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About Us

CLAIRE HIGGINS

I set up Sunnydale Physiotherapy after working in the NHS and private sector, I wanted to be able to offer my patients more: more of my time; more flexibility in the treatments I’m able to offer; as many sessions as we needed, no restrictions!  Having my clinic at home means I’m able to offer my clients a private, no interruption space, whilst giving me the flexibility to work around family life.

I always knew I wanted to work as a healthcare professional since graduating with a 2:1 degree in Biomedical science in 1998, but in what?  After visiting a physiotherapist for runners knee I became inspired and passionate about the world of physiotherapy.  So, with a whole lot of drive and enthusiasm for my new found passion I embarked on a career change from IT project management to physiotherapy, and thanks to the amazing support of my husband, family and friends I achieved my goal. 

 

Pelvic health physiotherapy at Sunnydale Physiotherapy:

 

As a mum of a 10 year old I understand first hand the impact pelvic floor dysfunction can have.  I wanted to learn more to help myself and others.  Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction can be distressing and often emotive, but the good news is there is help.  I’m passionate about helping people make sense of their symptoms and find solutions to enable them to get the most out of life.

 

An assessment with Sunnydale Physiotherapy starts with hearing your story, understanding your key issues, bringing together a picture of where you are now, how you got here and crucially where you want to get to.  After a thorough assessment we come up with a plan together, work out next steps, making it all achievable, giving you realistic short term goals.  In devising your tailor-made plan, I draw from my experience and training in whole body physiotherapy, pilates, acupuncture and specific pelvic health training:

 

Training completed to date:

  • 1st class honours degree BSc Physiotherapy Brighton University​

  • POGP female urinary dysfunction 

  • POGP pelvic organ prolapse - advancing your practice

  • POGP Managing complex female pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Mummy MOT practitioner training

  • Helen Keeble the functional female pelvic floor

  • Michelle Lyons bowel health

  • Pain in pregnancy (1 day CPD)

  • Menopause movement

  • AACP (acupuncture association of physiotherapists) women's health acupuncture

  • AACP (acupuncture association of physiotherapists) acupuncture foundation 

  • APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) matwork pilates instructor 

  • APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) pre and post natal pilates

  • Running injuries masterclass (Bennoy Matthews and Glen Robbins)

  • Treatment and management of lower back pain

Thank you for visiting Sunnydale Physiotherapy, and I look forward to hearing from you to help you in any way I can.  Contact me today!

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