I qualified as a physiotherapist from Brighton University in 2012 with an MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences. For the first three years I worked in the South East of England, gaining a wide range of experiences in the NHS. This also provided me with the opportunity to do additional training, such as movement screening, clinical whiplash and Acupuncture. Additionally, I co-established a clinic in a climbing centre in Brighton with my husband, which developed my knowledge of working with acute sports injuries. My previous background in Psychology and Anthropology (BSc. Hons) has given me a holistic application of physiotherapy and a special interest in tailoring rehabilitation and treatment to an individual’s sport or goals.
Before moving down to Devon, my husband and I spent a year abroad, travelling to Africa, India and South East Asia. During this trip, we established a service for children with disabilities in a primary health care centre in Uganda. We have also been working in consultation with another NGO, “Developing Physio” to develop and trial their award-winning, innovative modules to teach physiotherapy skills to health workers in remote communities. During the year we also qualified as Yoga Teachers and studied Thai Yoga Massage. We recently returned from a three week tour around the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites where we were working intensively as part of a medical team providing physiotherapy and massage to cyclists on the Haute Route.
After an exciting year away, I am now looking forward to living back in Devon. As an active person, with a love of yoga, climbing and running as well as painting and playing the guitar, there is nothing I enjoy more than helping people get back to the sports or activities that they feel passionate about.