1) Could you tell us a little about your career and areas of expertise/interest? 

I am a Women’s health and Musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has worked for nearly two decades helping people achieve their goals.

My passion is helping women through pregnancy and beyond and also the journey of back pain and how exercise rehabilitation can be the change.

 

2) What drew you to this line of work/research in the first place? 

I was fortunate to work with specialist physiotherapists early in my career both in Sydney and in London, who were truly inspirational.

After the birth of my 3 boys I was extremely passionate about helping women in this space, returning them to work pain free and helping them to reach their exercise goals.

 

3) How do you look after your own physical and mental wellbeing?

Habits and routine are so necessary for me. I love pilates which makes it easy to attend and I also enjoy running with my friends. My boys keep me active too!

 

4) Do you have a favourite post-workout cafe?

Somewhere in the sun with  good coffee and a good friend.

 

5) What is one thing you wish people knew about wellbeing? 

It can mean something different to everyone! And that’s okay!

 

6) What is one of the most ridiculous things you’ve read or seen about wellbeing that you know to be untrue?

High intensity workouts can damage your joints and weaken your pelvic floor. This is simply untrue!

 

7) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or websites on health or wellbeing that you’d recommend?

I love what Noom is doing with their app. Lots of great tips and tricks based on evidence based psychology on how to achieve health and fitness goals.

 

8) What is your top tip for living a healthy and happy life? 

Prioritise yourself first and really work out what makes you feel good. Reward yourself often and smile more. Your brain will believe you are happy if you do!