Helen Smith


Helen qualified with a first class honors degree in physiotherapy from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008. She completed her junior training in a rotational position gaining experience is orthopedic, musculoskeletal and domiciliary physiotherapy whilst working for Leeds Community Health Care, before securing a senior position specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions at Humber NHS Foundation Trust. She moved to Cumbria in 2012 to live with her partner where she continued to work as a Senior Physiotherapist. She joined the Absolute Physiotherapy team in February 2013.

Whilst living in Yorkshire Helen also worked privately for Leeds United Academy and Leeds Ladies first team gaining specialised experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of football injuries.  She also worked for a private practice teaching pilates and treating pregnancy related pelvic girdle and back pain.

In her six years of working as a physiotherapist Helen has completed several courses in order to further her experience. These include McKenzie back assessment and treatment, APPI pilates, mobilisation of the nervous system, spinal mobilisation (NAGs and SNAGs) and dynamic taping.  Helen plans to complete her acupuncture qualification this year and develop her special interest in pelvic girdle pain during and following pregnancy.

In her spare time Helen tries to fit in regular swimming and running whilst planning her upcoming wedding in April 2014.

• Ortopaedic physiotherapy
• Domiciliary physiotherapy
• Musculoskeltal physiotherapy
• Football injuries
• APPI Pilates
• Pelvic girdle pain
• Mobilisation of the nervous system
• Spinal mobilisation
• Dynamic taping
• Acupuncture
• Swimming
• Running