In addition to being a specialist women’s health physiotherapist, Lauren is a competitive body builder and has expertise in: weight training for women; pelvic floor safe training; and prevention and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in female athletes.
She is skilled in all areas of women’s health physiotherapy including:
❖ Pelvic floor dysfunctions and incontinence
❖ Antenatal physiotherapy
❖ Post-natal physiotherapy
❖ Treatment of menopausal muscle dysfunction
❖ Treatment of shoulder dysfunction and cording during or after breast cancer treatment
Lauren graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2015 with a BSc First Class Honours degree in Physiotherapy and achieved the prestigious Mary Littlewood Award for the highest clinical placement marks in the year.
Lauren has completed the POGP ‘Physiotherapy assessment and treatment of female urinary dysfunction’ programme and is qualified in internal examination of the pelvic floor. She has also completed the POGP ‘Pregnancy Related Physiotherapy: assessment and management of pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions; lumbar spine and pelvis’ programme.
Since graduating, Lauren has worked within NHS physiotherapy services at Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals.
Having completed her core physiotherapy rotations, in 2017 she was successful in achieving a specialist post and is the youngest ever Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist within the Trust.
Within her role in the NHS, she is involved in delivering women’s health and musculoskeletal services as well as supervising junior physiotherapists. She is a trained union steward for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is actively involved in ongoing physiotherapy service improvement projects.
She is a registered clinical educator with the Sheffield Hallam University and is involved in training BSc and Pre registration MSc physiotherapy students. Lauren has also guest lectured for the Sheffield Hallam University, lecturing on the role of women’s health physiotherapy.
Lauren is passionate about weight training and is a competitive body builder. She won the title of UKBFF North East Wellness Champion in 2019 and went on to compete at the UKBFF British finals.
She is currently training to compete in her next body building competition within the Toned Figure division in 2021.
She is an advocate for prioritising female health and competes as a 100% natural athlete.