Sheila graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. She gained her initial experience working in the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with a varied caseload (orthopedics, neurology, respiratory and psychiatry). From there she has gone on to gain 20+ years’ experience in the area of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She worked for 4 years in Epsom Citisport Orthopaedic Clinic outside London and, closer to home, at Crosslanes Physiotherapy clinic for 15+ years.
Sheila has completed many post graduate courses in the treatment of the spine, pelvis and peripheral joints as well as in the management of pain. In 2007 she gained a Licenciate in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Irish College of Traditional Medicine. She has chosen to specialise in the use of Acupuncture for general health and well-being. Her particular interest is in the holistic assessment and treatment of people with health issues related to both musculoskeletal and general health. She does this through Physiotherapy and Acupuncture.
She has a particular interest in:
- neck, back and pelvic girdle pain;
- relief of soft tissue and myofascial trigger point pain through hands on work, acupuncture, dry needling;
- women’s health issues linked to menstrual difficulties, pregnancy, fertility, menopause, bladder function;
- stress, anxiety, sleep;
- respiratory conditions such as chronic or recurring infections, sinusitis, hay fever.