I qualified in 2008 from Teesside University with a 2:1 in Physiotherapy. I commenced my career in a private practice in Australia, it was there I developed a real interest in sports and work based injuries. I trained in Western Acupuncture and Dry Needling, which is very effective in treating those hard to reach spots of pain/tension that have not been resolved through other modalities.
I am also trained in sports massage and use a array of massage techniques like trigger point and myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and deep tissue massage. I am certfied in Pilates (DMA and APPI) and use exercise rehabilitation to retrain patients after injury or illness. I’m a very hands on practitioner and use a variety of mobilisations, such as Maitland, Mulligans and some osteopathic techniques.
During my career I have worked in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, GP practices and private practices. Over the years I have developed a special interest in other areas such as Parkinsons and became a qualified PD Warrior Instructor; these are exercises and behaviors designed to challenge neuromuscular system and therefore increase neuroplasticity (changes to the body and brain). This is especially beneficial for people just diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I also work with patients with hypermobility spectrum disorders, including, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). Through working with these patients I became very interested in, and began to specialise in Postural Tachycardia Orthostatic syndrome (PoTS).
I work very closely with Dr Sanjay Guptar who is a Consultant cardiologist and Heart Specialist at York teaching Hospital to treat patients, using my broad knowledge and experience in an holistic, bespoke way.
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