have concentrated on developing a practice which provides high quality physiotherapy treatment using experienced physiotherapists who are specialists in their field.
I achieved Quality Assured Practitioner status from Physio First as one of the initial cohort of physiotherapists in 2017 and have maintained this status since then.
My special interest is in musculoskeletal problems and I have concentrated on developing this area of my practice over the last 20 years. In 2014 I completed a Masters degree in Advanced Musculoskeletal Research and Practice at UEA with my final dissertation on physiotherapy treatment of cervicogenic headaches. I also have a special interest in treating Migraine Headaches and Tinnitus using gentle mobilisation techniques on both the cranium (skull) and cervical spine (neck). In 2016 I completed training in Connect Therapy, https://ljlee.ca/ established by Dr. Linda Joy Lee, as a total body approach to the physiotherapy assessment and treatment of complex problems. Although I have now been qualified for many years, the continued challenge of treating patients constantly stimulates the need for more education which I am passionate about.
I am married to a farmer and also grew up on a working farm. I have an in depth understanding of the effect that working in this environment has on the musculoskeletal system of our body. I have ridden and looked after horses all my life, until recently. Always active in sport, as a teenager I was a competitive swimmer in Leicestershire and played hockey at club level in Norfolk. My current activities are more sedate; dog walking and gardening.
- Acute and chronic spinal pain and pelvic dysfunction
- Whiplash Injury
- Cervicogenic Headaches and Migraines including Tinnitus
- Acute and chronic overuse Sports Injuries especially achilles tendon problems
- Head and face pain
- Using Acupuncture to supplement traditional Physiotherapy Skills
- Occupational Health / Work Station set-up