I graduated from West Middlesex Hospital, London, in 1980 and went on to complete a 2 year rotational Staff Grade post at Ealing General Hospital. My first Senior job was in Australia where I worked in both Sydney and Adelaide. It was a great opportunity to experience how they do things “down under”.
On my return to the UK I worked at the Royal Preston Hospital in the physiotherapy outpatient department where I went on to become the Out-patient Manager. During this time I studied for my Graduate Diploma in Advanced Spinal Manipulation achieving full membership of the prestigious MACP (Manipulation Association of Chartered Physiotherapists) in 1985.
As a keen rugby player myself, it was a pleasure to be appointed Physiotherapist, along with Carol, to Preston Grasshoppers RFC in 1984. We provided a full clinic and match day service for 12 years before moving to Lancaster.
In 1985 Carol and I were part of a 3 man consortium that founded Preston Physiotherapy Clinic, a self funding private Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, operating from within the Physiotherapy Department at the Royal Preston Hospital.
I moved to Lancaster to commission a new Out-patient Physiotherapy Service at Owen Road GP Surgery before taking on a new roll as Senior Physiotherapist in the Spinal Treatment Unit and doing two clinics as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics. While in this post I studied for the Diploma in Injection Therapy which I was awarded in 2003.
I joined Carol working at Hest Bank Physiotherapy Clinic in 1992, and have worked there since, becoming full time from 2005 when I “retired” from the NHS.
I keep in shape with fell walking, mountain biking, playing tennis and dinghy sailing. In my spare time I enjoy playing saxophone with a local swing band and a saxophone quartet.
If you would like any further information you can contact me via the clinic e-mail below.