Below is an overview of my professional education, background and the various modalities used.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Country walks, cycling, thru hiking, meditation and more recently getting back into running are my chosen ways of recharging, rebalancing and staying in shape.
Sporting exploits started in 1983 with the inaugural Abingdon Marathon in my home town. The following year Mountain Biking started to gain traction in the UK, so enjoyed a few of the original Fat Tyre Five Series events.
1986 saw me dip my toe in a cold lake for my first Triathlon (minus wetsuit, which weren’t a thing back then) An 800m/40k/10k affair.
Now in my 4th decade of competing in many triathlons and duathlons over varying distances and terrain. Managing to achieve a few wins, podium places and course records along the way. I still race occasionally for fun, despite the pain!
In 2017 I took time out to hike the lesser travelled Le Puy Camino. Almost 800 kms from Le Puy en Velay in the Alps to Saint Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees. Most people start the Camino Frances from SJPDP to Santiago de Compostela. So called because it starts in France, but after the first day actually crosses Spain. Camino Frances is far too busy for me. Preferring a more peaceful, rural, introspective experience, I opted for the Chemin de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, mostly wild camping, plus staying at a few gites/albergues along the way.
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & MODALITIES
NKT has enabled me to help many clients with “unsolvable” problems since attending the first European Seminar in 2012. NKT dramatically featured on BBC1s Doctor In The House.
This groundbreaking modality tops them all.
I’m privileged to be one of only 10 DNA Practitioners in Europe. DNA tunes into Nervous System Responses, starting with the Breathing Apparatus / Intrinsic Kinetic Chain. If you don’t own breathing you will be Movement & Global Function compromised.
Breathing / Intrinsic Chain is the first thing to address if you have pain, restriction or movement issues, including Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Jaw and Neck issues. Just about everyone I see has the full set.
DNA is the only modality which is able to determine which System is actually driving your Symptoms, be it Structural, Physiological or a Limbic Association. Then treating appropriately.
I had the privilege of being a Teaching Assistant assistant to David Weinstock, who devised NKT over 30 years ago, at the London School of Osteopathy.
DYNAMIC NEUROMUSCULAR ASSESSMENT - This groundbreaking modality tops them all. Privileged to be one of only 10 Practitioners throughout Europe.
Myoskeletal Bodywork is based on the principles of Osteopathy and Structural Integration. Many of my clients would normally see an Osteopath. Techniques used include mobilisations, soft tissue release, muscle energy techniques, fascial release and neuromuscular re-education. Treating muscles, joints and fascia to restore balance, improve function and reduce pain.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHY - BE ACTIVATED MUSCLE ACTIVATION THERAPY
Formerly the British School of Osteopathy, the University College of Osteopathy has been a leading provider of osteopathic education, research and healthcare for over 100 years.
Relaunched as the University College of Osteopathy in September 2017, the UCO is currently the only osteopathic institution in Europe to have been granted University College title and the power to award its own degrees. Our evidence-informed approach, high-quality teaching and clinical opportunities attract students from around the world; and produce graduates with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become excellent, patient-centred practitioners.
To find out more about the UCO, including our undergraduate, postgraduate and CPD programmes, visit www.uco.ac.uk.
I completed Douglas Heel’s Be Free Muscle Activation Therapy at the University College of Osteopathy, London.
Synergy | Bodyworks originally qualified as an Advanced Clinical Sports Therapist.
Sports Therapists are highly trained Health Care Professionals who apply physiotherapy skills (and much more) but aren’t shackled by the evidence based mindset. They have the added advantage of being trained in advanced soft tissue techniques, orthopaedic assessments, cryotherapy, thermal therapy, athletic taping and exercise therapy. A previous member of the Society Of Sports Therapists.
Level 5 Soft Tissue Tissue Therapists have been trained to assess, treat and rehabilitate a wide range of injuries. I am a Full ISRM Member.
SPORTS, REMEDIAL & CLINICAL SOFT TISSUE THERAPY:
Studied at the renowned Raworth International College for Sports Therapies.
CRANIAL & STRUCTURAL JOINT BALANCING - VOILA METHOD
Voila Method of Cranial & Structural Balancing is a powerful assessment and treatment protocol for addressing body pain, restoring breathing function and to help maximise performance. It’s an effective way of helping the body to heal itself. As used to assess & treat myself.
Qualified at Level 5, which is the highest possible in the UK, equivalent to Undergraduate level. Via Sports Therapy, Raworth and the London School of Sports Massage. I am registered with the British Athletes Commission, providing services to UK Sport funded athletes who have competed at International level.
ANATOMY in MOTION PRACTITIONER
AiM three dimensional movement therapy combined with NKT, dramatically featured on BBC1s Doctor in the House.
APPLIED MOVEMENT NEUROLOGY (Current study)
Functional Neurology is at the cutting edge of Health Care. It can help with balance disorders, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, MS symptoms, headaches & migraines, insomnia, numbness, dystonia, hip, knee & foot pain, dizziness, brain fog, arm and shoulder pain.
Prior to Bodywork I managed various Health Clubs around the country. Also a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM, Premier + others.