For as long as I can remember, I have always been a sports fanatic, from playing sport to watching it. This was where my fascination with the body and understanding how it functions started. Due to my active childhood, Physiotherapy was an obvious career choice for me, but the path was cemented when I had first hand experience of the positive impact that a physiotherapist could have on somebody’s life.
When I was younger, my grandma suffered a fall and subsequently had to undergo surgery. During her rehabilitation I was able to see the difference the physiotherapist had on every stage of her recovery, and gaining her independence once again. I would come home from school to catch the therapist in time to watch how they worked, and always had lots of questions to ask! The next stop was my work-experience placement at college… The Courtyard Clinic… I was sold.
After qualifying I found myself where I wanted to be, in the community. Due to the diversity of the patients, no two days are ever the same when it comes to treating people within their own homes. From neurological conditions, respiratory, orthopaedics, falls, the list goes on. I enjoy the challenge of adapting each treatment and making them relevant to real life situations, in order to gain the best results throughout their rehabilitation. My motivation is seeing my patient’s achieve their goals, build on their self-esteem and start looking at their long term conditions with a positive attitude.
I am always keen to develop my skills further and I am especially interested in how the body adapts from the complexity of neurological conditions. When it comes to physiotherapy there is always something new to learn.