Sarah works in a senior physiotherapy role in a private clinic in Christchurch, where 90% of her caseload is treating patients with shoulder problems. She also works with an orthopaedic shoulder surgeon where she assists with diagnostic assessments of patients referred to the surgeon.
In non-clinical roles Sarah provides expert opinion to the Health and Disabilities Commission, is a competency assessor for the Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand, is a peer reviewer for journal publications and is a member of the NZMPA executive committee.
Sarah qualified as a physiotherapist in England in 2001, where she worked in the NHS and private hospital settings before settling permanently in New Zealand in 2011. She completed her Masters Degree in orthopaedic manipulative therapy in 2019.
Her research was recently published in NZJP which investigated predictors for people with subacromial bursitis who would not respond to injection therapy.