Sharon is a graduate of the University of Bradford where she achieved a BSC Honours degree in physiotherapy (1999).
Since graduation Sharon has worked primarily within the NHS within East Lancashire Hospitals Trust and Bolton Foundation Trust. She completed all core rotations before specialising in neurology and rehab, an area which she has specialised in for the past 15 years. She has completed many internal and external courses to support her career and is Bobath trained to an advanced level.
Working throughout all aspects of the neurological pathway, Sharon is able to assess and treat patients along the various stages of recovery following a neurological event using normal movement principles with a very hands on approach, whilst also encouraging self-management techniques. Sharon actively involves her patients within the teaching environment at UCLan in order to provide students with an insight into the assessment, treatment and problem solving skills necessary for functional recovery.
In order to maintain and keep up to date with the workforce and new practices, Sharon maintains an honorary contract with ELHT where she delivers training sessions and runs problem clinics to support the clinical staff, as well as working clinically on the stroke ward or within the complex neuro teams.