A woman whose physiotherapy practice has flourished over the years in Bury St Edmunds has been awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Nicola Hunter set up Bury Physiotherapy Clinic in 1987 in the front room of her home in Guildhall Street and in the last 27 years it has gone from strength to strength.
The CSP awards just 10 fellowships a year to outstanding practitioners and recognised Nicola’s contribution to occupational health, providing vocational rehabilitation services helping people to get back to work.
She has recently also been working with cancer patients to help them return to work after treatment.
Bury Physio has operated for some time from St Edmunds Hospital but outgrew the accommodation and bought its current practice in Maynewater Lane which today has 18 physiotherapists working there offering a wide range of specialisms.
In 2009 Nicola was chosen as CSP Physiotherapist of the Year a peer nominated award.
She said of the fellowship: “It’s a real honour as not many physiotherapists receive it. Our aim is to give people access to early treatment so that if they are off work they can get back to work quickly and also to prevent problems from becoming chronic.”
Of her work she said: “It is a great profession and I am privileged to be in a profession where you can do good.”