We caught up with the lovely Becky – based at our Altrincham clinic – to find out about ‘Becky – behind the mask!……
“This might surprise some people, but I initially wanted to be an Animal Physiotherapist! I soon realised that I had to qualify as a human physiotherapist first and then specialise into the animal sector. So I embarked upon my physiotherapy qualifications, then sports found me!! It was the challenges and demands sports physio imposes on you as a medical professional that I loved! I was hooked! For years!
I did my Undergraduate Degree in Salford, graduating in 2002, and then immediately started working for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, from 2002-2005 – with their academy squad players, aged 9-21. I was lucky enough to be working with them during their promotion to the Premier League in a season where they won the FA Youth Cup, and had several tours, both in the UK and abroad. During this time I also worked with Stockport County FC and GB Basketball.
In 2005 I moved over to be a lead clinician in a private Gait Analysis clinic in Chester, which was where I met Jeff Ross and Rob Harris. It was in 2006 when I began working with Harris and Ross, with a job as Head Physio at Widnes Vikings rugby league club, making the grand final in their bid for Super League promotion. Then I took the Head Physio role at Wigan Warriors RLFC, at the start of the 2007 campaign, where I remained for 8 seasons! I saw the club experience some of the most successful years in their recent history, becoming Minor Premier champions, Super league champions, Challenge Cup winners, World Cup challenge runners up and achieving the illusive double win in 2012.
While I was busy working at Wigan Warriors, I also did a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy at Bath University, completing it in 2011.
In 2017 I finally did my conversion to Animal Physiotherapy at The University of Liverpool, which was a lot of fun, but I still feel that sports is where my strengths and experience lie. Rugby, basketball, and the like. I do like to work on hip and groin problems – I like how difficult they can be – there’s a lot going on.
In terms of ‘spare time’ I don’t get much! I have a little girl Olivia, who has just turned 3. She keeps me pretty busy! I do still do some sports training, but not as much. I used to enjoy a lot – Martial Arts, triathlon, road cycling, horse-riding, as well as the gym, and fitness training.
The best thing about lockdown was being able to spend more time with my family and give Olivia some quality time……they’re only little for such a short time – so I was grateful for that. The worst thing was the constant feeding cycle of husband and toddler! Endless!!!”
Becky has a keen interest in sports injuries and injury prevention, with a heavy bias towards rehabilitation and strengthening in her programs.
She enjoys working through complex biomechanical issues and piecing together the problem to find the best possible outcome for the patient.
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