Job Title: Physiotherapist
I graduated from Keele University in 1996 and subsequently worked in the NHS where I trained in a variety of disciplines within the physiotherapy profession. In 1998 I began to specialise in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions working solely within the outpatient department. This led to a post in the private health sector in 1999 where I have worked since. I have a special interest in injuries caused by movement disorders (altered biomechanics) and muscle imbalance. With many post graduate qualifications including those in acupuncture and muscle imbalance, I treat a wide variety of conditions from acute sports injuries to ante and postnatal back pain. Whilst continuing my employment in the private sector I have been working with a colleague providing pilates classes and domiciliary physiotherapy in South Cheshire since 2007 – previously working as ‘Cheshire Pilates & Physio’. I opened my own treatment room in 2012 by converting a room in my house to allow me to begin to follow my dream. At this point ‘ReBalance Physiotherapy’ was born. I am passionate about running my own practice and providing physiotherapy and pilates to a very high standard and therefore continued to look for other locations to practice. I have since been fortunate enough to be asked to provide physiotherapy in two other locations. ‘Back to Health’ in Wrexham – a fantastic multidisciplinary clinic providing a one stop shop for a variety of different musculoskeletal conditions and Vital Health Club at Hill Valley in Whitchurch. A vast majority of my patients are given pilates exercises as part of their rehabilitation in order to address some of the root causes for their injuries. I have undertaken my Pilates instructor training with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) of which I am a certified instructor. My post qualification courses include performance pilates for cyclists, pilates for skiers, horse riders, upper limb rehabilitation and ante/post natal pilates. Another area of interest is sports injuries. Having completed training on cycling injuries and bike set up with research physiotherapist Dr Mike Callaghan, I also have the knowledge and skills to provide you with a ‘Physio Bike Fit’. Mike has worked with the Great Britain Cycling Team and has many years of experience of cycling himself. As well as practicing pilates regularly I am a keen swimmer and cyclist and am training for a series of open water swims and sportives in 2013. Having experienced the buzz of participating sports I understand the need to give patients an alternative training plan when injured and actively rehabilitate them.