I have years of experience in rehabilitating people back into their lives and improving quality of life in people who have various musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, as well as improving balance, mobility and working in multidisciplinary teams with other medical professionals.
3 year general BSc degree completed in 2012 and a 4 year Professional BSc (Physiotherapy) degree completed in 2016 (both from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa). Chartered Physiotherapist with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and registered with the United Kingdom Health and Care Professions Council. I have also completed courses in Rigid strapping, Kinesiotape, Dry Needling, Basic and Immediate life support.
What kind of Physio are you?
I’m the kind of Physiotherapist that assesses and intervenes from a goal-oriented perspective to help people get back to living their lives, as best as possible, without pain. This is done with a professional, firm, empathetic and friendly approach.
The most challenging case to treat
The most challenging case I’ve come across was in rural South Africa and involved someone who had a visual impairment, could not walk at all, had severe dementia and intense pain radiating through all of their limbs after 20 years of receiving no major input for several medical issues.
What is the most common advise you give to your patients?
Like a Doctor prescribes medication to aid in your recovery and you take them as indicated, the same principle applies to exercises given to do at home from a Physiotherapist. They are a vital part of your recovery as Physiotherapy sessions alone are not enough to get you back to where you need to be.
What makes a good physiotherapist?
I think a really good Physiotherapist is someone who listens to their patients, ensures that therapy is patient-centred, is dedicated to constant development, and acknowledges that there is always something new to learn regardless of experience level.