Extended Scope Physiotherapist
I am an Extended Scope Physiotherapist working in Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Upper Limb clinics. My job role is the assessment and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions including upper limb specific orthopaedic patients.
I qualified in 1991 in Newcastle with a BSc in Physiotherapy with Combined Studies and have spent the majority of my career in Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have a Diploma in Injection Therapy (2003), Independent and Supplementary Prescribing qualification (2016) and a range of post graduate qualifications and courses in physiotherapy including acupuncture and shoulder rehabilitation.
I have worked in the Trust since April 2000 and have worked with upper limb orthopaedics specifically since March 2015. I have also spent 12 seasons with a local rugby team providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills to players as well as being involved with female regional rugby team and have a special interest in sports injuries and upper limb conditions.