Rebekah graduated from Cardiff University with a first class honours BSc Physiotherapy in 2013.
Rebekah gained experience with injury prevention early in her career with Wales U19 Netball and the Junior Welsh Archers. As she gained experience in the private sector, she began working closely with triathlon, running and cycling clubs and quickly gained a passion for sharing advice on acute injury management, tissue healing and injury prevention. This came in the form of educational seminars presented to recreational athletes looking to reduce those same niggly injuries that plague them year after year. Working with people on an individual basis training for their first 5k right up to Ironman, ultramarathons and even climbing Everest, she thrived on helping people recover faster and empower them with knowledge and techniques to optimise their performance. During this time she also qualified in Western Medical Acupuncture and Sport Trauma Management and worked pitch side for a number of rugby teams.
Occupational health physiotherapy has also played a regular feature, providing on site physiotherapy, work station assessments and telephone triage to quickly assess, diagnose and troubleshoot musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace.
Rebekah has a special interest in the degenerative neurological disease Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) and worked with the US based charity, the CMT Association to make a series of videos series on exercise and CMT. Following the success of this, she approached the CMTUK charity with a concept of “Health and Wellness” events, which she went on to design and lead. They are now are being held across the UK, providing practical advice on managing and remaining active with this condition. She also provides information, support and advice to those affected by it globally. Upon receiving a Masters Excellence Scholarship, she commenced her MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy and is currently writing her dissertation, with CMT in the context of sport and exercise physiotherapy a focal point.