Rachel has a wealth of experience as a physiotherapist and has worked as an advanced practitioner in musculoskeletal practice for over 10 years. After completing a diploma in Injection Therapy in 2009 she has developed a particular interest for supervision, mentorship and teaching in this area and is currently course lead for the Injection Therapy module.
Rachel is a Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Practice within the School of Sport and Health Sciences. She is course lead for the post graduate Injection Therapy module and involved in other modules to share her experience and knowledge in musculoskeletal management.
After qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2002 Rachel completed core rotations in Physiotherapy at a local NHS Trust, developing a passion for orthopaedics and musculoskeletal practice where she started to specialise early in her career in 2004. Since 2011 she has worked in an Extended Scope / Advanced Practice role in Musculoskeletal Practice within the NHS. Areas of clinical interest include the hip, the upper limb and injection therapy and clinically she is involved in managing both spinal and peripheral conditions. Rachel was a guest lecturer at UCLan prior to commencing a permanent position in 2021 which she does on a part time basis alongside her clinical practice. Rachel completed her Masters in 2014 and her dissertation focused on Physiotherapy Management of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome.