I graduated with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland in 2009. My first position was at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where I spent three years working in various specialties including Acute Medicine, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Outpatients. In 2012, my husband and I moved to Trondheim, Norway and then onto Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013 due to his work commitments.
In July, 2013 I gave birth to our first baby, a girl named Nia. By this time, I was very involved with the large international parent community in Copenhagen. It was at this stage that I began to develop a strong interest in Women's Health Physiotherapy as many friends would ask for advice regarding their pelvic pain, weak pelvic floor or getting back into shape post delivery.
I completed training to become a physiotherapist with FitBack and Bumps, a UK based organisation, in February 2014. FitBack and Bumps provide ante and postnatal educational exercise programmes delivered by Chartered Physiotherapists. I have since brought FitBack and Bumps to Denmark!
In addition to the physical challenges of pregnancy and birth, I also know the difficulties you can encounter with a newborn, especially in an unfamiliar city or country. This was where the idea for FitMums was developed and I hope that it will become a great resource and social platform for new mums and mums-to-be. Ultimately, FitMums provides an opportunity to connect with other mums, share experiences and advice, and hopefully make long lasting friendships.