Shoulder, Sports Injuries, Knee, Foot & Ankle, Wrist, Chronic Pain, Hypermobility, Neck, Hip, Back, Sports Rehabilitation, MSK Dance Injuries and Joint Instability
Dance, Salsa, Argentine tango and Swing Dancing
Worked for TEN Health & Fitness London UK, Scottish Ballet Glasgow UK, West End Physio Glasgow UK, and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Glasgow UK, Member of CSP, Registered with HCPC, Licensed with OTPTAT, Professional member of ‘Physios in Sport’, Healthcare Practitioner Member of OneDance UK, Qualifications include MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Dance Medicine and Science/Performance Psychology and BA Cognitive Science, BA Dance
Lauren began her journey into physiotherapy in 2012, during which she simultaneously completed a Master’s degree in dance science and sport & exercise psychology, and assisted the lead physiotherapist for a professional ballet company. After graduating from an MSc in Physiotherapy from Aberdeen, Scotland, she began working within the NHS, specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Throughout this time, Lauren developed her experience in treating a myriad of conditions by working as a freelance physiotherapist with Scottish Ballet, a first aider with a youth football club, and a part-time physiotherapist in a private practice specialising in back pain. With a passion for knowledge, she has also attended conferences worldwide (from the USA to Japan) in order to enhance her comprehension of physiotherapy for diverse athletes and performers. Lauren has extensive training in multiple dance forms including ballet, contemporary, hip hop, Argentine tango, swing, blues, and salsa. Combining this with a broad educational background, has resulted in a heightened understanding of the physical and psychological impacts of high performance demands on the human body. Her special interests lie within injury prevention and rehabilitation of performing artists and athletes, but she utilises astute observational skills to thoroughly assess biomechanical disparities and altered movement patterns for all manner of clientele. She also draws on coaching and interpersonal skills to empower individuals of all fitness levels in achieving their goals through personalised treatment programmes and education. Overall, Lauren aims to utilise her experience in order to approach injury prevention and rehabilitation in a more unique, holistic, and meaningful way.
As a keen dancer recovering from a knee operation I found a top physio with dance experience and knowledge to work with to build my confidence and knowledge on recovery and looking after myself now and in my training in future. Could not have hoped for a better experience.