Having always had to rely on my body to be ‘fit-for-work’, I have a considerable amount of empathy for patients who are frustrated by injury, chronic pain or illness.
Whilst living in Cheshire I was set up in business by the Prince’s Youth Business Trust (England). Originally a dancer, I was able to become a fitness instructor, Personal Trainer and Fitness Studio Manager, thanks to their amazing support and financial backing.
I was and will continue to be, eternally grateful to this charity.
Anatomy and physiology have always fascinated me – the body is amazing! – and it was this fascination that led to me qualifying in massage and sports therapy, before relocating back to Edinburgh in 2003.
Continual training is vital in this field, as scientific research constantly pushes the boundaries of our knowledge, making us question the tried and tested ways of the past. With this in mind, I ‘re-booted’ my qualifications in 2014, gaining the certificate in Advanced Clinical Massage with the Jing Institute.
In 2017 I trained in Dry Needling and in 2018 Medical Acupuncture.
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Over the years, and let’s face it, there have been many…😉 I have trained those who ‘suffer’ from fitness-phobia, taught the under 5’s and the over 90’s and was voted one of the top 10 personal trainers in the country. I was called upon to write for various publications and have appeared on radio and TV in my capacity as a fitness consultant.
My current patient list includes desk-based workers, runners, students, and manual workers, with ages from 20-88 years young.
During the August, I love the excitement and unpredictability of the vast variety of performers, directors and annual staff of The Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, whom entrust their bodies (& voices) to me. Not seeing my regulars in 2020, due to the Covid pandemic, was a sad loss in so many ways.
I also see many for whom the public sector has not had the time to follow the healing process through to its’ fullest conclusion. For example, those with complicated syndromes of pain.
I am passionate that, with the right support and commitment from the patient, clients can go on to lead more pain-free, fulfilling lives.