As our team has grown over the last year or so, we thought it would be a great time to introduce you to the team that we have to help you, re-introducing the more familiar faces and welcoming the new ones!
Today we meet Graduate Sports Therapist & Pilates Instructor, Francesca.
What are your clinical qualifications?
I studied BSc Sports Therapy at the University of Worcester and graduated in 2013.
What areas have you previously worked in?
Since graduating I was given the opportunity to work with the GB Bobsleigh team in a voluntary Soft Tissue Therapist position . I have then worked in private injury clinics.
I have also done lots of voluntary sports massage and first aid at different sporting events, which I always enjoy seeing people achieve their goals.
Do you have any special areas of interest in injury management?
My biggest interest is with sports injuries and returning people to their sport or activity through hands on work alongside exercise rehab.
Over the last couple of years, I have attended several different course based on strength and conditioning / exercise rehab, including Tom Goom’s Running Repairs and Nick Grantham’s S&C workshop. I love incorporating new knowledge into helping my patients!
I enjoy teaching classes and seeing people improve and increase their body awareness and confidence in what they can do. I have done my APPI Pilates qualifications up to Matwork Level 3 and Reformer Pilates Level 3.
What you’re most proud of?
Graduating and buying my first home.
What’s the best thing about being part of the goPhysio team?
To have such a varied role, and the supportive environment to help me grow and learn as a person and as a Sports Therapist.
If you could invite any 3 people in the world round for dinner, who would they be?
- David Attenborough
- Barack Obama
- Jessica Ennis-Hill
Where in the world is top of your list to visit?
If you were going to space and could only take 1 thing, what would it be?
A Kindle, so I could read.
What’s the 1 thing that may surprise people about you?
I am a keen baker and love baking cakes and would love to be able to make wedding/special occasion cakes.
Francesca works at goPhysio on a Monday – Thursday and Saturday. If you’d like to book an appointment to see Francesca, you can give us a call on 023 8025 3317 or book an appointment online here.