Sophia Franklin

 Sophia Franklin is a physiotherapist with a strong background in both clinical practice and healthcare management. Her career spans over two decades, during which she has held key roles in various healthcare settings in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France, where she now resides and practices.
Her qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, and a Master's degree in Management. 
With a strong commitment to professional development, she has completed extensive continuous education and training in various areas of physiotherapy and healthcare management, including competency accreditation in vestibular rehabilitation. As the Head of Physiotherapy services, she oversaw strategic and operational aspects of healthcare, led and developed large highly skilled teams, and was responsible for outcome measurement and performance improvement initiatives integral to accreditation processes.
She was a founding committee member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Vestibular Rehabilitation (ACPIVR) in the UK and launched and established the association’s journal, Balance Focus.
Sophia has recently completed the ELMO certification and is interested in developing her physiotherapy practice further in the field of Lifestyle Medicine.


Effective physical activity prescription: factors for consideration for inactive and sedentary patients

Sophia Franklin, physiotherapist, BPhty, MMgt (NZ), Villar Saint Pancrace (France)

When preparing to prescribe physical activity in Lifestyle Medicine we identify contraindications, potential risks for adverse events and risks for injury in patients. This presentation addresses the additional factors of mobility, flexibility, biomechanics, and behavior for consideration when prescribing physical activity for inactive and sedentary patients, so that we can effectively engage patients in improving their activity levels and the ability to reach optimal health.