- Posted by Covent Garden Physio
- On 9th January 2019
- 0 Comments
- Clinic News, Scott Branny, Staff
I moved to London in February 2018, and shortly after joined Covent Garden Physio’s sister clinic, Physiotherapy London.
Before then, I worked as a physiotherapist in Toronto for around eight years, where I treated everyone from high performance athletes and dancers to children and middle-aged desk workers – the highlight being my work with the National Ballet of Canada.
Treating such a varied population allowed me to develop a large repertoire of specialities. I’m most knowledgable about spinal, knee and shoulder injuries through those being the most common conditions that I treated.
My educational background is a Masters in Physiotherapy followed by a 5 year part-time diploma in advanced manual therapy and manipulation, which allows me to use advanced hands-on techniques when treating people with restrictions in soft tissue or joint mobility.
I’m also an avid gym-goer and strength and conditioning specialist who enjoys running and weight lifting, giving me wide range of exercises to prescribe to my patients along with the ability to demonstrate them first hand.
I like to use a blend of modalities to achieve the best results with my patients, combining education, hands-on therapy, exercise prescription plus acupuncture or dry needling – all of which I’m excited to use at Covent Garden Physiotherapy.
Peaks, parks and picnics
Over the past year I took full advantage of being in Europe, ticking off nine countries and a couple of ski trips. It’s been amazing to experience so many different cultures in such a short amount of time.
London alone has been fascinating to explore. I’ve been loving the constant flow of energy and how every time I get off the tube I feel like I’m in a different city.
What I’ve enjoyed most (at least when the weather was better) was the abundance of very large parks, which people take full advantage of with picnics, sports and – most of all in my case – running.
It’s also been a learning experience as I’ve gradually become accustomed to the differences in physiotherapy’s role in healthcare in the UK compared to Canada, particularly the distinction between private and public health services.
Overall, I’m really looking forward to continuing my work and travels here and getting to know the patients at Covent Garden Physiotherapy.