Physiotherapist, Sports and Strength, Conditioning Coach and Sports Massage therapist.
I am mum to Olivia and wife to Keith. We live in Hexham with our three daft spaniels. I have a background in Human Resources and Project Management and I worked for several multinational companies before (in pursuit of a better work/life balance for my family), I retrained as a physiotherapist, sports and strength and conditioning coach.
After qualifying I held a number of roles within the NHS before moving into a predominantly sports-based musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice where I gained further experience.
I have run my own small business from home for many years but it has always been my goal to develop this into a more all-encompassing model combining physiotherapy and sports performance. This reflects my belief that individuals who commit to ongoing activity will develop high quality movement patterns, improve functional strength and become robust, enhancing their resistance to fatigue and injury.
In the past I have suffered a number of sports injuries ranging from mild ankle sprains to ruptured knee ligaments and torn cartilage from a hockey accident plus a prolapsed lumbar disc. I have always taken a pro-active approach to my rehab and continued with my strength work and this helped me bounce back each time. Injuries are not the end to your sporting life, it’s the way you manage them that counts.
This philosophy is reflected in our business model which adopts a pro-active and long term approach; encompassing health, wellbeing, fitness and performance. We want to support you in achieving your goals.
In the last 10 years I have gained a range of complimentary qualifications as well as 1:1 and group coaching/teaching experience. This gives me a unique ability to deliver highly individualised physiotherapy care and performance coaching to support people to achieve their goals.
Qualifications and experience:
I try to be a good role model to my daughter, who I regularly swim, bike and run with. I have completed a range of sporting events such as the Rat Race Coast 2 Coast two day challenge (running, cycling and kayaking a total of 105 miles), a 24hr endurance ride, a 39 mile ultra-marathon in the Lake District and a number of triathlons up to middle distance. My focus for the coming year is to establish Your Optimal Performance and “keep my hand in” by racing a couple of middle distance triathlons!