Becky graduated from The University of Southampton in 2004 and after completing her junior rotations within the NHS, she specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy working in both London NHS Trusts and in private practice. More recently, Becky has undergone post graduate training in pelvic health physiotherapy and has developed a special interest within this field. She splits her time between working for the NHS and at the Waldegrave Clinic.
Becky has completed her Pilates instructor training and acupuncture qualifications which she uses regularly in her treatment of musculoskeletal and pelvic health conditions.
I chose to become a physiotherapist because…
Being a dancer from a young age, I learned to appreciate how incredible the human body is. I was lucky enough not to sustain too many injuries but when I did, I realised the impact that physiotherapy can have from a patient’s perspective.
What has surprised me most about my profession
The constantly evolving evidence based research behind treatment for conditions that we see within the profession. You will never feel like you know it all as the evidence is always changing which I love.
The unexpected hurdles I have had to face
Teaching patients to be patient with their body when undergoing physio as quick fixes don’t always happen. I believe a good physio works with the normal healing functions of the body to optimise movement, help control pain, improve flexibility or strength, and allow the body to move more normally – but this can take time. Educating patients and setting out expectations regarding their recovery is key for this.
The unexpected benefits I have enjoyed
Being able to live and work abroad as a physiotherapist, Sydney being the highlight!
My most momentous moment
Being pregnant and giving birth to my children. Again, yet another reminder to me of how completely amazing the human body is and consequently setting me off on a new pathway in my career within pelvic health.
A glimpse of wisdom I can offer about health/ the body
All activity, even if it is just a small amount can make a big difference to your body. Choose something you enjoy as you’re more likely to stick with it.
Outside of work
Spending time with my family and friends outside in the fresh air or over great food and wine makes me so happy. And a good gym session always sets me up for the day!
What will always bring a smile to my face?!
Within work, hearing what a positive impact I have made on someone’s life through advice and treatment.
Out of work, that first morning on holiday when you open your curtains to an amazing sunny view – this has got to be one of the best feelings ever and always brings a smile to my face!