Your Camden Physio: Q&A with Physiotherapist Michelle Lewis
How long have you worked at Guy Golds & Associates?
I joined Guy Golds as resident Physiotherapist in September 2020.
What made you decide to practice Physiotherapy?
I worked with Anna and Andrew in another clinic in the city, and they had always spoken so highly of Guy and the standard of their practice. When there was talk of meeting with Guy to introduce Physiotherapy to the offerings of GG&A I jumped at the chance to join such an established, well-respected and clinically excellent team. I was so glad they wanted to have me on board!
What kind of patients/people do you treat?
I have built a reputation for helping clients with longstanding or complex back pain or injuries, who haven’t succeeded with treatment elsewhere, to overcome pain and return to full function and activity. I also enjoy looking after clients with sporting injures and post-operative rehabilitation, for upper limb and lower limb injuries.
How have you found the experience of treating patients during the pandemic?
Lockdown has been tough, mentally and physically. Increased stress, poor sleep, and less activity have all resulted in more aches and pain in clients. Being able to help identify with clients the reasons behind new injuries presenting themselves, and addressing their health holistically to help resolve these issues has been satisfying. Online consultations were a revelation in keeping in touch with clients who haven’t been able to get to clinic and to be able to continue their care and their recovery.
What do you like best about working in Camden?
Am I allowed to say the coffee and the Friday morning slice of cake?
What is something you'd like people to know about Physiotherapy that might not be commonly understood?
Physiotherapy treatment should bring together both manual and rehabilitative techniques; it is not just exercise prescription. A skilled physiotherapist will use hands-on treatment combined with specific exercise prescription to address your injury or issue.
What is your favourite thing about working at Guy Golds & Associates?
The team – both clinical and coffee shop.
What is your speciality or area of interest in your field?
Complex injury presentations, post operative rehabilitation, with a specialist interest in back and spinal issues. I have certificates in Pilates and strength and conditioning, to support my rehab skills.
Can you tell me about a rewarding experience you've had while working at Guy Golds & Associates as a Physiotherapist?
The whole experience. Collaborating with Guy and the team, supporting them with the rehab aspect of their client care, and being able to have their input with clients I have seen. We have such a breadth of knowledge and experience within the team, and knowing that is at my disposal means that I know I can deliver the best to my clients and continually develop my own practice at the same time.
Thank you so much, Michelle, for sharing your experience of working as a Physiotherapist in Camden and for telling us more about Physiotherapy. If you'd like to book an appointment with Michelle or any of our clinicians at Guy Gold's, you can do so on our Booking page.