Roz Thomas moved to Tiverton in 2010 and set up her own business in 2014. She splits her time between running her private business, working in the NHS, and family life with 3 kids. Roz has years of experience behind her in ensuring that you get the right treatment for your problem, and will happily liaise with local GP’s, or other health care professionals where appropriate.
Roz trained at Southampton University, and qualified in 2001. From there she undertook her junior rotations within the John Radcliffe Trust in Oxford, gaining a lot of experience in many different specialties within physiotherapy, however she became more focused in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and embarked on completing a Masters in this area. After getting married in 2004, she moved to Walsall in north Birmingham and became self-employed within a private clinic, also branching out to work for West Bromwich Albion Youth Academy, lecturing at the University of Wolverhampton Nursing course on assessing different joints in the body, and providing a physiotherapy service at several private gyms locally.
In 2006, Roz completed her MSc in Applied Sports and Exercise Science, and had her first child. Both Roz and her husband are committed Christians and felt called to move to South Africa for 6 months to volunteer at an orphanage for HIV/AIDS children. Six months turned into 4 years, and in that time Roz was able to set up a special needs clinic at a local community centre providing therapy services for those who needed it most. She successfully gained an International grant from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK to equip the room with specific equipment, and this service continues to run today. In 2010 the family felt their time in South Africa had run its course and they returned to the UK and relocated to Tiverton, Devon. Roz undertook some bank work at the ‘Firefighter’s Rehab Centre’ in Chudleigh, and taught a few lectures at Plymouth University on their undergraduate physiotherapy course.