As physiotherapists we work very much with how the body moves. This means we are able to take advantage of magical means and use online remote consultations to continuing seeing our patients. Emily Rule and I have been working with a few people already over different video platforms and have found it to be a great medium. Patients have reported back saying how helpful they have found the sessions.
Rather than being in the same room as our patients, we can see you over the internet, rather like GPs are doing with their Q-Doc service. We are able to take a good history, hear your story of the problems you are facing and then decide what examination needs to be done. Even in clinic without putting our hands on you, most of our assessment is done looking at how you move, carry yourself and how you tell us that feels. Over the screen we can look at your strength and range of movements by clearly instructing you. We can work out a solution together and, as you already know, exercises to strengthen, move and gain confidence are the mainstay of treatment. We can therefore help you find the solutions, demonstrate the best movement and exercises and watch as you learn how to work with them. We can then follow this up later as we would normally do in clinic.
Also Emily can offer one to one, one to two Pilates and possibly a video Pilates group if there was interest.
Please do get in touch with the clinic if you would like to discuss the remote consultation option or if you need general advice.
Sarah qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1986 from Bath School of Physiotherapy and has worked in both the NHS and private practice since. This has meant a wealth of experience including orthopaedic and musculoskeletal medicine at the Middlesex Hospital and Peterborough Hospitals, cardiac and respiratory medicine at the Royal Brompton Hospital and a great stint on an exchange programme to Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia where she learnt, amongst other things, to plaster broken limbs!
She has continued training since qualification, particularly in headache and migraine management, back and shoulder pain, running and other sporting injuries. She is qualified in acupuncture as an adjunct to Physiotherapy as well as being a qualified Pilates practitioner. Sarah has particularly enjoyed and benefited from her studying with the leading elite performance movement and rehabilitation consultant, Joanne Elphinstone, during JEMS training. As Joanne says “The most enduring relationship of your life is the one that you have with your body.”
When working with patients, whether they are young or old, lead a sporting or more sedentary lifestyle, Sarah aims to restore movement and function to their fullest potential.
“Often we are in pain or not performing well physically, maybe through injury, surgery, changes in lifestyle or in activity such as in Spring when we start gardening in earnest or when stepping up that running when training for a marathon! I use hands on physiotherapy alongside exercise to improve movement and help restore confidence in the body and its abilities. It is such a privilege to be able to help people enjoy their lives to the full.”
Sarah has lived and worked in the Stamford area for 27 years. Her proudest achievement is raising 2 children, both now living in London and pursuing their own careers. When not working she can be found enjoying theatre, film, books and knitting! She keeps fit with running, walking and gym sessions and is a “shout it from the rooftops” advocate for parkrun, regularly running or marshalling at the Rutland Water parkrun.
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – No. 45662
- Member of the Health and Care Professions Council – PH36264
- Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
- Headache and Migraine – https://watsonheadache.com/
- JEMS – http://www.jemsmovement.com/