I’m a physiotherapist living in the beautiful city of York with my partner and our brilliant daughter. We love to get out and about as a family for bike rides, walks and adventures in the great outdoors. I love reading, cooking and spending time with good friends and family.
Setting a positive example to my daughter is a huge motivation for me in my work and my approach to my own personal health and wellbeing. As a working Mum I have family, home, work, business all vying for my attention. I GET IT. Life can can feel lonely, frustrating and bewildering at times. It’s easy enough to put your own health lower down on the list of priorities. I don’t always get it right myself!
With a lifelong passion for science, nature and health I’m fortunate that my career path has led me here, where I can support others in their journey towards health and holistic wellbeing. My unique blend of rehabilitation, Pilates, wellbeing education and health promotion all ensure that my clients receive more than just a few pre-prepared exercises.
We all wish to be the best versions of ourselves and it’s my goal is to help you to be stronger, calmer, healthier, more balanced and resilient.
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I qualified as a physiotherapist from York St John college in 2005. I worked in the NHS and private practice, treating a diverse range of patient groups, but eventually specialising in musculo-skeletal physiotherapy. I have a professional interest in health promotion, especially physical activity and rehabilitation in women and older adults. Early in my NHS career, I realised that I wanted to take a more holistic view of my patients, and deliver a truly person-centred, evidence informed care.
In 2009, I gained Pilates certification with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and am experienced in teaching classes for general populations as well modifying and advising clients who are elderly, pregnant, or those having specific joint problems including back pain and hypermobility-related problems.
Post qualification courses I have undertaken include:
- Pelvic Health Physiotherapy – Female Urinary Dysfunction (POGP)
- Menopause Management for Physiotherapists (POGP)
- Advanced Post Natal Wellness Practitioner (Burrell Education)
- Pilates for Runners (APPI)
- Pilates and Small Equipment (APPI)
- Pilates for Seniors and Osteoporosis (Polestar UK)
- Ante and Post Natal Pilates (APPI)
- “Get on the Ball” (Joanne Elphinston Movement Systems)
- Treatment and Exercise in the Childbearing Year (Fitback and Bumps)
- Kinetic Control Theory and Concepts (KC International).
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and the special interest group Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP). I hold insurance with both CSP and Fitpro.