Sarah Upjohn

Sarah Upjohn, Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

EXPERIENCE
Since qualifying in 1983, Sarah lived and worked in the UK, in Australia, in Canada and in the US. She has gained extensive international clinical experience in neurology (neurosurgery and neurological rehabilitation) and with musculoskeletal disorders. Between 1994 and 2002 Sarah worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, developing and delivering part of their BSc (hons) Physiotherapy course, and obtaining an M.A. in teaching and learning in higher education.

PROFILE
Sarah has broad experience in the field of Occupational Health, having provided physiotherapy services and work station assessments for several large international law firms in London, for BAA at Stansted Airport and for professional musicians.

Since 2008 she has been treating playing related injuries in instrumental musicians. She works part time at the Purcell School for Young Musicians in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Sarah is currently studying part time for a Doctorate in Education at the University of Cambridge. Her Doctorate project is based on work being carried out at The Purcell School.

She has particular expertise in analysis and re-education of posture, and uses this analytical approach to successfully treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

SPECIALIST ROLE
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy with a particular interest in work related disorders of spines and upper limbs. Performing Arts Medicine with a particular interest in instrumental players. Neurological rehabilitation

Conditions Sarah treats include
Posture related back and neck pain (acute or chronic), work related upper limb disorders (WRULDs also known as repetitive strain injury or RSI), Vestibular disorders and Multiple Sclerosis.

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES
M.A.
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Current Doctoral student at the university of Cambridge
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)
Member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)