How long have you worked at Therapy Stars?
From September 2022
Relevant Industry Experience:
I spent 3 years as a qualified physiotherapist specialising in community rehabilitation and neurology. My experience also includes being the lead physiotherapist for Edinburgh University’s Rugby Club.
I have completed a Paediatric Physiotherapy training programme through Therapy Stars which covers a huge range of treatment and equipment options as well as information about different diagnoses. I have also attended courses in Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Therapy and Functional Electrical Stimulation.
Relevant Industry Accomplishments:
Started working during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Set up and piloted a green health prescription project, incorporating nature and the outdoors into the rehab of patients.
Managed a team of 50+ athletes in the rehab and recovery of a variety of sports injuries.
Relevant Industry Qualifications (including place of study):
BSc (hons) at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I love helping people reach their goals through functional activity and making each treatment individual to each client. I enjoy getting to know my clients and understanding what makes them individual and unique.
What do you enjoy about working for Therapy Stars?
I have just started at Therapy Stars but have already got a sense that my colleagues are a very passionate and supportive group of people who are always striving to push the business forward with the clients at the heart of everything.
What are your interests outside of work?
I love rugby both watching and playing the sport. I also love being outdoors, travelling and spending time with family and friends (preferably where food is involved).
If you weren’t in your current job role/career, what would you be?
A PE teacher or sports coach probably. Although, I changed my mind so often growing up and there was even a time I wanted to do interior design.
What is your hidden talent?
I am creative and enjoy painting and upcycling clothes when I get the chance, I also enjoy playing any kind of sport, not just rugby and will give anything a go.
I grew up in Edinburgh and lived there until moving north to Aberdeen for University. After university, I went travelling to Fiji where I volunteered as a youth and sports coach. I got the opportunity to play lots of rugby, volleyball and immerse myself in the beautiful island culture- even bumping into the odd shark and turtle when swimming in the reef!
After coming back from Fiji, I settled back into working life in Edinburgh as a rotational physiotherapist. I have completed rotations in; physio@home, cardiac rehabilitation, neurological inpatient rehab and neuro rehab outpatients. Alongside this I worked as a physiotherapist for the Edinburgh University Men’s Rugby club treating various injuries.
I have since made the move down to Chester to start work with the Therapy Stars team!