I qualified in 2000 with a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy from East London University. I worked at the Homerton Hospital, London where I quickly found my special interest in neurology and after 18 months specialised in Neurological Rehabilitation as a rotational senior physiotherapist. This included working with inpatients on the stroke unit and specialists neuro rehab unit as well as neuro community services treating various neurological conditions including stroke, head injury and Multiple Sclerosis.
After relocating to Oxford to start a family, I now have 3 lovely children and a dog, I joined the John Radcliffe Hospital Trust as part of the neurological team. It was here that my special interest in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and Falls developed. Working alongside clinical specialists in PD I began to gain expertise in the field.
In 2011, I moved to Buckinghamshire and secured a post as advanced neurophysiotherapist for the Buckshealthcare NHS Trust. This led to the fantastic opportunity of working closely with the Parkinson’s Disease Specialist Nurse, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Seating Specialists as well as developing relationships with other services in the community. My continuing experience in the field of PD has led me to understand the sheer complexity of the disease and the differing challenges faced by People with Parkinson’s. It has made me more determined to promote self awareness and strategies to help tackle these challenges.
In 2016 I attended a course to train to teach the new and inspiring PD Warrior exercise programme . It has completely changed my way of thinking about treating Parkinson’s – it is a very exciting time for exercise and Parkinson’s Disease. I am now an accredited PD Warrior Instructor and am pleased to offer the PD Power Classes based on PD Warrior concepts.
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist, a member of HCPC, CSP, ACPIN, and the PD Excellence Network for the Thames Valley. I regularly attend courses to ensure my practice is up to date with best practice and CPD.
I am a keen skier, I enjoy Nordic Walking, pretend to run, dabble in a bit of quilting and love food and cooking.
I really hope I will be able to help you with your physiotherapy needs, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss how I many be able to help you.
I also work in association with Horizon Physiotherapy, a great team of neurophysiotherapists.
For more information about their services please visit their website Horizon Physiotherapy