Mrs Sarah Smith

Physiotherapist

MSc, MMACRP, Grad Dip Phys


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I qualified in 1992 from the Middlesex Hospital school of Physiotherapy and have worked at a number of North London hospitals including the North Middlesex Hospital, The Middlesex, Whittington and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I have a Masters qualification from the University of Hertfordshire with membership of the MACP. I have been a Clinical Educator/Examiner supervising both under graduate and postgraduate physiotherapists.I have been working as an associate practitioner in private practice since 2002 within the local St Albans, Redbourne and Harpenden area before joining Spire Harpenden in 2016. In my current role I treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including post-operative spinal and peripheral joint surgery.I am experienced in working with sporting adolescents with an interest in dance having worked at Arts Educational School of performing Arts, and through working with sport teams including football, rugby and judo. I travelled with The GB Judo Team to training and international events. I have a clinical interest in both antenatal and post-partum care, acute facial palsy examination and treatment and I am qualified in acupuncture for pain relief.
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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Sarah Smith at Spire include:

Physiotherapy

Other treatments

- Musculoskeletal treatments including spinal and peripheral joints.  

- Post-operative physiotherapy including spinal surgery, joint replacements, fractures and sports/soft tissue injuries.  

- Acupuncture for pain relief. 

- Physiotherapy Management of Children and young people with musculoskeletal conditions including sports rehabilitation.

- Acute facial palsy management and TMJ pain. 

- Headaches.

- Antenatal and post-partum physiotherapy.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Acupuncture
Physiotherapy
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: Facial palsy. Children/young person. Antenatal/post partum physiotherapy.

Qualification and professional memberships

Grad Dip Phys / Middlesex Hospital / 1992
Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy

MSc / University of Hertfordshire / 2005
Master's in Neuromuscular physiotherapy


Professional memberships

Member of manipulative association of chartered physiotherapists

Member of Facial palsy Clinical interest group.

Member of the Acupuncture association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Personal profile

I regularly participate in different styles of Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and my favourite - Yin.  I regularly enjoy walking and escaping to the sea with the dog.

Contact information

Telephone 01582 714 447