I started my journey in physiotherapy after qualifying 20 years ago. During that time I have covered almost all aspects of physiotherapy, including orthopaedics, women's health, plastics & burns, oncology, paediatrics, musculoskeletal etc.
Today I have narrowed my focus into sports and spinal injuries, (inc. lower back pain and scoliosis), pelvic health including male and female continence, pre- and post-natal rehabilitation including Diastisis Rectus Abdominis.
I'm also a clinical post graduate educator on pelvic health both in Switzerland and abroad as well as a Master Trainer for the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) where I instruct professional physiotherapists on the use of pilates in rehabilitation and recovery programmes.
I'm an avid follower of the trends and developments in scientific research on physiotherapy and pelvic health, pieces of which I share here on this site. In 2018 I was delighted to be appointed Deputy Editor of the Journal of Pelvic, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) which keeps me in touch with the forefront of academic research.
To date I published a literature review "Is pelvic floor muscle training enhanced by supplementary transversus abdominis recruitment in the treatment of female urinary incontinence? A review of the evidence and reflection on current practices" in the Journal of Pelvic, Obstetrics and Gynaecological Physiotherapy.
and, several book reviews in the field of pelvic health. A little bird told me that my case study on return to high impact sporting activity following an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture in post-partum female has been accepted by peer reviewers. So, keep an eye on Kinésithérapie, La Revue - hot stuff is in the press!
I have more than 20 years´ experience supporting patients´ recovery from injuries and illness from the Imperial College group of hospitals and St George´s hospital in London and as a private practitioner in Switzerland. During that time I´ve provided physiotherapy support in women's health, orthopaedics & muskuloskeletal, burns & plastics, oncology, paediatrics, neurology, intense respiratory, cardio-thoracics as well as providing care in the community. Today, I provide my patients with international best practices from both the public and private sectors.
With my experience and passion for academic research, I carefully develop specialised and specific programmes that target the best possible rehabilitation outcomes for my patients. I work on both sides of the lake un Zurich, from my praxis in Zollikon (ZH), in the excellent Arcus Praxis in Thalwil or, if needed, at the patient's home. I am particularly interested in the following areas:
Pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological rehabilitation (especially incontinence, antenatal issues, post natal return to work and fitness, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain)
Spinal rehabilitation (such as low back pain and scoliosis)
Using Pilates to support rehabilitation and strengthening, backed by the most up to date scientific research.
Pilates is an excellent form of training for the prevention and treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries. The importance of core training and strengthening has been well researched and its positive results documented in many areas that I cover, such as:
Antenatal preparation/Postnatal rehabilitation
Spinal Stabilization following an episode of low back pain, neck pain or in postural and structural scoliosis
Functional pelvic floor rehabilitation and treating incontinence