Lucy is an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified in 2002 from the University of Southampton. Lucy worked in the NHS for 10 years before starting her private practice Community Physio.
Lucy began her physiotherapy career in the acute hospital setting where she gained a variety of experience, but soon realised that her passion was working with people in their own home and environment. Lucy spent 7 years working in the NHS community rehabilitation team in London, treating a wide variety of clients with different conditions. Lucy and her family are now living in Fleet, Hampshire, and she fits her private physiotherapy work around looking after her 2 children.
Lucy is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and belongs to Physio First (Physiotherapists in private practice).
Client case study
“For about five years I had a persistent tingling sensation in my upper back. When it first started I tried various things such as Osteopathy and Massage to try to alleviate it. I saw my GP who assured me that it was nothing to worry about so I just became accustomed to it.
Following my second pregnancy I developed a bulging disc in my lower back and the tingling in my upper back became constant and very distracting. Over time, the disc problem resolved to a manageable level, however, the tingling sensation grew stronger and increasingly irritating. Having seen many different specialists in relation to my disc, I had reluctantly accepted that the tingling was here to stay. The cause of the tingling was always described as nerve related but no treatment was ever advised.
A friend who had found Physiotherapy to be helpful recommended that it could be worth trying. I made an appointment to see Lucy in the hope that she could help.
From the outset I felt Lucy really listened to my concerns. Rather than just focusing on my symptoms, Lucy adopted a holistic approach in her thorough assessment and diagnosed a trapped nerve caused by poor posture. This made sense as I knew that I had slipped into bad habits, whilst pushing buggies and carrying and lifting my children. I was really pleased to finally have a reason and relieved that some simple changes could potentially be all that was needed.
After just three sessions and continuing exercises set by Lucy, I now have extended periods of no tingling whatsoever and my lower back feels much more stable. On the occasions that the tingling does return, I can always attribute it to a busy day, where I have not been mindful of my posture. I refer back to the stretches and exercises that Lucy set for me and very quickly the tingling abates.
Lucy’s professionalism, experience and expertise together with her warm personality make a fantastic combination. I would have no hesitation in recommending her. By bringing awareness to and correcting my posture, I am certain that Lucy has prevented me from aggravating the nerve further, minimised the likelihood of my disc problem returning and also stopped me from developing further postural problems in the future. The fact that Lucy is able to consult from the comfort of your own home is also a huge advantage.
Thank you so much Lucy!”
N – Fleet, October 2015