BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC registered, MAACP
I am a qualified, highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. My special areas of interest are rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal disorders, management of pain, running injuries and rugby injuries.
B.Sc. (Hons) Physiotherapy - Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh
I graduated from Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1994. My first job in Edinburgh gave me experience in a wide range of physiotherapy areas. I then chose to specialise in musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy which I have continued since 1998.
I have worked in a variety of outpatient settings within the NHS for over 25 years, in Edinburgh, London, Aberdeen and Tayside.
I worked at GSK Montrose as onsite physiotherapist, which has gave me valuable experience of occupational physiotherapy within an industrial setting.
I have worked as a first contact physiotherapist in the NHS for 2 sessions a week for 2 years.
I am the physiotherapist for Montrose Rugby club and Montrose Roselea football club, treating the members injuries and supporting their rehabilitation.
I have developed an interest in treating running injuries in the last 2 years.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
I am committed to continuing my professional development and keeping up to date with evidenced based practice.
I have been involved in and chaired the Tayside acupuncture practice development group since it started which includes a variety of professionals. This has involved organising courses and continuing professional development opportunities, along with standardising the guidelines for use of acupuncture. I am a member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.
I have completed post graduate education and courses in: clinical decison making for musculoskeletal physiotherapists masters module; movement dysfunction of the lumbar spine, pelvis, neck and shoulder; Jeremy Lewis' and Jo Gibson shoulder courses; Society of Orthopaedic Medicine peripheral modules; myofascial release; acupuncture; adverse neural tension; Mulligan's mobilsation with movement course; muscle energy techniques; various knee, strapping and foot biomechanic courses; neck rehabilitation; running repairs; hip tendinopathy; treatment of patellofemoral pain; explain pain; motivational interviewing and good conversations; AHP leadership.