Formation Physiotherapy is led by our two accomplished & accredited physiotherapists.

Emma Bothwell

BSc (Hons) MSCP

Emma qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in July 2010. Following graduation from the University of Ulster, Emma gained valuable skills by lecturing on the undergraduate physiotherapy degree at Jordanstown and joining the Senior Northern Irish Netball team as their physiotherapist on tour in South Africa. She will be re-joining the squad later this year as part of the Netball Europe Open Championship. Emma was also involved in a study of Parkinson’s Disease through the University of Ulster, from which she developed her interest in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions.

After working as a senior physiotherapist at The Clinic in South Belfast for five years, Emma in partnership with Ruth Lewis, launched Formation Physiotherapy in the spring of 2016.

At Formation Physiotherapy, Emma is involved in the assessment and treatment of injury to spinal and peripheral soft tissues of the body. In addition, Emma can provide biomechanics assessment to help determine the cause of acute or persistent pain. She can prescribe corrective orthotic devices to help improve symmetry. Emma also has a keen interest in Pilates and is trained in the Sarah Keys method. 

Professional Membership

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sport and Exercise Medicine (ACPSM)
  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Ruth Lewis

MSc BSc (Hons) MSCP

Following completion in 2007 of a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science at Queen’s University Belfast, Ruth opted to focus on a career in physiotherapy. She undertook a Masters in Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and graduated in November 2009. Through her studies, Ruth gained experience in outpatients, elderly rehabilitation and cardiovascular rehabilitation.

After working as a senior physiotherapist at The Clinic in South Belfast for six years, Ruth in partnership with Emma Bothwell, launched Formation Physiotherapy in the spring of 2016.

Ruth is accomplished in the assessment and treatment of conditions affecting the spine, peripheral joints and soft tissues of the body. Ruth has completed advanced training in biomechanics assessment, as well as Pilates training (APPI), and can prescribe corrective orthotic devices that help resolve chronic conditions and prevent injury. 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
  • Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (OCPPP/PhysioFirst)
  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)