Fiona attained a BSc in Physiotherapy from Queens College in Glasgow in 1990 and an MSc from Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 1999. Following qualifying in Glasgow she worked in Newcastle and Tyneside before moving to Manchester in 1995 to work at South Manchester University Hospital. Through research and clinical work she has pioneered innovative new treatments in the management of asthma and bronchiectasis. Her work in dysfunctional breathing has involved the identification of new patterns of hyperventilation and panic breathing and research to evaluate the treatment of these patterns. She has presented this work both nationally and internationally and has written and published several medical papers. She has also been involved in undergraduate and post-graduate education and was a lecturer and student mentor at the University of Manchester.
Through her research Fiona worked with a Pharmaceutical company presenting lectures and study days in both the NHS and pharmaceutical industry, locally, nationally and internationally.
Over the last 10 years Fiona has worked locally in the private sector. She is a highly qualified and respected musculoskeletal, spinal and sport injury specialist.
She has worked regularly for British Athletics and England rugby at both a local, regional and international level, providing immediate pitch side emergency care and concussion and return to play assessments.
In developing Cheshire Physioactive Fiona strives to provide a complete patient care package. The clinics diverse and highly skilled staffs allows all patients to achieve their treatment and rehabilitation goals in a unique custom designed physiotherapy and rehabilitation centre. Fiona has an excellent working relationship with all local General practitioners and Consultant Specialists and is a trusted provider for all the major insurance companies.