Stephanie Saunders trained at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, with Dr James Cyriax and on graduating, was invited to work on, and then run, the Cyriax Unit there. She organised and lectured on all Dr Cyriax’s courses in orthopaedic medicine in the UK, Europe and North America for many years.
She was founder member, first Vice Chair and Course Organiser for the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine, designing and running its course programme and examinations. She was also founder member, first Chair, Course Director and Editor for the CSP clinical interest group, The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Orthopaedic Medicine. She presented the first UK course in Injection Therapy for Physiotherapists in 1995 and continued to give courses in orthopaedic medicine and injection therapy to this date.
She gained aspiration rights for physiotherapists from the CSP in 2001 and was on the CSP advisory prescribing group involved in introducing supplementary prescribing for chartered physiotherapists.