Meet Elizabeth Stewart. Elizabeth qualified from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh in 2006 with a BSc Honours in Physiotherapy. Elizabeth has represented Great Britain in fencing from a young age to senior level, competing at World Championships, European Championships, and Commonwealth competitions. During this time she shadowed an Olympic physiotherapist to maintain her skill set. She subsequently went to work at Elite Physical Medicine gaining valuable experience that set the foundations of her physiotherapy career. Following that Elizabeth moved on to join Kensington Physio & Sports Medicine clinic in London. Working with a range of different practitioners grew her knowledge, introducing her to new ideas that she has subsequently continued to study. Elizabeth joined the Physio Centres in October 2013, and has never looked back!
Career to date
During her sporting career Elizabeth had the chance to work alongside a physiotherapist working with élite athletes prior to taking up her position at Elite Physical Medicine where she learnt a great deal about assessment and diagnosis of a whole range of conditions. At this time she also worked with Winslow Football Team, Aylesbury Rugby Club, and Buckinghamshire County Rugby U20s. Her career then took her to Kensington Physio & Sport Medicine. At the Physio Centres in Edinburgh, Elizabeth has developed a varied musculoskeletal caseload, treating complex cases with expert manual therapy, rehabilitation therapy, and educating her patients about their conditions to maximise compliance and the end result.
Having completed post graduate course with Dr LJ Lee called “Thoracic Ring Approach & The Integrated Systems Model for Pain and Disability”, Elizabeth believes strongly in connecting the person, addressing the underlying cause of the problem not just treating the symptoms. Whether it be neck, lower back or pelvic pain she will address the cause of your problem, and tailor your treatment making it specific to your desired activity.
Elizabeth has always been fascinated with anatomy, biology and how things work. Having a particularly sporty background, physio was a logical career enabling her to combine sport, anatomy and biomechanics. There is also the added bonus that Elizabeth thrives on meeting and chatting to new people!
Life outside the clinic?
Outside work, Elizabeth lives to try new things: climbing, running, golf, horse riding, paddle boarding, surfing and she loves the gym. She’s even planning on learning French! All that and she still has time to head to the pub with friends, to watch sports with a wee G and T! Elizabeth…you put us all to shame!
As you can imagine, Elizabeth has plenty, but here are just some: Commonwealth Junior Games individual gold medalist 2000 for fencing; member of the GB Senior fencing team and learning to climb to overcoming her fear of heights!
Elizabeth responds: “that’s a tricky one!” She adores being outside and recently went to Mallorca horse riding so riding, climbing and being on the water. She also loves a good meal out!