My interest in biomechanics and physical therapy originates from being a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) in the Army in the early nineties. Whilst I am not as physically fit as I was whilst I was being paid to jump out of aircraft, I like to think that the training and experience that I gained has stood me in good stead.
An interest in Tai Chi led to my exploration of further studies, including studying acupuncture at the College of Chinese Medicine. I can now provide acupuncture and Tuina (Chinese massage therapy) as well as more Western-based treatments, such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and various muscle energy techniques such as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Reciprocal Inhibition (RI).
I was lucky enough to have studied under Mel Cash at the London School of Sport and Remedial Massage, and was awarded my ISRM/BTEC (level 5) Professional Diploma in Clinical Sport & Remedial Therapy.
I also studied at the National University of Medical Sciences and was awarded my Bsc Ost.
I have learnt that properly prepared sports people will perform to a far higher standard, and benefit from post-event therapy, which can significantly speed up their recovery time. This has certainly been the case when treating a number of elite athletes, including working with Harlequins Amateurs RFC in St Mary’s ‘up country’ in the past.
Whether you’re an athlete, sports person or spectator, I don’t believe that you should live with pain unnecessarily, so I endeavour to help relieve pain as much as possible through a combination of my various skills.