Special Interests: Women's Health (Obstetrics and Gynaecology), Acupuncture, Musculoskeletal
After becoming qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 I had the opportunity to develop a wealth of clinical knowledge and skills at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead, North London. During that time I specialised in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, treating injuries and conditions which affect the muscles, joints and soft tissues. At senior level this included rotations in Women’s Health and Orthopaedics. I completed my Modified Pilates Matwork Instructor qualification during this time and set up an evening class in my local church hall. I now teach Pilates at a Rehabilitation studio in Welwyn Garden City. I also completed my Foundation Acupuncture Course and have found this a useful adjunct to my repertoire of treatments.
In the area of women's health physiotherapy I managed a busy outpatient and inpatient obstetric and gynaecology caseload and saw the hugely beneficial effects of timely physiotherapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and pelvic floor issues in the antenatal and postnatal population and for women at all stages of life
I normally attend several courses a year to ensure I keep up with my Continuing Professional Development: ‘Pilates for Osteoporosis’ and ‘The Shoulder Theory and Practice’ by Dr Jeremy Lewis, an expert in this field. Most recently 'Physiotherapy assessment and management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions'.
I have access to journals through my membership to the CSP (Charterted Society Physiotherapist), POGP (Pelvic and Obstetric Gynaecological Physiotherapy), AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) and APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute).
Outside of work I have a wonderful husband and we are blessed with 2 small and very energetic boys. We moved out from London 4 years ago and enjoy all the beautiful countryside around Hertford. As a family we love to go for walks in the woods or for a cycle ride with our youngest in a seat on the back. The boys love to bake so we try and make time for this and gardening; we have had some success with vegetable growing this year! I love doing Pilates as well as teaching it so I try and make time for this too!
We are fortunate to have one set of grandparents who live by the sea so we try and make regular trips to see them. I am actually a qualified Day Skipper and before having the boys we went on regular sailing trips off the east coast and flotilla holidays in the Ionian!