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07765038697

denise@dragonfly-wellbeing.co.uk

denise@dragonfly-wellbeing.co.uk

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Tue: 8AM - 7PM

I am a qualified Physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal conditions with masters in independent prescribing, minor illnesses, injury and soft tissue injection therapy. I have always been interested in the body and the importance of movement to promote wellbeing.

In my teenage years, I was the North West county gymnast champion, as a gymnast I had to understand the capabilities of my body and the exercise regime required to keep healthy. After the birth of my first son, I was able to get back into shape quickly, however in my late twenties I had a horse riding accident that resulted in a fracture of my neck. I realised after experiencing first-hand the process of rehabilitation with a physiotherapist how important movement was for health and so started my journey of education, qualification, teaching and caring.

I’ve been practising yoga since my early 20’s and initially trained as a yoga teacher in various styles, with some amazing teachers including Iyengar trained, Dharma Mittra and Richard Freeman as well as training in Hatha, Ashtanga, Flow Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. After qualifying as a teacher, I continued to become a teacher trainer in Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga with I-sky teacher training and anatomy teacher for yoga therapy.

In addition to Yoga I trained in Pilates as a mat based teacher and have loved the results in both patients and students.

As a busy mum of three children and running two yoga studios in the past 12 years I decided to take the next step and become a physiotherapist.

I enrolled for my BSc Physiotherapy at Southampton University and since graduating with Honours, I have specialised in musculoskeletal injuries in both NHS and private settings with special interests lower back and shoulder injuries. I have also gained further qualifications most recently in pharmacology and am one of small percentage of prescribing physiotherapists in England. Other qualifications include hydrotherapy, sports trauma, kinesio and various taping, children’s sporting injuries, and mindfulness meditation. These qualifications further complement my Yoga and Pilates teaching and training of students and patients.

I feel honoured to have my own clinic offering a specialised service with longer treatment sessions in a wonderful environment. Alongside my clinic I also work as a first point of contact practitioner for a local GP practise assessing patients and running injection clinics.

Prior to this I have worked with an NHS outpatient setting where I won three WOW awards for patient recognition and also LB Healthcare as a Hydro therapist.

Outside of work I love swimming, kayaking, running, walking, nature, animals, vegan food and the odd fun gymnastics session. I also spent 5 years managing a sports trauma clinic and providing match day services for an EIHA Ice Hockey team.

It’s certainly been a diverse journey which I have loved learning and helping those with long term and acute conditions. My passion and ethos is to enable a patient to reach their full potential and happiness in life through correct therapy, support, guidance and education, with precise movement and utilising the life skills toolbox of yoga posture, meditation, relaxation and lifestyle.

‘Be the change you want to see’Mahatma Ghandi

Qualifications

  • BSc Hons. Physiotherapy
  • Masters Level 7 Independent Prescribing
  • Masters Level 7 Minor Illness and Injury
  • Masters Level 7 Soft Tissue and Joint Injection Therapy
  • HCPC Registered and annotated as a prescribing physiotherapist
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Member Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapist (ATACP)
  • Member AAP
  • RYT 500 (Yoga Alliance)
  • ERYT 200 (Yoga Alliance)
  • BSYA (British School of Yoga Association)
  • KYTA (Kundalini Yoga)
  • REPS Level 3 ( Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • Associate Teacher Trainer
  • KRI Childrens Yoga
  • Sun Yoga
  • Pilates Mat Based Teacher Level 2 and Level 3
  • Sports Trauma Management Certified (Lubas Medical)
  • Myofascia Release
  • Children’s Sport Injuries
  • Taping
  • IRMER
  • Radiology courses