Hi My name is Ros Parker and I'm a Chartered Physiotherapist (BSc Hons MCSP and Physio First). I run my own clinic privately treating people with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, do aquatic physiotherapy and teach a number of pilates and adapted tai chi classes at a local hall.
Amongst other skills I practise acupuncture and dry needling therapy.
I have many years of experience working in the NHS and now privately treating people with a wide range of sports injuries to those with rheumatological illnesses. I am always looking to improve my skills and knowledge to be able to provide the best care to each person. I am friendly and approachable and provide a personal service.
I have used pilates for many years with my patients for rehabilitation. I am a fully qualified pilates matwork instructor through APPI (The Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute) and I have also done the APPI pilates for cyclists course.
I work one day a week for Pinder Aquatic Physiotherapy in the hydrotherapy pool at the leisure centre in winchester. I have many years of experience working in hydro pools and completed the ATACP Accredited Foundation Programme in Aquatic Physiotherapy and the Intermediate Musculoskeletal Aquatic Therapy Course.
I have been on a number of courses for physiotherapists to learn to teach adapted tai chi exercises.
To help and empower people to restore movement and function after injury, illness or disability through hands on treatment, education, exercise and awareness and to reduce their risk of illness or injury in the future
A bit more about me:
I am married with two young adult children.
I have been going to ballet lessons for about seven years and really enjoy and benefit from them both physically and mentally.
My big achievement for me in the summer of 2021 was completing The South Downs Way in three days with a friend of mine. There were plenty of long hills but also some beautiful scenery and coffee stops along the way.
I also enjoy walking the dog, mountain biking, a little running, reading, some gardening and some craft activities.
How I got into Physiotherapy:
I've always been interested in people and the way they think and act and completed a psychology degree (BSc Hons at Metropolitan University). I was exploring my options on what to do with it when I had a small injury to my back on a dry slope ski lift. I saw a physiotherapist to help with it and decided that this could be a great career for me. After finding out more and volunteering at holidays for the disabled I undertook another degree - this time in physiotherapy (BSc Hons at Brunel University).
This has helped me to explore and work on my own physical weaknesses and has allowed me to help other people to help themselves with their own injuries and problems.