I am a passionate, results driven practitioner. Assessments and treatments are drawn from a wide range of modalities and knowledge gained over the years. Everyone is different so there is no once size fits all approach or generic rehab printouts from physio software.
Pretty much everything we do and the reasoning behind it is different to what clients have experienced elsewhere. Many have paid a lot of money (usually in the thousands) trying various approaches and surgery, none of which have delivered effective, lasting results.
Releasing, mobilising and stretching stuff, just because it’s tight, restricted or painful, then sending you on your way and hoping for the best, doesn’t fit with Synergy | Bodyworks considered, problem solving approach. It’s obviously that way for a reason…
This all too common approach can actually add to your problems. Releasing compensation strategies which may be present to help stabilise an unstable joint or poor muscle function would be akin to removing a neck brace or taking away a crutch when your leg is in plaster. Or just papering over a crack when the cause is a structural issue elsewhere.
Much better to take the time to figure out WHY and make inroads into the underlying cause.
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 in 2
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.
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. Previous member of the Society Of Sports Therapist.
Level 5 Soft Tissue Tissue Therapists have been trained to asses, treat and rehabilitate a wide range of injuries. I’m 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.
Trained to Level 5 (under-graduate level, the highest in the UK) Integral to 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, combined with NKT, dramatically featured on BBC1s Doctor in the House.
FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY (Current study)
Functional Neurology is on 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 triathlon and duathlon events since the mid 1980s. Managing to achieve a few wins, podium places and course records along the way. Occasionally race for fun these days on much less training. Country walks, meditation, cycling, and thru hikes are my chosen ways of recharging.