Emma originally qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1993. She went on to gain an MSc in musculoskeletal physiotherapy in 2000 at University College London and a PhD in 2014 from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Emma currently works as the Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Burton Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts where she leads a team. Emma recently qualified as an independent prescriber.
In 2015, Emma was awarded ‘Clinician of the year’ (the first non-medical member of staff to achieve this award). In addition the Trust nominated her for ‘employee of the year’ to the Burton Mail Business Awards 2015 where she was one of three finalists. She was highly commended her ability to think innovatively and lead a team.
Emma’s clinical and research areas of interest are in the management of persistent shoulder pain and differentiating cervical from shoulder pathology. She has recently completed a post doctorate internship at Keele University where she was evaluating suprascapular nerve blocks as a mean of management for shoulder pain. Emma is currently a Fellow with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Emma has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and has presented at national and international conferences.