Grace qualified as a Physiotherapist with Honours from the University of Hertfordshire in 2003. She went on to complete Masters modules in Advanced Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management at the University of East Anglia and University of Essex.
Grace has also completed numerous additional post graduate courses to maintain her continual professional development. These have included acupuncture, cognitive behavioural therapy, chronic pain management, strength and conditioning training, manual therapy courses and clinical Pilates.
Her varied career experiences include working in the acute NHS sector, in women’s health (treating obstetric musculoskeletal disorders) and at Capel Physiotherapy for eight years. Her career also includes working at Colchester Garrison (part of the Ministry of Defence) treating sport-related injuries, and work for a Social Enterprise as well as in private practice. She’s been part of the Gilmour Piper team since 2016.
If you’re one of Grace’s patients, she’s keen to ensure that you’re able to make informed choices. This is best demonstrated through her work on the Physiotherapy Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee pathways, for which she won the General Practice Awards in 2015.
Grace has always enjoyed running, spending her teenage years with Ipswich Harriers (when she ran for the county) and then Ipswich Jaffas. She continues to compete in running events, including half marathons, for her own enjoyment.
She also enjoys practising and teaching Pilates, after completing her training through the Australian Physiotherapy Institute in matwork 1 and 2 as well as antenatal and postnatal Pilates training. This knowledge was very useful during her three pregnancies and her young children keep her busy and entertained every day.