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A former GB marathon runner and county level basketball player, I have been managing my full-time Sports Massage & Remedial Therapy practice in Basingstoke, Hampshire (UK) for over twelve years.

 

This considerable period has enabled me to treat a broad patient-base, with wide-ranging ages, backgrounds, and activity levels, from sedentary folk to élite/professional athletes. My clinical work comprises a strong emphasis on:

–  A Structural Integration (SI)-based ‘integrative’ approach to each client’s unique life-long adaptation to gravity, underpinned by Thomas Myers’ KMI® Anatomy Trains® model

–  A contrasting rigorously ‘analytical’ approach to postural and movement dysfunction, firmly resting on Kinetic Control® research and training

These mutually complement each other to offer an effective combination of assessment, treatment, and progressive functional, goal-orientated remedial/preventative advice and exercise prescription. Inter-professional referrals and ‘team work’ are also available as and when required.

Extensive CPD training since graduating from the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) in 1997 has included:

–  A part-time MSc in Bodywork (1998-2001), which fuelled my research aspirations

–  A number of the Kinetic Control® ‘Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance’ course Series

–  Recent completion of Structural Integration (SI) Bodywork professional training based on the ‘inspirational’ and remarkably ‘logical’ KMI® Anatomy Trains® model, tutored by Tom Myers, James Earls, and Mike Doxey. This culminated in successfully passing the IASI’s Certification Board for Structural Integration exam, to gain qualification as a Board Certified Structural Integrator CM (BCSI).

–  This BCSI CM qualification represents a significant early achievement within a Clinical Doctorate aiming to explore SI efficacy in alleviating specific symptoms of rheumatological autoimmune conditions collectively known as ‘Systemic Sclerosis’ (SSc), including enhancing immune function. I have authored two clinical papers on the subject, one published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (JBMT), Vol. 15 (2), April 2011, the other due for publication later in 2011.

–  I have completed Parts 1 & 2 of the three-Part 2011 Kinetic Control® ‘The Movement Solution’ course in Twickenham. This represents a fantastic opportunity of bringing together and updating my knowledge and skills in clinical understanding and management of ‘movement dysfunction’. It likewise ideally complements the predominantly ‘synthetic’ and ‘integrative’ KMI® model with KC’s rigorously analytical approach.

A LSSM Tutor since 1998, I have assumed joint overall responsibility for the Southampton- based LSSM Level 5 (formerly Level 4) Diploma course since 2004, and tutor a wide range of high quality, small group CPD courses at all levels for soft tissue therapists, Chartered Physiotherapists, and other manual therapists throughout Southern England and occasionally in Europe.

Finally, I have been National Event Work Coordinator for the ISRM (and formerly the LSSM) since 1999, providing high quality on-site Sports & Remedial Massage services at major sports/athletics events such as GB European and World Cross Country Trials, Olympic Athletics Trials, the London Marathon and Triathlon, etc. I have also been ISRM Newsletter Editor since 2009.

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