A combination of psychology and yoga training have given me a fascination with the mind/body connection, and in particular it’s influence on healing and pain control. The change in human physical behaviour over millennia, and its relationship with health, excites the anthropologist in me, and I am keen to explore how changes in human movement habits over time have led to changes in our tissue health. I apply these themes to my physiotherapy practice and workshops to help people understand and treat the root of their physical problems.
Physiotherapy has taken us to all corners of the globe. We started in Brighton, where we trained, worked in the NHS, and set up our first clinic, (Peak Physio) in Boulder Brighton climbing centre. After getting married we spent 3 months in Uganda helping develop a service for children with disabilities at a Primary Health Care Centre, Nurture Africa. We worked with NGO Developing Physio, helping to trial their teaching modules, designed to teach physiotherapy skills to health workers in remote areas. We have also been involved with the "Haute Route" a three-week gruelling cycling tour of the Alps, Pyrenees and Dolomites, where we were working as part of a medical team providing care to the cyclists.
Returning to the UK, and back to Devon, we established Ashton Physiotherapy clinic in 2017 and also run courses and classes as The Yoga Physios. When I am not working or looking after my 2-year old I love yoga, running, climbing, painting and recently… Crossfit!