I qualified in the early 80’s, and initially specialised in treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. After years of manipulating and mobilising patients I began to develop a real interest in the treatment of pelvic floor and continence problems.
Currently I combine working as a clinical lead and continence specialist physiotherapist in the NHS with independent work.
Although my children are both adults, I can clearly remember the ups and downs of pregnancy, the mixed experience of delivering large babies into the world and the shock of trying to return to aerobic classes with a very weak pelvic floor! In more recent years I’ve had abdominal surgery, breast cancer and worked my way through the menopause.
The combination of life experiences along with my professional knowledge helps me to both empathise with, and empower, the women I treat.
We know pelvic floor physiotherapy works! Gaining bladder control and having a supportive pelvic floor is the gateway for women to be able to engage in exercise. Here at PlusHealth I work with a team of physios with a passion for Pilates. The classes offered focus on core strength is are the perfect way to encourage pelvic floor activation.
I’ve stepped into the world of being a grandparent which is just fabulous. It’s also really good to hand them back and escape out into the Yorkshire Dales for a long country walk and a pub lunch with my husband.