Whilst a newly-qualified Physiotherapist she was fortunate enough to meet sports physio Neil Black (now Head Physiotherapist , UK Athletics) on a course and was inspired by his knowledge, wisdom and experience when dealing with athletes and their injuries. She thought his approach was so much more than ‘just physio’ and this inspired her to pursue a career path in sports Physiotherapy.
Sabreen moved to the private sector working for BUPA Gatwick Park Hospital and private practices in Shoreham and Chichester. In 1999 she set up her own private practice Back to Health with Physiotherapy from Alive Gym in Brighton and soon moved to larger premises in the private medical centre: 30 The Drive, Hove where she worked for seven years and changed the practice name to Active Physio Clinics. Having a reputation for treating marathon runners and endurance athletes with experience as Physio and Team Leader at the London Marathon, Sabreen was asked to treat Olympian Chemmy Alcott whom she looked after prior to her joining Team GB. During that time she worked closely with Consultant Rheumatologist Dr. Fernandes and Sports Medicine Physicians Dr. Nick Webborn & Dr. Usamah Jannoun. To improve her knowledge further, she studied a year of an MSc. Sports Physiotherapy learning from some of the top sports physios in the country returning from the Sydney Olympics.
Sabreen continued to keep in touch with Neil Black, whom she regarded as a mentor and subsequently Neil invited her to go overseas and work with the UK Athletics Team providing Physiotherapy for Team GB at the European 10k Challenge (now European Cup 10K). Sabreen worked at this event from 2000 -2003 and was honoured to be treating some of our most prestigious runners including Paula Radcliffe and Liz Yelling.
European 10K Challenge, Athens 2003
Following this Sabreen was invited to work as a contractor with the English Institute of Sport (EIS) at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre where she provided sports Physiotherapy covering a variety of sports including women’s rowing, judo and hockey.
This led to her to sponsor and treat the three time World Aquathlon Champion Richard Stannard and Olympian Triathlete Emma Davis for several years. Sabreen is passionate about helping people overcome their injuries and adapt their training and exercise routines to enable them to return to the activities and sport as efficiently as possible.