So when I’m not in the outdoors having fun I work as a Physiotherapist based in the Lake District. I have spent many years specialising in Critical care medicine and in head and neck surgery but due to pressures and that constant reminder that life is too short I took the plunge and completely changed my work direction. I decided it was time for a new challenge and started working in Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal outpatients within the NHS. For a few years I loved the direction I was going in but still felt I was missing something.
To the shock of most of those around me, I left my job and moved to the Lake District. I completed a MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy where I was able to complete some research on fell running injuries and started working in the world of sport. I loved the flexibility it gave me and most of all, I spent most days with like minded runners of all abilities and outdoor enthusiasts. Mid 2021 I decided to further my knowledge and skills by taking up a lecturing post at the University of Central Lancashire and working privately in my own time. I hope to inspire and enthuse the next generation of Physiotherapists.
Over the years as a sporting enthusiast I have experienced my fair share of niggles and injuries and feel I have an in-depth and personal insight in to life as an athlete injured and what that means to us. As a result of this personal relationship with running I strive to find the most recent research findings about injury management and prevention to ensure I can be the best Physio I can be. I still have a lot to learn but this is what makes being a Physiotherapist an amazing career as things are always changing and research is always progressing our understanding and knowledge.
I created this blog to share sporting adventures, to provide some evidenced based information for others and, to offer a Physiotherapy service. I hope you find it informative and helpful and if you require any further information please see my home page for contact details.