Sophie Harker

Sophie is our Lead Physiotherapy Assistant and a greatly valued member of the iPS team. She is skilled in carefully guiding patients through comprehensive treatment programmes, designed by a range of specialist physiotherapists. These rehabilitation programmes included sports injury, musculoskeletal, neurological, aquatic physiotherapy and falls rehabilitation.

Sophie works with patients in a range of environments. Her Masters degree level qualifications in Strength & Conditioning, mean that she is very much at home helping our patient with advanced level gym-based rehabilitation. Through extensive training provided by our specialist physiotherapists, she is also competent in assisting with the rehabilitation of our more disabled patients. She has experience using our full range of specialist rehabilitation equipment, including FES, Body weight support systems, Saebo upper limb rehab equipment, and much more. She is also well versed at assisting with our Aquatic Physiotherapy in specialist hydrotherapy pools. She also has extended scope rehabilitation experience, providing functional support and assistance in people's own homes, helping individuals gain optimal independence and safety when performing everyday tasks such as dressing and meal preparation.

Sophie's degree qualification in Physical Education gave her invaluable skills in promotion of fitness, health and wellbeing through exercise. The motivational skills she developed in the sporting world are translated into helping patients achieve their physiotherapy goals. Sophie has warmth enthusiasm and motivation in abundance, and this helps get the very best outcome from her patients. Sophie has a natural ability to engage with people building excellent rapport with clients and their families alike.

Sophie has experience in analysing human movement, having an excellent appreciation of the importance of the fundamentals of movement such as coordination/balance and dual or multi- tasking. She also has a tremendous knowledge of nutrition and weight management, which proves extremely valuable to many of our patients.


Personal Profile:

Sophie played Hockey for Wales between the ages of 16 and 18, and also played club level rugby in Harrogate for many years. Keeping fit and healthy is very important to Sophie, enjoying many types of physical activity. Sophie enjoys walking her dogs, quad biking and watching all forms of sport.


Qualifications:


BA Hons Physical Education 2015
Post Grad Certificate in Strength and Conditioning 2017

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