Mrs Sarah Paterson
Physiotherapist based at Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
I qualified from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen in 1996 with BSc(Hons). After time spent travelling I worked in Glasgow for seven years within the NHS, gaining experience in a number of physio disciplines, before specialising in musculoskeletal outpatients. I began working with Spire in 2003 when it was Bupa. It was here, working within the specialised back and neck programme, that my clinical interest of low back and neck pain developed.
I undertook a MSc degree with a focus on back and neck pain at Glasgow Caledonian University, completing in 2011. I have also completed credentialing exams with the McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy approach and also several postgraduate courses in manual therapy and soft tissue techniques.
I have clinical experience from working part-time with the British Army and have deployed on operations and on exercise abroad and in the UK in a physio role. Here I have worked in a variety of high pressured environments gaining vital treatment and rehabilitation experience. I have a particular clinical interest in the treatment of back and neck pain, particularly that of a chronic nature.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Sarah Paterson at Spire include:
I enjoy an active lifestyle with hill walking, skiing (alpine and cross-country) and cycling among my hobbies. I have ran several half marathons and a full marathon although I keep to shorter distances now.
Holidays have included climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, walking the Haute Route and cycling between Lhasa in Tibet to Kathmandu in Nepal. I now have a young daughter who has tamed the outdoor activities and holidays – for the short term.