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UK-trained Calgary physiotherapist

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I am a UK-trained physiotherapist with many years of experience operating private physiotherapy practices in the UK and Canada.  I am a registered member of Physiotherapy Alberta College & Association and Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Background

Originally from England, I have lived in Calgary since 2012.  From an early age, I had a keen interest in horse riding and competition.  An occupational hazard of this sport is that I suffered several injuries which is where my interest in injury management, fitness and physiotherapy began.  Initially I worked as a Sports Massage Therapist and later trained to be a Sports Therapist, treating many professional/elite athletes and professional sports teams.  However I craved in-depth knowledge to resolve more complex cases which led me to complete two degrees in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy.  I still have an insatiable drive for finding solutions for complex conditions through research.  I pride myself in finding solutions for my patients however unusual their presentation is.  I am constantly upgrading my skills and post-grad qualifications.

Professional experience

In the UK I worked for the West Midlands Police (the second largest force in the UK) to set up its physiotherapy service to provide effective treatments for their officers/staff and support them in getting back to work quickly following injuries.  I have also consulted for numerous companies on occupational injuries and provided workshops for their staff to help reduce workplace injures. Here is a selection of professional teams, elite athletes, musicians and stage performers I have worked with:
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Canadian Judo Silver Medalist (66kg Masters)
  • Double Canadian U16/U18 Judo Champion (63kg)
  • Birmingham City Football Club
  • Warwickshire County Cricket Club
  • Birmingham Bullets Basketball Team
  • All England Netball team
  • Pertemp Bees Rugby team
  • Birchfield Harriers Athletics Club
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (incl guest conductors / artists)
  • Kokuma Dance Theatre Company
  • Peak Practice (UK TV Program)
  • The King and I Stage Show
  • Les Misérables Stage Show
  • Mike & the Mechanics Tour

Education / Training (Selection)

Degrees
  • BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy - University of Birmingham
  • BSc(Hons) Rehabilitation Science - University of Wolverhampton
Post-grad qualifications

Personal interests

When not working, I have travelled extensively, volunteered in a children’s hospital in Shanghai and sailed competitively.  I love the outdoors and water, love to hike, outrigger, swim, yoga, bike and cross country ski.
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