Fiona qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1986 from Nottingham School of Physiotherapy. She worked within the NHS in various posts until 1992, when she moved to the National Sports Centre, Bisham Abbey. By this time, she was involved at national level with the British Paralympic team and attended Paralympic Games in Seoul, Barcelona and Atlanta in addition to other championships around the world. These experiences served to consolidate her practice into musculoskeletal and sports medicine and drive her passion to enhance the body’s healing ability to high levels of performance and function.
In 1994, Fiona travelled to New Zealand to study at the world-famous McKenzie Institute, achieving her Diploma in the April of that year. The McKenzie method is a much researched and validated system of treatment for back, neck and joint pain, which is based on movement analysis and self-treatment using the patient’s own posture and movement to rapidly resolve and prevent further bouts of disability and pain. This puts the patient at the heart of their treatment and enables them to take control of their problem and avoid long expensive courses of treatment. Fiona passionately believes in the body’s ability to heal and correct, given suitable and consistent loading strategies. The majority of patients treated within the practice achieve their potential within 3-4 visits. Fiona is one of around 25 Physiotherapists in the UK to hold the diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and has treated patients from around the country who are looking to take control of their joint problems. She was also a member of the UK Teaching Faculty for 10 years and remains Associate Faculty.
Throughout the years, Fiona has also practised Acupuncture and uses this widely for pain relief, alongside other treatments. She is also a Bowen Practitioner (further information regarding this gentle, effective and unusual therapy can be found by following the link on the links page). Fiona has had some success in treating hay fever, bed wetting, sinus problems and M.E, as well as many resistant joint problems.
Fiona is skilled in all aspects of rehabilitation, whether you are a highly performing sportsperson or just wanting to maximise your own potential. She is experienced in manual therapy, manipulation and clinical Pilates as well as all aspects of strengthening, flexibility and conditioning.
Fiona is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, The Organisation of Physiotherapists in Private Practice (Physiofirst), The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, The McKenzie Institute, The Bowen Therapist’s Register and The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine. She is able to treat patients covered by all major Health Insurers including BUPA and AXA PPP