Over the past 20 years, Lesley has practised within the NHS, the MOD and a range of private physiotherapy settings in the UK and New Zealand.
While in New Zealand, she worked extensively in sports such as rugby, football, triathlon, equestrian, basketball, badminton and winter sports. In the UK, she has treated professional and amateur athletes, and was selected as a physiotherapist for the London Olympics and Paralympics 2012.
Since 2012, Lesley has worked in a military setting providing physiotherapy and exercise rehabilitation for the Royal Artillery and the RAF, treating a vast range of injuries and conditions. She worked alongside Mary in the RAF, undergoing extensive and in-house training and strengthening her hands-on/manual physiotherapy skills. She currently covers some of the RAF rugby league training camps.
Lesley graduated from Bradford University with a BA (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2001 and holds a diploma in Sports Injury Management (2009).
Lesley’s approach to physiotherapy
Lesley enjoys helping and inspiring patients to do their best, giving them confidence to move well and achieve their goals. She strongly believes that ‘physiotherapy is something you do, not something you get’, and that developing a strong partnership with her clients will always get the best results.
Physiotherapy treatment techniques
Lesley has a particular interest in:
- sports injuries
- pre- and post-operative rehabilitation
- ante-natal and post-natal rehabilitation
- knee and ankle pain and dysfunction
- soft-tissue mobilisation and joint dysfunction.