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Sophie graduated from Oxford Brookes University, before going on to complete a Masters at UCL in Performing Arts Medicine (completing her research project on the Effect of a Plyometric training programme on jump height in Dancers).
Sophie works with performers, dancers, circus performers and acrobats within the theatre in London and on tour. She has worked with shows including Wicked, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, The Lion King and Peter Pan the arena tour. Assessing and treating performers and creating rehabilitation programmes including return to show post injury. She thinks it’s exciting how Performance Medicine has so many overlapping links with her Sports Medicine background, and how they complement each other in her practice.
Sophie has been with us at Perfect Balance since 2011, and previous to this set up a Physiotherapy Clinic in Switzerland spending six months working as a Physiotherapist in the snowy Portes Du Soleil Ski Resort. She treated acute ski injuries and pre-existing niggles.
Sophie has been a Physiotherapist for the Old Albanians, and Saracens Academy rugby teams in St Albans, providing pitch-side and clinic-based treatments for players at all levels, thus enhancing her interest in the treatment of acute sports injuries. She also has worked as a Physiotherapist in a paediatric setting, treating children between the ages of 6 months and 19 years with mild and severe learning difficulties. During this time, she enjoyed a diverse case load, but found a specialist interest in elite sports rehabilitation.
Sophie has undertaken postgraduate training in Sports Massage and Medical Acupuncture, and completed the APPI Pilates Matwork 1 and Pilates for Skiiers course. She continues to expand her knowledge by attending regular courses and lectures.
Sophie enjoys working with all individuals and a broad range of injuries. However, her particular clinical interests are spinal, lower limb injuries and the sporting lower back. Injuries from running, endurance events, rugby and dance are her main specialities.
She strives to motivate her clients by combining functional and specific rehabilitation and exercise prescription, enabling them to achieve their individual goals. She uses treatments such as manual therapy, advice and education, exercise prescription, soft tissue massage and mobilisation.