Clinical Specialist in Upper limb Disorders BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy., BEd (Hons) Physical Education., MCSP., DipInj.Ther.,Dip Orth Med
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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 200world 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, tennis playersand club and county cricket.
Sarahs Personal Sports Profile:
Sarah's was involved in many sports including golf, hockey, swimming gymnastics at an elite level as a junior.
She is a keen skier and works out regularly both in the swimming pool and the treadmill and continues to play regular tennis, golf and cricket.
Sarah has a passion for achieving excellence for all her patients with upper limb injuries. She runs a unique "one stop" upper limb unit - "Just Shoulders", within the Active VIII clinic, ensuring access to assessment, diagnosis, scans, injection and referral to nationally acclaimed surgeons, within 24hours of referral. Referral may be self or via a GP - no issue is too small.
Sarahs Future Professional Development:
Sarah will shortly embark upon her masters in pharmacology, to allow independent prescribing rights, and enhance the effective management of upper limb injury.
Sarah launched her charity Millie’s Dream in September 2013, as a result of her daughters congenital heart and lung condition. The charities Goal was to purchase and install life saving defibrillators in all Henley’s primary and secondary schools alongside an education programme for 5 year olds to 95 year olds on how to use them and what to do in the event of sudden cardiac arrest. The public and community support has been so great the charity has expanded to out of area schools as well as town and village centres and sports clubs. To date the charity has donated 64 of these devices in the community and dreams to continue until 100 have been supplied. For further information please see the charities Facebook community page -Millie’s Dream.
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