Kelly qualified from King’s College London with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 1999. Since then she has worked in both NHS and private practices, and has developed her treatment skills to include both manual and exercise therapy. This provides patients with a well-rounded approach to pain relief, recovery and injury prevention.
Kelly believes that treatment works best as a collaboration between therapist and patient to achieve that individual’s goal, whether it be to return to work, sport or to run around after the kids. Her clinical background includes the treatment of a wide range of conditions including neck, back and joint pains; sports injuries; rehabilitation post musculoskeletal surgery and the treatment of complaints such as arthritis. Kelly also has a special interest in treating upper limb restrictions following breast cancer treatment and has completed a number of courses in that area including a breast cancer care Masters module at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London.
Outside of work Kelly has a young family so understands the time constraints we can all face when seeking out treatment and looking after ourselves. Kelly likes to keep fit with Pilates and is a keen dancer.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy (in this case orthopaedic) is a science-based profession designed to help restore movement and function for somebody affected by injury, disability or illness.
It takes a whole person approach to health and wellbeing, including patient’s activities and general lifestyle.
A physiotherapist will use a variety of techniques including massage techniques, movement, exercise, education and advice.
What conditions may be seen by a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapy (orthopaedic) is widely recognised for its success in treating a variety of musculoskeletal problems:
• Migraine and headaches
• Frozen and stiff shoulders
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Sports injuries
• Knee and hip problems
• Arthritic pain and stiffness
• Trapped nerves
• Leg pain and sciatica
• Ankle and foot problems
• Whiplash injuries
• Tennis elbow and wrist pain
• Post-surgical rehabilitation
Who is Physiotherapy suitable for?
Physiotherapists may help, adults, the elderly or disabled , pregnant women as well as athletes.
What happens when I see a Physiotherapist?
On your first appointment a case history will be taken, and a physical assessment performed. As part of the physical examination, you may be asked to remove some outer clothing and do a few simple movements. This will provide an overall impression of your posture and build and highlight areas of stiffness and pain. After a thorough assessment, the Physiotherapist will explain what he or she believes to be causing your symptoms and will proceed to your first treatment. Problems that have been going on for several months or years are likely to need a series of treatments over several weeks, whereas those which have just developed can often be resolved within a few sessions.