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Zoe Payne

Paediatric Physiotherapist

How long have you worked at Therapy Stars?

Since March 2024

Relevant Industry Experience:

I am a newly qualified Physiotherapist however, I knew straight away that I wanted to work with children and young people. Prior to joining the team, I worked as a Locum Physiotherapist at Aintree Hospital on Surgical and Medical wards.

Relevant Industry Accomplishments:

  • Level 3 & 4 Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 1 Trampolining Coaching

Relevant Industry Qualifications (including place of study):

MSc Physiotherapy from the University of Central Lancashire

What do you enjoy about your job?

Working with children and young people is so rewarding because I can see that my skills, support and advice really positively impacts their development which leaves me with a huge sense of job satisfaction.

What do you enjoy about working for Therapy Stars?

Throughout, the team have been so supportive in helping me develop the skills needed for such a highly specialised area. Each member has, in different ways, nurtured me to become more and more confident everyday!

What are your interests outside of work?

I am a keen sports person, each year I seem to start a new sport or activity! This year I plan to try out Netball or Hockey.

If you weren’t in your current job role/career, what would you be?

I am a qualified Science Teacher too so I would probably be teaching or tutoring full-time.

What is your hidden talent?

I am a very good home cook and taught myself to cook from a very young age.

Brief Biography:

I grew up in a little town called Fleet in Hampshire, where I didn’t really know what it was I wanted to do when I grew up. I moved up to Northern England to be closer to my partners side of the family which is where I ended up going into teaching.

I worked as a full-time Teacher for three years before making the decision to change careers to Physiotherapy. I still do tutoring and supply teaching when I can and I’m really looking forward to the challenge of working with children but in a new field completely.