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WENDY FARREN – MSC, GRAD DIP PHYS, MCSP, AACP

Physio & Clinical Lead Women's & Men's Health & Rheumatology

Wendy qualified from the Joint Services School of Physiotherapy, RAF Halton in 1985. In 1999 she completed her foundation course in acupuncture; she completed her post-graduate certificate in learning and teaching in higher education in 2005, a diploma in the theory and practice of injection therapy in 2008, and completed her MSc in advanced practice physiotherapy in 2010. She has been on many courses for the treatment of bladder and bowel problems and pelvic pain. Wendy joined Victoria in doing Pilates classes at QuayPhysio and to prepare, attended APPI courses in 2013-14 and spent a lot of time practicing with Vic!

Over the last 2 years Wendy has ventured in to the world of the Integrated Systems Model and Thoracic Ring Approach and ConnectTherapy graduating the 15-day ‘series’ in October of 2014, taking Part 4 ConnectTherapy in 2015, and a neck Connect Therapy course in 2016, all with LJ Lee and attending the Women’s Health Integrated Systems Model course with Diane Lee in Canada in May 2016. She is currently really enjoying weaving these approaches into her more traditional models for treating the body. In addition, she has been in acupuncture and other women’s health courses over the last year.

Since qualifying in 1985 she has worked in a variety of private and NHS hospitals and clinics. Prior to joining QuayPhysio in 2012 she worked as Clinical Lead within the out-patients’ physiotherapy department for both women’s health/continence and rheumatology for an acute hospital in Cumbria. She won the ‘registered professional’ category at the celebrating excellence awards at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009. She also spent 18 months teaching on the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy courses at the University of Cumbria on a part time basis.

Following a family move to Devon, Wendy joined the QuayPhysio team introducing women’s health physiotherapy to the clinic’s services. This includes assessment and treatment for people with bladder or bowel problems, prolapses or pelvic pain particularly during and after pregnancy. Due to her background in Rheumatology she also specialises in the assessment and treat patients with all types of arthritis, fatigue, hypermobility and all musculoskeletal problems.

Outside of work Wendy can be found enjoying many of the local walks, canoeing and spending time with her lovely family.

In 2016, Wendy has lots of new ideas on how we are going to develop services at QuayPhysio at the HealthHub, and is looking forward in getting involved in these over the next year. She is planning to develop further skills in women’s health and is booked onto an Upledger Craniosacral course in December which will link with the ConnectTherapy.

Favourite Cake / Tea Time Treat: Chocolate of course!