Sarah achieved her physiotherapy degree from Ulster University, where she graduated with first-class honours. Following this she became a member of the HCPC and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. After completing her undergraduate degree, she went on to study a Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine, graduating in 2019.
Sarah has always had a keen interest in working within sport and private practice, and had the opportunity to work with Ulster Rugby, helping out with their academy side and age grade programme, including attending the inter-provincial series in Limerick with the U18 clubs squad. Through this experience she completed a research project looking into footwear and non-contact injuries in professional rugby players.
Alongside this Sarah began working in private practice, where she has gained vast experience and had the opportunity to enhance her professional development, completing numerous courses, including the APPI pilates training levels 1-3, and an acupuncture course accredited by the AACP. She is an APPI-certified pilates instructor, and enjoys teaching in both a group environment and one-to-one.
Sarah has also completed the IRFU Safe Rugby level 2 course and has a level 3 diploma in sports massage, enabling her to work with various sports teams including rugby, football and GAA.
Through her work in sport she has developed a keen interest in all sporting injuries, including treatment and rehabilitation at all levels of injury. Sarah has a specific interest in using her skills developed through teaching pilates to help her clients in their rehabilitation, particularly when they have lower back pain.
ln her spare time Sarah enjoys playing hockey for her home team Omagh Ladies hockey club, training and playing matches weekly, with her team currently residing in Senior 1. She also enjoys going to the gym, walking and running, and completed a 5K a day in May alongside her hockey teammates.