The NHS was the source of my continued education once leaving university, with rotations through orthopaedic rehabilitation. ICU & vascular surgery, respiratory medicine, acute orthopaedics and finally musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I then began specialising in musculoskeletal treatment, with additional training in hand therapy and rheumatology.
In January 2019 I transitioned to private physiotherapy, with an ongoing interest in sports injuries as well as knee, shoulder and spinal conditions.
In QMU I chose to research topics such as the efficacy of manual therapy treatments, gender differences in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and the impact of core stability training on balance in athletes.
My studies in this degree included research on the placebo effect, sporting performance under mental fatigue, decision making, and the impact of sleep and stress on function.
I personally have trained and competed in multiple sports over the years such as Rowing, Rugby and Weightlifting and as such possess a practical understanding of sports related injuries. Paired with my BAP I believe that aligning the physical and mental aspects of injury and rehabilitation are crucial to recovery and injury prevention.