What is your home town? Skipton

How long have you been a physio? 15 years

What made you want to become a physio? I originally studied international technology marketing with communication systems but soon realised that was not for me. I’ve always been interested in all things medical and like to know how the body works. I looked into medicine, midwifery and physio and being very much into exercise decided physio was the right path for me and I haven’t looked back!

What wold you say is your specialism? Musculoskeletal physio is my specialty but within that field I am a generalist; I just love the variety.

What do you like treating most? Everything, but if pushed to choose I’d say peripheral joints like knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, wrists…told you I liked everything 😉

What is the best thing about being a physio? Every day is different, so many different pathologies and so many different people. I love the challenge of ‘a difficult case’ and the satisfaction of helping someone to recover from their injuries/ailments and see them return to work and sport.

What are your hobbies? I’ve just taken up running which I’m loving, never thought I’d say that! I enjoy pilates, potholing and mountain biking too.

Do you have any other interests? Loads! I love spending time with my young family playing and visiting places, especially trips out in nature. I also spend a huge amount of time supporting the refugees caught up in the current crisis.

Favourite food? I adore a vegetarian thali with chapattis

If you could invite 3 people for a meal at your house, who would it be? My very close friends Em Colley (raw vegan homeopath who is truly inspirational), Very supportive friend and incredible mother Joanne Whistler who lives on a boat with her hubby and 3 children (another inspiration), and yet another incredibly inspiring and strong friend Rob Lawrie who has given up everything to support refugees fleeing death and persecution.

If you could go anywhere in the world on holiday where would it be? This one is tough. I LOVE to travel and went round the world in 2006/7. It would be wonderful to return to South America, especially Patagonia. I’d love to show the kids Galapagos and New Zealand. And as far as new places go, well the list is endless!

If you weren’t a physio, what would you like to do/be? Firefighter or independent midwife!