Gemma qualified in 2004 from Sheffield Hallam University and began full time employment with Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, working within Leighton Hospital. In 2006 she became a clinical specialist in Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Orthopaedics and has since continued to develop her skills in this role within both Primary and Secondary Care settings.
Gemma has a specialist interest in the treatment of back and pelvic pain and belongs to a spinal special interest group. She has completed numerous courses over the years in relation to treating these conditions such as acupuncture, manipulation and muscle energy techniques amongst others.
Gemma also has a keen interest in research and spent 2 years between 2015 and 2017 as a physiotherapy research facilitator providing links with the physiotherapy team and the research centre at Keele University. She has led on numerous research projects which have led to the implementation of evidence based best practice within the service.
Gemma has completed 3 Masters modules in leadership and management, research, and mentorship, and she also supports the training of physiotherapy students as a clinical educator.
Gemma has worked in private practice alongside her NHS role since 2008 and has been working within this clinic since 2013.
Outside of work Gemma has a keen interest in running, cycling and swimming, and has used this interest to raise money for Cancer Research by participating in the race for life events, triathlons’, and she also completed a tandem sky dive in 2011. Although she hasn’t played in a while, Gemma also enjoys golf, and follows all the major tournaments.