Hilary graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty) from the University of Otago in New Zealand. She also has completed a comprehensive post-graduate qualification in acupuncture.
Hilary has over 10 years of experience working in Private Practice Musculoskeletal settings, NHS Community Services as well as Spinal and Orthopaedic inpatient settings in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. A passion for travel has seen Hilary work with disabled children as a volunteer in Guatemala and Nepal.
On the home front she has worked pitch side with Rugby and Australian Rules Football (AFL) teams throughout her career. One highlight has been working with the British Mens AFL team, assisting them to win the European Championship in 2016, and now looking forward to the International Cup in 2017. Active people often make the best physiotherapists, and Hilary is more than qualified in this regard. By continually pushing her body to the limit she has plenty of empathy with others that do likewise. She is an avid runner, having completed the Lisbon and Paris Marathons since taking up residence in the UK. Playing Aussie Rules Football has become a recent obsession and Hilary has been very proud be selected represent both Great Britain and Scotland in recent years.
Long term pursuits include high altitude trekking, scuba diving and surfing. She also enjoys yoga, climbing, snowboarding, and salsa dancing. Hilary’s focus is unwaveringly on the needs of her clients especially those that will not take no for an answer. Early in her career she specialised in supporting NZ’s best multi-sport endurance athletes to reach their goals. Often clients such as these had pushed their bodies beyond the limit and demanded intensive rehabilitation and strength training. Hilary also makes a superbly chewy Pavlova, a cracking lolly cake as well as many other Kiwi delicacies.
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