I graduated in 1986 and achieved my Masters in Manipulative Therapy in 2000. After three years working in the NHS I joined the Physio Therapy Centre in 1989 so I have been helping those in pain for over 25 years using my training and experience to treat all the myriad of different conditions that we see.
I regard myself as a specialist in pain science and in all neuro-musculo-skeletal matters. If it hurts when you move it and even if doesn't then I am interested in how I can help you! Today my workload comprises mainly of low back pain but also includes neck pain, spinal pain, knees, shoulders, hips ...the list goes on. I also have an interest in patients suffering with dizziness.
Continual professional development (CPD) is very important to us all and I do at least 150 hours of CPD per year attending conferences, direct or e-learning, in service training, article writing, editoring and being on the executive of Physio First. I was the secretary for the Sussex Manual Therapy group for 11 years organising lectures and courses for the physiotherapists of Sussex.
I was a clinical educator for the University of Brighton for 10 years, overseeing Masters students during their clinical placements, and an examiner for both the University and for the Manipulative Association of Chartered Physiotherapy (MACP), where I am also a member.
My other memberships include the International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP), the Physiotherapy Pain Association(PPA), Chartered Physiotherapist in Sports Medicine(CPSM) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Occupational Health(ACPOH).
I sit on the executive of Physio First and have been an active member since 2000. I have been the editor of In Touch since 2012, which is the Journal of Physio First that represents 3500 private physiotherapists. and I am a member of the Physio First Research and Development team.
I have lectured to many groups and especially to local GP’s to keep them informed on current physiotherapy practices.