Ms Clare Girling
Associate Musculoskeletal Specialist qualified at King's College Hospital, London and first worked as a physiotherapist in the home-counties, where she consolidated her treatment skills. To specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy Clare joined RNAS Culdrose in 1996 and then worked in her own very successful private practice in Mullion, whilst working part time at Helston Community Hospital. She also became a qualified acupuncture practitioner, using her skills to treat both acute and chronic pain and movement dysfunction. During her time as part of the outpatient department in Helston, Clare helped the team reduce the waiting times from 25 weeks to 2 weeks by introducing the Physio Direct and Continence Direct advice lines, Drop-in clinics and Pilates classes. The team’s success was rewarded in 2008 when they won the Health and Social Award for ‘Adopt, Adapt and Improve’ for the South West region. Clare joined Helston Physiotherapy Practice in December 2011, where she is able to practise her specialist skills in manual therapy, soft tissue mobilisation and Pilates. She also uses Acupuncture to treat pain and neurological symptoms.