Sophie Gilhooly BSc
I am a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist working part time in the NHS and part time at Sheffield Hallam. In my clinical work, I have a particular interest in shoulders as well as having worked in premiership football and with elite athletes! I take a proactive approach to engaging patients in taking control of their health and promote physical activity on a daily basis. More recently I have engaged in research to develop telehealth resources to support the economic developments within our profession! I am passionate and enthusiastic and would encourage anyone to strive to achieve their in work and life!
I graduated from Teesside University in 2015 and since then have experienced a broad range of specialities, eventually deciding to specialise in Musculoskeletal practice. I am also studying to complete my Masters degree.
In my clinical work I enjoy rehabbing patients post surgery or following acute trauma as well as supporting those with more chronic conditions. Whilst working at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, I have worked closely within the Spinal team however more recently have moved to working with the trauma and orthopaedic shoulder team. I take a proactive approach to engaging patients in taking control of their health and promote physical activity on a daily basis.
I have undertaken research into telehealth services within physiotherapy and presented at several conferences including winning presenter prize at the Physiotherapy Research Conference. I strongly believe research should form part of all clinicians and students practice and are open to supporting those who wish to explore the research discipline.
College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
- Evidence and Enquiry in Practice
- Understanding Service Improvement
- Personal and Professional Development
- Developing Professional Practice
- Physiotherapy Complex Case Management
Current research projects:
An exploration of physiotherapy telephone services: Impact on patient and service outcomes. A narrative review
Distal Clavicle Fractures: Physiotherapy management for surgically and conservatively managed distal clavicle fractures - A Delphi Consensus Study (TBC)