I’m originally from a small town called Dudley in the West Midlands, England. My passion within the health industry stems from the many injuries sustained as a competitive gymnast for over 10 years, which led me to the completion of my degree, BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation at The University of Worcester, UK. From there I started my career as a sports therapist and rehabilitator working alongside a semi-professional soccer team and rugby union team. I gained plenty of hands on experience working alongside these two teams, I also managed a sports rehabilitation clinic, where I worked alongside an insurance company providing hands on treatments, rehabilitation and discharge advice.
I then decided I couldn’t cope with the awful cold English weather and decided to pack up and start a new adventure down under. Apart from helping to fix bodies, I also enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, in particular camping and 4WDing. When I’m not adventuring somewhere new I also like to participate in Pilates, spending time with friends, socializing and watching sport.
My areas of specialist are sporting injuries of all backgrounds, Road traffic accidents and headaches/migraines.
My qualifications are:
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation – Educated with skills in the appropriate management and rehabilitation of athletes suffering from Sporting Injuries and other conditions. These may include traumatic injuries and the broad ranging effects of overuse, with the knowledge and skills to assess the sports injuries on the musculoskeletal system, and physical performance – With the prescription of exercise programmes for effective, correctional and rehabilitation purposes.
Diploma Remedial Massage Therapy – Is a treatment modality that manipulates the soft tissues of the body including movement for a specific therapeutic effect, rather than a general therapeutic effect. It uses relevant techniques, lubricants and movements according to the client’s needs and response. This leads to the healing process, which begins at the cellular level aiding soft tissues in repairing, restoring functional integrity and adapting back to health.
Diploma Nutritional Therapy – Specialized in Antioxidants and nutritional deficiencies, with knowledge and understanding on the protection and prevention of chronic diseases, structuring consultations and nutritional program’s effectively. Specifically designed with the inclusion of super foods and addressing specific deficiencies.
Qualified Dry Needling -, This involves inserting an acupuncture needle into a trigger point and is typically used to treat the pain associated with injuries. A trigger point is a tender spot in a tight band of muscle which causes pain when pressed or squeezed.
Qualified Vacuum Cupping Therapy – This is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin; practitioners believe this mobilizes blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using mechanical devices (hand or electrical pumps). Through suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup can be left in a single position or used to glide around the skin. It is used to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.
Diploma in Pilates Instruction – this diploma enables me to induct and assess clients requiring postural assessments and low risk rehabilitation; prepare and instruct studio and mat work private, semi-private and group classes; and equip me with postural correction for pregnancy and the aging, as well as contribute to physical exercise within the community.