After graduating with an honours degree in physiotherapy as a mature student at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), I completed my training at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, where I specialised in Women’s Health Physiotherapy at the Jessop Wing. I treated obstetrics, gynaecology and urology patients, both on the wards and as outpatients. Since 2010 I have worked part-time as a Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist at the University Hospital of South Manchester and, more recently, at the Continence Advisory Service in Sheffield, whilst building up my private practice. In April 2012 I accepted a permanent part-time position as the Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist at the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, where I treat women and men with continence and/or pelvic floor problems and pregnant women with musculoskeletal conditions.
A member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, I am registered with the Health Professions Council and am a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health and also Chartered Physiotherapists Promoting Continence. I am also a qualified masseuse.
As a former lawyer, I have high standards and am constantly developing my practice in order to deliver the best possible care to my clients. I completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health Physiotherapy at Bradford University in 2011 and passed with merit. In the past I have lectured at SHU on its paediatric Masters Degree Course. In 2011 I was invited to speak to a group of GPs about women’s health physiotherapy in Sheffield. I have good contacts with the local gynaecology team.
I also speak several European languages (Spanish, German, Portuguese and French). I can say: ‘Contract your pelvic floor muscles!’ in the first three, but am struggling to find the correct translation into French…
Finally, I have an extremely talented twin sister who designed the ‘pink lady’ logo for my site: thank you, Katie! And a great partner, who put the website together for me: thank you, Ian!