Emma has worked as a Consultant Physiotherapist within the Sports and Exercise Medicine Service since November 2012. Emma has experience of working in elite sport for the last 12 years. She works as the Lead Physiotherapist for England and Great Britain’s Women’s Hockey within the English Institute of Sport. Emma has held this role since August 2011 when she initially took a secondment to work with the squad prior to London 2012 Olympic games. She attended the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and is going to Rio 2016 with Hockey.
Prior to working with hockey Emma worked as the lead Physiotherapist for England netball from 2004-2011 and was involved in both the Melbourne and Delhi Commonwealth games and attended 2 world cup tournaments working with netball.
From her time working in elite sport she has a keen interest in rehabilitation and outcomes for return to sport and performing arts.
From an NHS perspective Emma has worked for the University Hospital of Birmingham NHS trust for over 20 years and this includes 10 years a s a clinical specialist working in sports and musculoskeletal. During this time aside to the Sports experience Emma developed a keen interest in the management of patients post multiple trauma.
In addition to her professional qualification of a BSc in Physiotherapy, Emma has also completed a Masters Degree in Advancing Practice (Specialist Manipulative Physiotherapy) at Birmingham University in 2009.
Emma is keen to use the extensive experience she has gained working within the NHS and sport to maximise outcomes post injury and on advising on return to work and sport.