I graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from AIT in Auckland, New Zealand in 1994 and have worked predominantly in Australia and London, managing a wide range of sports, spinal and musculoskeletal conditions.
I work with patients both to regain full function and also to prevent recurrence of injuries. I believe that the skill is not in giving you a quick fix, but instead developing a long term perspective on your problem so you have the tools to control and/or eliminate them permanently.
In April of 2010, I completed the Marathon Des Sables, a 250km foot race across the Sahara desert. Learning from this and other marathons I have done, I have developed a greater understanding of the effort and dedication it takes to be committed to training for sporting events. I'm particularly interested in treating patients with sports injuries and who are training for a specific event as well as assessing and managing people with work related pain. I have a great passion for my profession and my approach is very hands-on and tailored to the individual.
Having worked within the health and fitness industry for many years I decided to further my passion for anatomy and the human body by becoming a physiotherapist. I graduated from Brunel University with a BSc Hons degree in physiotherapy. Since graduating I have worked within the NHS, in a busy musculoskeletal out patients department and more recently in the private sector with Chiswick-Physio.
Working within both the private and public sector I see a variety of problems ranging from chronic pain, sporting injuries, postural related problems, post-operative rehabilitation and degenerative disorders. I love to help, educate and motivate people and find that a personalised approach and my background in exercise have a positive impact on my clients. I find it rewarding helping those with postural issues and seeing what a difference a few exercises and sessions can make. I also enjoy working with pre and postnatal women, having carried 3 children myself and specialising in pre/postnatal exercises as a personal trainer. I have a great understanding how it feels and what the body has to go through during pregnancy, labour and the early days post birth. It's an endurance event in itself and the correct preparation will go a long way to helping you have a positive experience.
My approach to physio is very much hands on but with education playing a big role. I believe in empowering my patients by giving them the knowledge to actively participate in their rehabilitation.