Clinical Specialist and lead for women’s & men's health
MSc Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) UK professional network
Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
I specialise in the treatment of male and female pelvic dysfunctions such as incontinence, prolapse and pain. I also have a specialist interest in the treatment of low back and pelvic pain, specifically in visceral pelvic pains such as Bladder Pain Syndrome, Endometriosis and Chronic Prostatitis.
Before I joined St Joseph’s I worked within the local NHS for eight years, which provided me with a broad treatment experience of a variety of pelvic problems in women and men of all ages. I was also able to spend five years working alongside Dr Wartan in the Chronic Pelvic Pain Multidisciplinary clinic – one of the first of its kind in the UK at that time.
I employ evidence-based physiotherapy skills and knowledge to develop an individualised rehabilitation program and have had excellent results in treating a wide range of complaints from incontinence and pelvic pain, postnatal conditions such as diastasis of the rectus abdominal muscle to relief of low back pain.
I qualified with a first class degree in physiotherapy in 2008 and achieved a first class Master’s Degree in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in 2017. I recently conducted and published research into physiotherapy treatments for bladder pain syndrome, and continue to be active within the pelvic pain research community. I am also a member of the executive team for the national professional network Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, and am a peer reviewer for their journal. Throughout the year I run continuing professional development courses for physiotherapists to learn how to treat visceral pelvic pain conditions and am a regular attendee and speaker at national and international conferences.