I qualified as a physiotherapist in 1987 and have worked within the field of Neurology for nearly 20 years. I first became involved with the patients with mitochondrial disease whilst working on the Regional Neurology ward at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. At this time I was involved in an exercise trial with some colleagues in Dallas, USA.
This triggered my interest in this group of patients and the possibilities of being involved in research. I am currently working on trials looking at the effect of exercise in neuromuscular disease and devising clinical guidelines for the physiotherapy management of mitochondrial disease.