MEET THE TEAM

ABOUT US

A bit about me, 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.

My name is Scarlett, I’m a Graduate Sports Therapist from Leeds Beckett University. I also have an undergraduate degree (2:1) in Sports Coaching and Physical Education. Since graduating I have worked in a variety of environments including, Grassroots football as part of my placement. Bradford Bulls as an Assistant Sports Therapist for the 2020/21 season, Leeds United Foundation as an Assistant Physiotherapist and I am currently working at Huddersfield Giants as the Scholarship Therapist. 

Outside of work I am a keen rower! I have been training and competing in Rowing for 10 years, if I could live on/by the water I would. I grew up around water sports and just can’t get enough of them! 

Due to previous injuries and being a qualified Level 2 Rowing coach I know how frustrating it can be to halt any progress within sport or in daily life. This is why one of my main goals as a Sports Therapist is to get people back into sport and normal daily activities as quickly and safely as possible.  With the experience I have gained so far I can provide deep tissue massage, sports massage (including different techniques such as trigger point therapy, PNF stretches and METS), mobilisations as well as prescribing exercises for patients to do away from the clinic to help aid progress and return to a healthy way of living.