Sarah Roberts - Clinic Director of Active VIII
Member of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society
Member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Sarah qualified in 1995 from Brunel University with a high class 2:1 BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She was amongst the top part of her cohort in every clinical placement throughout her years at university. She undertook her degree in Physiotherapy, following a four year Batchelor of Education degree, also at Brunel University, for which she similarly acquired a high class 2:1.
Following her graduation, Sarah completed all major areas of medical and orthopaedic rotations at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, a large teaching hospital in Reading and St Mary's, London. This provided her with a solid foundation in the core areas of physiotherapy. Sarah went on to specialise in Orthopaedic Medicine and musculo-skeletal physiotherapy, taking on a senior role in this field.
Sarah became Clinic Director at Active VIII in 1999 and was simultaneously appointed Clinical Specialist at the world renowned Reading Shoulder Unit, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. This is a clinical centre of excellence in the surgical and conservative management of shoulder injuries. She worked alongside top orthopaedic surgeons, assessing patients nationwide, with a wide variety of shoulder problems. The post involved not only a clinical role, but also research into shoulder injuries and lecturing at the Shoulder Unit International Forum to over 200 world renowned specialist shoulder surgeons.
Sarah went on to further study Orthopaedic medicine and injection therapy for 2 years, obtaining her Diploma in Injection Therapy. She is an accredited member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine and Injection Therapy (ACPOM-IT). Sarah has also gained specialist training in Diagnostic Ultrasound of the shoulder.
Sarah remains in close contact with the most eminent shoulder surgeons around the country, facilitating fast track access for patients with all upper limb injuries which require this speciality.
Sarah has a wide and varied experience in sports medicine and has been lead Physiotherapist to Henley Hawks Rugby team managing their injuries and rehabilitation programme alongside their training regimes. She was Assistant England Hockey physiotherapist at training camps in the lead up to National championships/World Cup. She was assistant physiotherapist for the England Womens Hockey Veterans at the Veterans Hockey World Cup and later Physiotherapist to the England Mens Vet team at the Veteran Hockey World Cup also in Holland.
Sarah maintains her interest in sports injuries of the upper limb and continues to treat professional/elite athletes from a wide range of sports: Triathletes, Golfers, Rowers, Hockey players, polo players and tennis players.