Ian attained a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Physiotherapy [BSc (Hons)] at The University of Hertfordshire, which included undertaking student placements at a number of different hospitals, including The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, and The Regional Rehabilitation Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow.

Having qualified in 1999, Ian commenced his Physiotherapy career in the NHS based at The Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, initially gaining broad-based experience working within Musculoskeletal Outpatient, Orthopaedic, Elderly Care, Respiratory (including Intensive Care and High Dependency Units), Medical, and Community Paediatric Physiotherapy teams.

Ian then chose to specialise in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy within the hospital, treating a wide range of conditions affecting children and adults, ranging from neck and back problems to post trauma rehabilitation (including fractures and whiplash), post orthopaedic surgery, and sports injuries.

Ian also established and ran exercise classes for people with back problems and osteoarthritis of the knee and provided the Physiotherapy input to a ‘Falls Clinic’ for the elderly, which included an exercise class to improve balance, strength and mobility.

Ian then began undertaking work in the private sector, working in private clinic and occupational health settings, treating a wide range of people, from school age to the elderly, including high level amateur sports players. Ian has also provided court/pitchside cover for youth basketball and rugby teams, and a youth international tennis tournament.

Over the years Ian has participated in a number of sports and activities including rugby, football, running, hiking, judo, trumpet playing in bands, Scouts (initially as a member, and then as a leader), and musical theatre (including performing).

Ian is a member of:

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists [CSP];

and he is registered with:

The Health and Care Professions Council [HCPC].

Ian is also a member of the following organisations:

  • Physio First.
  • Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists [AACP].
  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics [ACPOHE].