Judith is one of the two founding Partners of EMPC. She is a Chartered Physiotherapist, qualifying in 1982. After specialising in Neurology and Orthopaedics, she went on to teach at Salford University and subsequently Nottingham University's School of Physiotherapy. She gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (with distinction) from Manchester University in 1987, a Postgraduate Certificate in Ergonomics from Nottingham University in 1989 and a Masters degree from Aston Business School in 1993.
After 12 years in Physiotherapy undergraduate and postgraduate education, teaching Clinical Anatomy and Therapeutic Muscle Re-education and Rehabilitation, she became one of the two founding Partners of EMPC. Her areas of special interest include muscle balance, re-education of athletic muscle function, and the role of muscles in the development of painful musculoskeletal disorders. Judith has several publications in the field, including a core undergraduate textbook. She has been Physiotherapy Education Consultant to Southbank University, developing and advising on their MSc in Sports Physiotherapy. She has also been an advisor to the Football Association's Head of Sports Medicine between 1999 and 2005. In the same period, she was involved with Leicester Tigers Rugby Football Club and a number of Premiership Association Football Clubs, including Liverpool, Aston Villa, Middlesborough, Birmingham City Leeds United, Leicester City and Nottingham Forest advising on specific player injuries and rehabilitation. She led the Physiotherapy team that supports Leicestershire County Cricket Club between 2005 and 2011 responsible for, and co-coordinating the fitness and injury management provision for the club and she was Head of Science and Medicine at Surrey County Cricket Club between 2008 and 2011. Between 2007 and 2011, Judith worked on a Consultancy basis with the England and Wales Cricket Board to develop an Audit process to measure Science and Medicine standards in First Class County Cricket and the National Cricket Centre. She was subsequently Lead Auditor for the ECB for 3 years.
Judith has also been Consultant in Physical Movement Ergonomics to Walkers Snack Foods Ltd (now part of Pepsico International UK) for the past 12 years and has been involved in evaluating the effectiveness of early intervention movement and posture programmes in the motor industry. She has fulfilled the same role for Heinz Frozen and Chilled Foods in the Midlands and is responsible for physiotherapy clinical services to Brush Electrical Machines in Loughborough.
In 2011, Judith was elected to the Council of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, the governing body of the profession. She runs a continuing development programme for physiontherapists in the East Midlands and Yorkshire regions and is active in the Research and Development function at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
Judith is Senior Partner at EMPC and leads the Sports Injury Management team. Her specialist interest is the analysis and rehabilitation of muscle balance problems associated with painful overuse injuries, including long standing low back pain.Back to Our Team page