My background has always been very sporty. From a young age I excelled at many sports captaining the school football and basketball team. I played for the school rugby team and ran middle distance for the athletics team.
The one sport that really captured my imagination and still does to this day is Squash. On leaving school I was offered a full time Squash coaching job. I had many years coaching and playing squash at an elite level. I have held the Men’s Berkshire County Squash Championship title 13 times and in 2010, I held the Men’s British Closed Over 40’s Championship title. In 2014, I was Runner Up in the British Open Over 45’s Championship.
All through my playing days I had sports-massage and Osteopathic treatment, which kept me largely injury free. Although I loved my sporting life I recognised a need for a change in career, so I decided to embark on a 9 month Diploma in Sports and Remedial massage with The London School of Sports massage (LSSM).
From day one of the course I was hooked and knew instantly that a career in manual therapy was the path for me. As a sportsman I am always fascinated by how the body works and how it can breakdown. Interestingly that’s exactly what I am concerned with as an Osteopath and Sports Masseur. To this day my Osteopathy has a sports massage bias. I use a lot of deep massage techniques, and various sports massage stretching techniques.
After gaining my qualification with the LSSM (London School of Sports Massage) I decided to study Osteopathy. I enrolled on a 5 year part time degree in Osteopathy at Oxford Brookes University.
I gained my BSc in Osteopathy in 2003 and have been working in private practice since.
Since attaining my degree I have undertaken many courses to compliment my core osteopathic skills; these include Dry Needling (Western Acupuncture), Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofascial Taping and Pilates.
I currently practice Osteopathy from home, where I live with my partner, daughter and son. I continue to lecture on sports massage.