Physiotherapist and clinical pilates instructor
My name is Lindy Francou and I am a physiotherapist with over 20 years of experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, working in the public and private sectors in England, France and Australia.
As well as working as a physiotherapist, I am also a qualified Clinical Pilates instructor and currently work in both General Private Practice and Women's Health Clinics.
Although I use manual treatment techniques to treat my patients, I strongly believe the most beneficial aspect of my treatment is the education I provide to patients, allowing them to better understand their condition and empowering them to manage it autonomously.
Since the pandemic started, with many more people working from home, I have seen a significant increase in the number of patients complaining of musculoskeletal pain, particularly in the upper back, neck and shoulders. Physiotherapists have a crucial role in providing ergonomic advice and providing strengthening programs to reduce fatigue and injury risk in the workplace.
Outside of work I am passionate about children's involvement in sport for its physical, mental and social benefits and I have roles in coaching junior girls' netball and coordinating girls' soccer teams in my local community.