How can I help you improve your health?
My interest in Rheumatology was initiated very early in my career and has progressed as the necessity for early diagnosis and effective intervention through to progressive rehabilitation was evident.
I have been a member of the BSR and BHPR for many years attending conferences to keep abreast of the changes that have affected both the medical and physiotherapeutic treatment and possibilities for this cohort of patients.
My remit when asked to work at the Cheltenham Nuffield Hospital was to provide a physiotherapy service to the rheumatology patients and to bring awareness of early inflammatory arthritis to my peers to enable early diagnosis and effective treatment.
As new treatments keep patients in work, enable them to return to sporting activities and in some cases return to their previous normality, I feel it is essential that we provide the rehabilitation, joint protection advice and ergonomic assessments at the appropriate stages in the patient’s recovery.
My other passion is hydrotherapy which has been with me from my initial introduction as a student to this present day. I was fortunate enough to be trained on the six month hydrotherapy course at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases. I belong to the ATACP which keeps me up to date on the latest research and therapeutic techniques.
- Chartered Physiotherapist (1979)
- Aquatherapist (Bath 1980)
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
- Health Professions Council
- Member of BSR/BHPR
- Member of Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP)