MSc BSc (Hons) MCSP ARAD
In 2013, Faye graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport & Dance Therapy. At this point, she completed an internship at a private practice on Harley Street, London, as well as setting up and running dance injury clinics at both the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and in her hometown of Royston. After spending a year focusing primarily on dance related injuries, Faye’s next step was to further her knowledge and skills by studying for an MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Essex. This role meant she gained additional experience treating musculoskeletal injuries both within the NHS and private sector, alongside work within the realms of hydrotherapy, intensive care, brain injury rehabilitation and paediatrics. As of September 2016, Faye will combine working as part of the F.A.S.T. team with a rotational physiotherapy post at Addenbrookes Hospital.
Faye’s quality of work has been recognised and she was therefore asked to be a Guest Lecturer at London Contemporary Dance School and London Metropolitan University, covering anatomy, physiology and dance aesthetics modules. She has also been co-editor and contributing author of two books, writing specifically about growth plate disorders in children and adolescents:
- Abrahams, S. (2013). ‘Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents’. Xlibris Publishing.
- Abrahams, S. (2014). ‘Musculoskeletal Medicine in Primary Care’. Xlibris Publishing.
As part of Faye’s MSc degree, she undertook an extensive literature review, investigating reasons for poor compliance with exercise rehabilitation programmes and strategies to help improve adherence levels. This work was graded at Distinction level and Faye is hoping to publish her findings in the future.
Since the age of four, Faye has been ballet trained and attended lessons at the Royal Academy of Dance in London between the ages of 14 and 23. Before going to university, Faye attended ‘The Dance College’ in Hertfordshire for full-time dance training and she still continues to participate in regular ballet classes. Whilst at university, Faye was a flyer for her university cheerleading team, competing in 6 national competitions. These days, Faye is also a keen boulderer at the local climbing centre and enjoys competing in occasional sprint triathlons.