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

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

Cathy has significant experience of working with people during and following episodes in hospital including time spent within an intensive care unit.  She has needed to work closely with anaesthetists, physicians and health professional staff within community settings to promote physical rehabilitation and mental well-being of patients in her care.

She  has a deep understanding of the anxieties and frustrations that can occur with living with respiratory conditions.  Her approach is to focus on assisting the body to find balance and ease.

Cathy has also qualified with the Lymphoedema Training Academy in lymphoedema management and Fluroscopy-Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD) ‘Fill and Flush’ technique and volunteers 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

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

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

Cathy has significant experience of working with people during and following episodes in hospital including time spent within an intensive care unit.  She has needed to work closely with anaesthetists, physicians and health professional staff within community settings to promote physical rehabilitation and mental well-being of patients in her care.

She  has a deep understanding of the anxieties and frustrations that can occur with living with respiratory conditions.  Her approach is to focus on assisting the body to find balance and ease.

Cathy has also qualified with the Lymphoedema Training Academy in lymphoedema management and Fluroscopy-Guided Manual Lymphatic Drainage (FG-MLD) ‘Fill and Flush’ technique and volunteers 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 she did her basic physiotherapy training at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust.  She 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 she has been involved in writing and contributing to various national standards and teaching and lecturing both nationally and internationally.  Her role as a specialist clinician not only enabled her to use her clinical knowledge and expert skills for direct patient care and training staff but also allowed her 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.

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

After qualifying she did her basic physiotherapy training at the Oxford Radcliffe NHS Trust.  She 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 she has been involved in writing and contributing to various national standards and teaching and lecturing both nationally and internationally.  Her role as a specialist clinician not only enabled her to use her clinical knowledge and expert skills for direct patient care and training staff but also allowed her 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.

Her earlier interest was in sport and exercise and, after graduating in 1996, she worked as a Sports Development Officer in Oxfordshire developing athletics at county and national level.  After qualifying as a Physiotherapist she was able to continue her 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