I graduated in 1991 from Salford School of Physiotherapy. My first job was at the Royal Oldham Hospital, Greater Manchester, where I undertook a variety of rotations.
In 1995, I moved to Huddersfield Royal infirmary to specialise in musculoskeletal problems. In 1998, I took a more senior role, where the majority of my case load was patients with back or neck problems.
In 2004 I graduated from Huddersfield University with an MSc in Advancing Clinical practice in Physiotherapy.
In 2005 I took my current NHS position as an Advanced Practitioner in Physiotherapy. This is an extended role in which I specialise in back pain. In this role, I diagnose problems as well as sending for tests, such as x-rays or MRI scans.
Throughout my career I have also done private work, both at private practices and private hospitals.
I have continued to maintain my professional development over the years with a wide variety of courses, as well as other ways of maintaining my continued professional education.
In 2006 I attended my first Sarah Key Masterclass, becoming an Accredited practitioner in 2007. I have recently completed a teaching course, to enable me to train other physiotherapists in the Sarah Key method. I have assisted Sarah on her courses and have been given an honorary lecturer position at Salford University, due to my involvement in Sarah’s work.
I have recently completed the SIRPA ™ course, this programme is based on the work of Dr John Sarno.