MCSP; HPC member; Grad Dip Phys; APSKM; AACP; Physio First Member; Dip Tui Na
I am a passionate enthusiastic Chartered Physiotherapist with over 26 years in practice.
I trained at St Mary’s Hospital, London, graduating in 1985 and worked in the NHS for around 10 years. I completed junior and senior rotational posts in several hospitals in London, before deciding to gain specialist experience in Neurology. I went on to work at The National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery in 1987 and then gained a Superintendent post at Battle Hospital, Reading, heading up the Neurological Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy Unit. In 1991 I moved to The Royal Berks where I was Superintendent Physiotherapist in charge of Acute Medicine and Surgery/Neurology wards, which enabled me to further expand my clinical expertise.
I married in 1991 and worked part time in the NHS and private sector whilst my two young daughters were growing up. I then worked freelance in neurology/musculoskeletal private practice before establishing The Howard Clinic in January 2006.
I have studied a foundation course in Acupuncture, and I gained a diploma in Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) in 2011. I have also gained status as an Accredited Practitioner In The Sarah Key Method, which has been of enormous value in treating back conditions.
I hold monthly Physiotherapy training meetings to share our knowledge and maintain high standards of clinical practice.
I am immensely proud to have such a great team to work with, and our diverse skill mix allows us to offer our patients a wide variety of treatment options to maximize recovery from injuries and illness.
I am a passionate horse rider and enjoy competing in dressage on a super thoroughbred “Buddy” who Ioan. As a member of both Hurst and Wokingham & Bearwood riding clubs I combine my hobby with my profession, working with riders both individually, as well as running “Back Fit for Equestrians” courses at my clinic.