While training as a British Horse Society Instructor, Helen discovered the role physiotherapists had in keeping her equine athletes at the peak of their fitness and decided to make a career change.
Qualifying from St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1979 she completed her junior training at University College Hospital and then took up a senior post in orthopaedic rehabilitation in Bristol.
Following a move to Gloucestershire, Helen went into private practice and was able to include the treatment of injured horses and greyhounds in her daily routine!
A short career break and two children later, Helen undertook a four-year research study into falls in the elderly then returned to private practice where her specialist interests encompass any musculo-skeletal problems causing pain or poor function (particularly shoulders and knees), sports injuries in both children and adults and pre- or post-orthopaedic surgery.
Throughout her career, Helen has worked closely with consultants, GP’s and other health professionals to ensure the best outcome for her patients.
Helen is Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council; a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; a certified Kinesio Taping specialist; Modified Pilates-trained with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute; trained in Functional Movement Screening and a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Electrotherapy (ACPIE).