I graduated from Brunel University with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 1995 and gained a MSc Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation from The University of Birmingham in 2009. I worked for the NHS in Suffolk and Warwickshire for 9 years developing an interest in Neurology before spending a further 9 years teaching at The University of Birmingham. 2023 marks 10 years of running my Physiotherapy business full-time, I worked adhoc during the University teaching years.
In 2013-14 I completed the APPI Pilates training including the exam and have since taken the Pilates for Neurology, Runners and Standing 3D APPI modules and some CPD training for the HIIT Pilates programme which have directly fed into my classes and Physiotherapy treatments. I have a particular interest in a hands-on treatment approach, especially with soft tissue mobilisation, having completed 6 courses in Myofascial Release with MFR UK and some courses specific to connective tissue management in Neurology. My other specialities are in treating foot drop caused by a peripheral neuropathy or an upper motor neurone cause (e.g. Stroke/MS) and Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) which can be useful after orthopaedic surgery and in clients with foot drop and lack of movement following Stroke/MS and other neurological conditions.
Outside of work I have 2 teenage children who need a ‘mum’ taxi frequently. They keep me on my toes with technology along with my husband. I enjoy running and bootcamp to keep myself physically and mentally fit. I also enjoy crafting – paper quilling is a new skill I am learning alongside other crafts such as beaded jewellery, sewing (I have made all the roman blinds in the house and they are both straight and work as they should!!!) and I am about to try the potters wheel … watch this space or duck!!!