Diploma in Injection Therapy, Member of the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapist and Organisation for Physiotherapists In Private Practice.
I qualified in 1989 at the Bath School of Physiotherapy with a graduate diploma in physiotherapy. I worked for 2 years at Poole General Hospital gaining general basic experience before moving to the Swindon area where I have since progressively specialised in musculosketal medicine.
Since 1999 I have worked at PMH/Great Western Hospital as a clinical Physiotherapy Specialist. I have been closely involved in the setting up and running of Physiotherapy Spinal Orthopaedic Clinics, with local Orthopaedic consultants working in an extended scope practitioner role performing injection therapy, requesting X-rays and MRIs and listing for minor surgery. I have also run a similar clinic for Rheumatology.
I have worked in A&E running acute musculoskeletal review clinics and assessing minor injuries from the "Shop Floor".
I trained as a dancer to a semi-professional level and therefore have a special interest in treating dancers/gymnasts.
I have been in private practice since 1994, initially working from within a fitness centre in Fleet Street, Swindon before moving to my own premises here at Wroughton in 2004. By working both in the NHS and Private Sector I have kept excellent links with GPs, Consultants and other medical colleagues.
I have remained up to date with current research, medical trends and national guidelines. My approach is strongly 'hands on', underpinned with sound clinical reasoning, extensive experience and post graduate training.
I qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2001 from the University of Brighton. I completed my core rotations in a community-based trust in Gloucestershire, and a large specialist hospital in Bristol, gaining invaluable and wide-ranging experience in both.
I have worked in the Swindon area since 2006, further developing my outpatient skills, and undertaking various courses to advance my practice.
I have completed an acupuncture foundation course, and use this often for reducing pain and muscle spasm, with good effect.
Since 2009 I have been running the pain management physiotherapy team within the local pain clinic, where I treat patients on an individual basis or as part of a group pain programme. I continually strive to improve my knowledge and in 2015 was awarded a masters degree in pain management at Cardiff University.
I also work in the local chronic fatigue service, taking a cognitive-behavioural approach in helping people better manage this often debilitating condition.
My interest and experience ranges from treating acute sports injuries, to managing chronic conditions, through a combination, as appropriate, of manual therapy, exercise/rehabilitation, cognitive behavioural techniques, education and advice.
I qualified with a BSc in Physiotherapy, from The Queen's College, Glasgow, in 1989 after having gained a BSc in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University.
After spending 3 years in a rotational post at Glasgow Royal Infirmary I started specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. I held senior positions at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness, Singapore General Hospital and then in an Occupational Medicine clinic with a Kaiser Permanente, which is a large health maintenance organisation in the United States.
Through the years I have worked with a broad range of spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal problems. My approach includes manual therapy (in the form of joint mobilisation and myofascial release), education, exercise instruction (including Pilates) Cranial Sacral Therapy and Primal Reflex Release Therapy.
I have recently become qualified to treat Chronic Fatique Syndrome/M.E. using a method called the Perrin Technique. More information regarding the technique can be obtained from www.theperrinclinic.com.
I am committed to my work and I continue to attend courses to maintain and develop my skills and knowledge.
I qualified with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2009 from the University of Nottingham. I completed my core rotations at the Great Western Hospital including Orthopedics, Community Stroke and Neurology Outpatients, allowing me to gain experience in treating a diverse caseload of complex conditions and multi-pathologies.
I have always enjoyed outpatient physiotherapy and since 2012 I have been working as a specialist physiotherapist in musculoskeletal outpatients, undertaking various courses including acupuncture, myofascial release and DMA Clinical Pilates.
I enjoy treating people with a mix of manual therapy, soft tissue release, exercise and stretching, always thinking of holistic ways to improve function and giving people the tools to help prevent future episodes.
I have a special interest in people with vestibular dysfunctions and balance problems. I have been working in this area since 2012 and have gained good experience and skills at treating this complex syndrome.
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