Sue Harris

Physiotherapist

Sue Harris is an experienced State Registered, Chartered Physiotherapist who joined Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2005. She started her physiotherapy career at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, one of the leading university teaching hospitals, working in a variety of clinical settings including musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics, respiratory, neurology and paediatrics. During this time Sue also became a Clinical Educator and a CSP Steward. As her career progressed Sue began to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She now works predominantly with elite dancers, but also with professional and amateur athletes, professional and amateur musicians, professional and amateur actors, general sports and exercise enthusiasts, performing physical artists and students of the arts. Her work encompasses treatment and management of musculoskeletal injuries, functional screening to enhance performance whilst reducing the risk of potential injury, and education and exercise prescription to enhance fitness, conditioning and general well-being. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist Sue had a background in dance and sport and exercise fitness and uses this combination of experience in her work today. Sue has a BA (Hons) in Dance and Human Biology, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. She is also a member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and a registered practitioner and previous conference speaker with the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine. She has also contributed towards dance information leaflets for Dance UK and has provided educational talks on health and well-being to numerous organisations including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.