A passionate, results driven practitioner. Assessments and treatments are drawn from a wide range of modalities. Everyone is different so there is no once size fits all approach or generic rehab printouts from physio software.
Everything we do and the reasoning behind it is usually different to what clients have typically experienced elsewhere. Most have paid a lot of money (usually in the thousands) trying various other approaches, often including surgery, none of which have delivered effective, lasting results.
Here is an overview of my professional education, modalities used, background and interests.
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.
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.
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)
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I have enjoyed racing many triathlons and duathlons since the mid 1980s. Managing to achieve a few wins, podium places and course records along the way. I still race occasionally for fun.
Country walks, meditation, cycling, and thru hiking are my chosen ways of recharging & rebalancing.
In 2017 I took time out to thru-hike the lesser travelled Le Puy Camino Pilgrimage (also known as the Via Podiensis) from Le Puy en Velay in the Alps to Saint Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees (the start of the hyper busy French Way Camino to Santiago de Compostela in Spain) almost 800kms across France, mostly wild camping.
Other Pilgrimages are planned, including The Old Way to Canterbury, Camino Primitivo (the original and more rural route to Santiago de Compostela) plus I have a few more of the UK’s National Trails to tick off and other long distance thru-hikes.