As a ski instructor that has worked in Britain, Australia and Japan, I’ve encountered many injuries and seen first-hand the impact these can have on people. This is where my interest in the knee and ACLs really started, on top of an already keen interest in sports as a whole.
Having finished a BSc. in Sports and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham, I went on to further complete an MSc. in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia. I was then fortunate to work at two of four major trauma centres in London providing experience in trauma orthopaedics, intensive care, medicine, musculoskeletal (MSK) outpatients and neurology. An opportunity to develop my area of interest in MSK enabled me to work in teams specialised in spines, pain, hydrotherapy, gym and hand therapy at Guy’s and St Thomas’. Most recently I was successful in achieving funding for a masters module in neuromuscular triage and feel confident that these experiences have provided me with a huge range of skills to help diagnose, educate and treat a wide range of presentations.
I feel strongly that scientific research underpins physiotherapy and is something I utilise daily in the delivery of my treatments. Having completed a research project with Norwich City F.C., I’ve been through the process of appraising, critiquing and leading on effective evidence based practise. This is something that I continue to strive for throughout my career.
Working alongside motivated patients, aiming to get them back to their respective goal or interest is always my aim and what I enjoy most about being a physiotherapist.
Sports Injuries, Knee, Post-Surgical Rehabilitation, ACL, Snow Sports Injuries and Skiing Injuries
Football, Rugby, Snow Sports and Skiing
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust
Ski instructor holding both British and New Zealand qualifications, Part-time pitch side physiotherapist at Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Club and Research project with Norwich City F.C