Health, Wellbeing, Performance
I'm a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Sport, Exercise and Women's Health. With 25 + years experience. I support women through 1:1 consultations, Masterclasses, written pieces and speaking events, helping them stay pain free, energised and active.
Aussie born and British based, I’ve been a Chartered Physiotherapist for over 25 years. I specialise in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy for women and teenage girls.
Qualifications, experience, research
After studying for my primary degree in Physiotherapy (University of Queensland, 1995), I worked in the NHS and private sector in Australia and the UK, as well as for local and national track and field, swimming, netball, hockey, tennis and rugby teams. I completed my Masters in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University (2011), which included research on how to best support women in maintaining and improving joint, muscle and wider health and physical activity at key life stages.
I led the University of Bristol Sports Medicine Clinic for many years, working with students, the wider public, including national and international athletes across numerous sports.
As an active mum of 2 sporty kids, a runner, swimmer, gym enthusiast and tennis player, I understand the demands on your body and time. I'm keen to share my knowledge and expertise to manage pain, injuries and the unique musculo-skeletal health issues women face.
I'm HCPC registered, and member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine and Physios in Sport. I'm also registered with some insurance companies e.g. AXA PPP, WPA, Simply Health.
Live online classes to support and empower women. These Masterclasses give sport, exercise and health care professionals with credible, up to date information on physical health, wellbeing and performance. Recording sent to all who register.
Next 2 masterclasses
Friday 3rd November, 1pm
Breast health and bras - what women need to know - a collaborative event with Posture Fitting Physio
Friday 17th November, 1pm
Solving women's achilles tendon pain
Details released shortly - be in the know, join the waitlist!
I speak at women's health and sports events. Previous engagements include:
UK National Running Show, the Great Run Series
Health conferences for the NHS, Police force and Met Police, University College London, University of Bristol
Enterprise Nation, Legal and Insurance Companies
Talking Menopause, Feisty Menopause Conferences and Podcast
Postgraduate academic teaching: University of Bristol, University of the West of England, Avon GP Education, Physios in Sport
Women's Institute groups, running and tennis clubs
If you would like to engage me as a speaker, please contact me.
I have links with Specialist Medical Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, including Dietitians, Nutritionists and other specialist Physios, Pilates Instructors and Personal Trainers. I can help guide you to health and exercise professionals if needed.
I work with Talking Menopause, which engages, educates and supports menopause in the workplace. As an active supporter of the Menopause Charity , I contribute to their blogs and resources. I have close ties this This Mum Runs, presenting on their brilliant Run30 App and blog series.