Linda Dennis

Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered

Services

  • Physiotherapist
  • Juniors
  • Sports
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My Story

My Story

Like Helen, I grew up with physiotherapy.  My Mum is a physio, and still has great passion for the profession after nearly 50 years of practice – a passion that has definitely rubbed off on me.

I did not train to be a Physiotherapist straight from school; I did a degree in Natural Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge University beforehand.  I then went on to do a degree in Physiotherapy at King’s College London, graduating in 2000.

During my Junior Physiotherapist rotations at Charing Cross Hospital, I specialised in Musculoskeletal outpatients fairly early on.  I then worked in various settings, following my husband around as he trained to be a surgeon, ending up in Cambridge in 2004.

In Cambridge, I landed the job of Physiotherapist for the Cambridge Boat Race team (CUBC).  Perfect for me being a Cambridge Blue in rowing myself!  This was an amazing job.  I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the team and organising injury prevention programmes as well as treating injuries.  I also worked with other elite athletes in the Cambridge area with my role as the Cambridge Physiotherapist for the English Institute of Sport.  Alongside all of this, I ran a private practice at the University Boat Club premises and completed an MSc in the Science of Sports Injury at Manchester Metropolitan University (long-distance learning).

After six incredible years with CUBC, in 2011 I moved to Peterborough – again with my husband’s job.  With two young children, I decided to take life a little bit more slowly and worked from home for three years, before starting work at Preston’s.  During this time, I enjoyed seeing a wider variety of patients once more, although I still love treating sports injuries.

My skills

Every patient and every injury is different; physiotherapy treatment needs to be carefully tailored to each patient, with a holistic view to recovery.   I enjoy using my analytical mind to work out the cause of the problem and the best treatment strategy for each individual patient.  I firmly believe that the role of a physiotherapist includes not only treating the current problem, but preventing recurrence too.  I use a wide variety of techniques including joint mobilisations and manipulations, soft-tissue work, exercises, acupuncture, taping, electrotherapy, education and advice.

Extra-curricular

Having spent most of my teenage years and my twenties training for competitive sport (swimming then rowing), I do my best to keep fit.  I enjoy getting out on my road bike and pounding out a few kilometres in the pool.  I also thoroughly enjoy being a Mum to my two young children.

Professional Memberships

 I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), and registered on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  I am also a member of the Acupuncture association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP), and the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP, Physiofirst).

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