I graduated in 1994 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster. I worked in several hospitals and clinics before arriving in Basingstoke in 1997 to work at the North Hampshire Hospital. In 2001 I joined The Hampshire Clinic and am proud to have spent nearly 15 years there as Clinical Lead/Deputy Manager. Now, after more than 25 years as a Physiotherapist, almost entirely based in Basingstoke, ‘PK Physio’ is my first solo venture. I hope to use the experience I have gained to provide patients with the services they expect and deserve.
My speciality is musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy which can involve anything from headaches to toe pain and anything in between. I completed an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2001 which involved clinical placements and examination by some of the most renowned clinicians of the time. I have been a member of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (MACP) since 1998 – a group promoting excellence in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. In 2015 I was awarded an MA in Applied Professional Research for my study into the treatment of ‘Frozen Shoulder’. I have competed at international level in Basketball, the highlight being a Commonwealth Championship bronze medal in 1991. My sporting experience helps me understand the frustration of being limited by pain or injury.
Keeping Up To Date
Physiotherapy practice is continuously evolving. How I keep up to date with developments has changed massively in even the last 5 years. An interesting fact is that currently it takes approximately 17 years for new research knowledge to filter through to practice. However, this can be shortened to weeks or even days if you follow the right people on social media platforms like Twitter. When new research is published, those with a special interest in the area share this information almost immediately. This is a great way to keep up to date with new developments to improve the service I offer to patients.