Bethany Shum

Broad Category
Services, therapies, and modalities
Music / arts / performance health, Circus health, Dance medicine and healthcare, Exercise, Hypermobility / EDS management, Pain management / Chronic pain, Teaching / coaching / education, Technique / ergonomics / posture / instruments / props / equipment
Regions Covered
London, East London, Online/Telephone/Remote
Hackney, London
BSc Physiotherapy (June 2018), MSc Performing Arts Medicine (Sept 2022), Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapist Foundation Course (May 2021), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT for beginners) (Jan 2021)
Registration, insurance and DBS checks
Current professional registration, insurance and DBS confirmed
Information (Note: telephone numbers are available via BAPAM helpline)

Bethany is a Chartered Physiotherapist (HCPC MCSP) with a Master's in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL graduating with distinction. She spends most of her time running a Performing Arts Specialist Clinic (Flexibility Matters Physiotherapy) in London where she supports performers through physiotherapy, health education and flexibility training whilst working part-time as a Pain Specialist Physiotherapist in NHS for the last 5 years.

Professionally, she has worked with Team England ParaCheer, Gymnastic Commonwealth Games, and BCA Cheer & Dance. Beth is currently the Circus Health Leading Practitioner for the UK’s National School of Circus Arts, where she delivers lectures on circus medicine, supports circus health research and provides health provisions for students. Beth’s research on “Pain in acrobatic performers and athletes” has won the Mike Shipley Award for Excellence in Research. She has presented her physio knowledge and findings at international conferences such as the PAMA symposium (Performing Arts Medicine Association) and the BCA British Coaches Conference (BCA Cheer & Dance). She is passionate about Performer's Health and longevity and is involved in Sport Cheer England's Medical Committee.

She can help with chronic pain conditions, musculoskeletal and rheumatological conditions, hypermobility, sports injuries, exercise prescription, rehabilitation and flexibility training.

"I want to support you to heal and recover quicker with movements rehab/therapy so you won’t need to Google: how long does it take to recover from [Your condition] ” and struggle with the uncertainty around your pain and injury".