Helen qualified in 1990 from the University of Liverpool ( MCSP, SRP, Grad Dip Phys) and has since been working within the NHS, in the University Hospitals of Leicester. She has worked in Private Practise for the last 26 years, treating all musculoskeletal presenting problems.
She joined the ‘Leicester Sports Medicine Clinic’ in August 2004, having a specialist interest in the treatment and management of patients with shoulder and elbow problems.
In the NHS she currently practices as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist ( ESP) working within the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy team. She works within the Emergency Department minor injuries unit and Elective Orthopaedic outpatient clinics.
Helens clinical background is an extensive experience working within Fracture clinic and Orthopaedics, Emergency Acute Minor Injuries, Sports medicine and Musculoskeletal Paediatrics at the University Hospitals of Leicester.
Helen has a special interest in the assessment and management of patients presenting with shoulder and elbow dysfunction, particularly injuries related to rotator cuff injuries, shoulder instability and shoulder dislocation. Her current practise in the elective Orthopaedic shoulder clinics involves examination and diagnostic skills, resulting in the decision making of patients ongoing care management. This may be conservative or surgical intervention.
Helen has experience working alongside the Leicester Tigers Rugby Club Physiotherapy team.
Helen has a keen interest in research and audit, being currently both leading and being involved in numerous NHS research studies. Helen has presented the findings of such studies nationally, and they are now being used to support service development and research in this area.