A: I was a competitive athlete at school. I had an ankle injury that brought me to a physio at the age of 10. I loved the idea of helping fix someone by using the knowledge and manual therapy skills of a Physiotherapist.
Q: University and year qualified? Work experience to date?
A: University of Hertfordshire in 2010. Once was the physio for ‘take that’ tour when Robbie joined them. Treated Jason orange and Howie!!!
Q: Why did you join the Back and Body clinic?
A: Mike Mansfield (a fellow Back and Body Clinic Physio) and myself became friends through our love of Crossfit and also my husband’s love of golf. After having a meeting with Mike and meeting some of the team team I quickly could see the work environment was so refreshingly positive and enthusiastic about helping people and allowing the physio to be a physio. The clinic has proven how amazing it is it at bringing out the best of a physio through team training, mentorship and general warmth from everyone I have met.
Q: What's your favourite patient journey and why?
A: It’s always rewarding when a patient rocks up to a follow-up appointment saying they were able to “play with their grandchildren”, play their chosen sport or do something they enjoy for the first time in a while without any symptoms, and without any flare ups afterwards.
Q: What is your favourite patient journey and why?
A: Female, raging disc pain, lots of muscle spasm. Psychological factors catastrophising because of it. I would treat it with manual therapy, by listening to the patient, creating goals, improving her pain and outcome and therefore avoiding chronic lower back pain.
Q: Favourite Physio technique and why?
A: Nags and Snags, you can act like a magician as it can change their pain instantly.
Q: Top pastimes
A: Working out in the gym, video games, taking the pooch (and the missus) on new walkies, watching rugby (formally playing) and watching films. Do love a holiday to somewhere new too!!
Q:Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
A: My husband Alex, he is a life saver...literally! (works as a paramedic for the air ambulance!)
A: Why did the monkey fall out of the tree…… because it was dead.