Rachel qualified as a physiotherapist in 1989 and began her career in the NHS gaining a broad experience in the field of physiotherapy. She worked in a number of large teaching hospitals including Nottingham City Hospital, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Northern General Hospital Sheffield and the John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford all of which ensured she was under the supervision of many highly skilled physiotherapists and doctors. Further afield, she worked at The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, a large teaching hospital in Sydney Australia.
Rachel further enhanced her skills through attaining a Masters degree in Sports Science (MSc) at Loughborough University. Her MSc gave her extensive experience with sports injuries and movement dysfunction. It was while studying for her Masters that her fascination in what makes the body function efficiently and work more effortlessly began.
Rachel utilised her studies clinically while gaining invaluable experience at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where she was a Superintendent Physiotherapist for the physiotherapy out-patient department. As part of her role she was the Upper Limb Clinical Specialist which involved working closely with the Orthopaedic Consultants Stuart Hay and Cormac Kelly. One of her achievements included the implementation and staffing of physiotherapy clinics within fracture and orthopaedic clinics.
She has also run clinics at the Shrewsbury Club, formerly the Welti Health and Fitness club.
Rachel’s approach is to keep health simple!
Firstly, identify which muscle groups are weak or tight and which joints are overloaded.
Secondly establish why this is happening and then draw up a treatment plan to help reverse the imbalance.
Thirdly having achieved a greater balance in the workings of the muscles and joints, a maintenance programme can be established. Making small changes throughout daily life allows your body to move more effortlessly and efficiently. Keep it simple!