Lisa qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist with first class honors in 1998 and completed a Masters Degree in Manipulation in 2003. Since graduation she worked for 16 years in the NHS becoming a Clinical Specialist for musculoskeletal pain in 2006 before specialising further in 2009 to become the lead clinician for Spinal Services for the department of Neurosurgery at Newcastle’s RVI.
The expert training and experience she gained in this role meant that she was able to order and interpret MRI scans and make decisions regarding whether patients might benefit from specialist physiotherapy or surgery. She developed specialist physiotherapy programs for patients with back pain and provided an evidence based bespoke treatment for patients with spinal pain.
This experience has allowed her to set up a specialist back pain clinic using these specialist skills.
She maintains close links with the spinal surgical team at RVI as well as local GPs in the North Tyneside area.
Specialist Back Pain Clinics are delivered by Lisa.