Who am I?

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My journey to the UK
In 1987 Sioelan was first introduced to the Physiotherapy program at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Intrigued and fascinated by the practical skills that physiotherapists hold and the prospect of being able to help improve the quality of patients’ lives, she decided to train as a physiotherapist.
Her initial experience as a qualified physiotherapist was gained by working in numerous private practices, nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics in the Netherlands. She moved to the UK in 1996 where she worked as a locum initially. Her love of rock climbing and fell walking encouraged her to settle down in Cumbria. Always eager to learn more she then completed the prestigious MACP course (specialist course in manual therapy) as part of the Post Graduate Physiotherapy MSc course at Glasgow Caledonian University.

My love for learning
Sioelan obtained her Masters degree in Exercise physiology and Sports Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 1991 and qualified as a physiotherapist in 1992.
In constant pursuit and in search as how she can further improve patient care, she obtained a Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring support at Lancaster University combined with learning the art of using Clean Coaching enabling her to develop a fast and innovative way to get to the essence of peoples needs.
The most recent training she attended was the ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfullness course in 2016).
She is a member of the CSP,HCPC, AACP, MACP and Physiofirst.

My passions
She enjoys travelling to countries to discover fabulous scenery and enjoys experiences the different cultural differences.
On a yearly basis she supports the oldest and most challenging cycle sportive in Cumbria Fred Whitton Challenge Event by organizing the post- ride massage service for nearly 10 years. She has brought together physiotherapy students from Salford, Manchester and Sports Rehabilitation students from the University to collaborate, learn, improve their skills and confidence whilst having fun!

Sioelan has always been keen of various sports activities herself, like gymnastics, tennis, speed skating, running, downhill and cross country skiing. Her main past time activity at the moment is cycling – long distance (multi-day) on the road bike, MTB-ing in the UK and abroad (like the Transrockies), bike touring/packing, open water swimming and any other mental and physical challenges that crosses her path……

She loved presenting and co-facilitating during the first ever International Unconference Metaphorum 2016, she loved presenting her workshop on Exploring Time, whilst experimenting with different concepts and connection with positive people, whilst spreading the power of Clean Coaching.