I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2000 and have worked at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust since 2003 specialising in treating people with cardio-respiratory conditions.

My many years of clinical experience dove-tails with specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology to tailor treatment sessions to help clients move towards meaningful change.

I have significant experience of working with people during and following episodes in hospital including time spent within an intensive care unit. I have worked closely with anaesthetists, physicians and health professions within community settings to promote physical rehabilitation and mental well-being of patients in my care.

I  have a deep understanding of the anxieties and frustrations that can occur with living with long-term conditions. My approach is to focus on assisting the body to find balance and ease.

I qualified with the Lymphoedema Training Academy in lymphoedema management and Fluroscopy-Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD) ‘Fill and Flush’ technique and I volunteer at a local NHS lymphoedema service to provide treatments to a wide range of people affected by this condition.

The FG-MLD/’Fill and Flush’ technique has been developed by Professor JP Belgrado (University of Brussels). He visualised the lymphatic vessels by the use of fluoroscopy to create a system of hand movements to best move fluid within the tissues and to ensure an effective technique is used.

For more information on the training and on this technique please see www.lymph.org.uk

I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2000 and have worked at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust since 2003 specialising in treating people with cardio-respiratory conditions.

My many years of clinical experience dove-tails with specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology to tailor treatment sessions to help clients move towards meaningful change.

I have significant experience of working with people during and following episodes in hospital including time spent within an intensive care unit. I have worked closely with anaesthetists, physicians and health professions within community settings to promote physical rehabilitation and mental well-being of patients in my care.

I  have a deep understanding of the anxieties and frustrations that can occur with living with long-term conditions. My approach is to focus on assisting the body to find balance and ease.

I qualified with the Lymphoedema Training Academy in lymphoedema management and Fluroscopy-Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD) ‘Fill and Flush’ technique and I volunteer at a local NHS lymphoedema service to provide treatments to a wide range of people affected by this condition.

The FG-MLD/’Fill and Flush’ technique has been developed by Professor JP Belgrado (University of Brussels). He visualised the lymphatic vessels by the use of fluoroscopy to create a system of hand movements to best move fluid within the tissues and to ensure an effective technique is used.

For more information on the training and on this technique please see www.lymph.org.uk

After qualifying I did my basic physiotherapy training at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust. I specialised in respiratory care and went to work at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust since 2003 developing the service for cardiothoracic transplant patients. As a clinical specialist I was involved in writing and contributing to various national standards and teaching and lecturing both nationally and internationally. My role as a specialist clinician not only enabled me to use my clinical knowledge and expert skills for direct patient care and training staff but also allowed me to be a resource to support staff at other treatment centres to improve the quality of care for all patients, no matter where they were located.

My earlier interest was in sport and exercise and, after graduating in 1996, I worked as a Sports Development Officer in Oxfordshire developing athletics at county and national level. After qualifying as a Physiotherapist I was able to continue my sports interest by working as a physio with professional/semi-professional football teams and with the Great Britain Athletics team.

After qualifying I did my basic physiotherapy training at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust. I specialised in respiratory care and went to work at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust since 2003 developing the service for cardiothoracic transplant patients. As a clinical specialist I was involved in writing and contributing to various national standards and teaching and lecturing both nationally and internationally. My role as a specialist clinician not only enabled me to use my clinical knowledge and expert skills for direct patient care and training staff but also allowed me to be a resource to support staff at other treatment centres to improve the quality of care for all patients, no matter where they were located.

My earlier interest was in sport and exercise and, after graduating in 1996, I worked as a Sports Development Officer in Oxfordshire developing athletics at county and national level. After qualifying as a Physiotherapist I was able to continue my sports interest by working as a physio with professional/semi-professional football teams and with the Great Britain Athletics team.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Physiotherapy BSc (Honours 2:1) 1997-2000
University of East Anglia, Norwich UK

Sports Science BSc (Honours 2:1) 1993-1996
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Fluroscopy-Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainiage ‘Fill and Flush’ and Multi-Layer Bandaging Course
Lymphoedema Training Academy 2017

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Holder of an Enhanced Certificate of the Disclosure & Baring Service

Professional Memberships

 

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiac Rehabilitation

The British Lymphology Society