PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Emma Overson

Emma graduated in 1994 from Coventry University with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy. She specialises in musculoskeletal problems with a particular interest in core stability, postural problems, and osteoporosis. She treats a wide variety of ages and does a lot of work with older-age clients, ante- and post-natal females, and women who are peri- and post-menopause. One of Emma’s main areas of interest is how physiotherapy can help support the ageing process and the importance of exercise and movement as we get older.

Emma spent 7 years working in the NHS gaining valuable experience in several specialities, which were predominantly musculoskeletal and orthopaedic based, before moving into private practice in 2001.

She gained her Pilates teaching qualification in 2003 from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) and now incorporates it into individual treatment programmes, as well as holding group classes in Highworth. Emma also works at Highworth Physiotherapy Clinic.

As well as seeing clients on an individual basis, Emma also teaches group exercise classes for the over-60s here at the clinic. Please see under “Classes” in the main menu, or click the previous link, for further information.

Emma also runs workshops at the clinic titled “Health and Wellbeing Through the Menopause Years and Beyond”. This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of the menopause and post-menopause health.

Online Ergonomic Assessments, or workstation assessments, are offered by Emma. She assesses the set-up of desktop equipment and posture to prevent symptoms such as back pain, wrist and hand issues, etc.

She is committed to continuing professional development to enhance professional practice. She is a member of Physio First (the organisation for Physiotherapists working in private practice). Emma is a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Health and Care Professions Council.

Emma treats in The Faringdon Clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Emma is now a director of The Faringdon Clinic.

Although Emma is kept busy working between two clinics and teaching classes, she leads an active lifestyle outside of work. She enjoys walking, Nordic Walking, Pilates, yoga, swimming and supporting her teenage son’s various sporting activities.

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