Ms O'Connor graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1998. From there she began her career working in the NHS and specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has undertaken extensive postgraduate training and has a Certificate in Orthopaedic Medicine and a Diploma in Injection Therapy. She completed a PGc in Sports Physiotherapy in 2002 and relocated overseas for three years where she worked in private practice. On returning to the UK in 2006 she worked as an Extended Scope Practitioner for the NHS, working with spinal and shoulder consultants and gained a wealth of experience in these areas. Hilary now works privately and enjoys the challenge of treating a broad range of musculoskeletal pathologies. She has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of sacro-iliac joint dysfunction. She spent three years working alongside Mr McKenna in the NHS seeing newly referred spinal patients and continues in that role in the private sector. Her role in the Spinal Clinic is to see and assess spinal patients (history and examination), diagnose the presenting complaint and to provide an opinion on management from the non-surgical perspective.