Following a skiing accident which resulted in multiple structure damage to my knee, I have had surgery twice and lots of physiotherapy routinely, pre and post operatively and discovered the gap between being able to walk around and do tasks and perform in my sport to the level I had done before the accident. This inspired me to study a degree in Sports Therapy, to bridge this gap and provide immediate care and rehabilitation right the way through to getting you back to beyond your once thought best on the field of play
Having been injured for a number of seasons I understand the psychological turmoil an athlete goes through when injured this has helped me to empathsise with my clients to get the best out of a rehabilitation programme.
I play football competively for a women's football team and enjoy playing golf whenever time allows. With a love of cycling, I've completed the Hertfordshire 100, a 100 mile road cycle around Hertfordshire, supporting the Alzheimer's Society. Along with many other sportives. I've recently started taking part in some running events, with Standalone 10km being the first in 2016 and will now be an annual event on the calendar. May 2017 saw me take on my most challenging event so far where I ran/walked my way from London to Brighton, a 63 mile route, in one go! May 2018 sees me tackle it again, now with a finishing target time in mind!
I believe in pre-habilitation as much as rehabilitation so believe in preventing an injury, not allowing you to get to the stage where you need to slow down in your sport. I also believe in treating a cause not a symptom, your knee pain is not always coming from your knee! Exercise is usually the best remedy!
I lecture and teach at the University of Bedfordshire, as well as running and supervising their in house sports therapy clinic. I also tutor at Sports Therapy UK teaching on a variety of courses such as Certificate in Sports Massage, Diploma in Sports Massage, Advanced Diploma in Sports Massage, Sports Injuries and strapping and taping and am the lead tutor on the Gait Analysis and Electrotherapy course.
I am currently studying for a Masters by Research due to finish in 2018, within the field of golf and disease.