I graduated from Brunel University in 2002 and worked as a junior physiotherapist in London for the NHS. This role involved working closely with orthopaedic surgeons in the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injuries. After a year I took up a post to specialise in musculoskeletal and sports injuries and gained experience working alongside a team of highly experienced clinicians now involved in lecturing and research in the UK and Australia.
I moved up North in 2006 with my now wife and took up a senior clinical post in the NHS whilst also working in private clinics. I began studying part time for my Masters degree in Manual Therapy in 2009 whilst juggling my post as a shoulder and spinal clinical specialist treating problems that other clinicians had been unable to resolve but did not require surgery.
I have completed my PGDip Manual Therapy thus enabling me to become a member of the prestigious Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. I am afraid a dissertation was not for me, hence no full Masters degree! However I have managed to squeeze in a wedding, becoming a father to 2 beautiful daughters, becoming a fully trained Pilates instructor and setting up the business. I chose to keep my role as a spinal clinical specialist with the NHS for 2 days a week. It allows me to continue to take part in important research. I am currently a principal investigator in the BOOST trial with Oxford University, investigating spinal and leg pain in people over 65.
I myself originally come from a background of rugby and 400m athletics but over the years I have become more of a cyclist, climber and triathlon/adventure racer. I have completed the Berlin marathon, Tough Guy and Hellrunner races amongst others and know what it takes to train, compete and stay free of overuse injuries.
MCSP SRP BSc
Manipulation and Sports Injury Specialist