B. Physiotherapy MCSP, MHCPC
MSc (Pain) MIASP
Certified Pilates Instructor MAPPI
Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapistbook john
John joined The Practice as a senior clinician in July 2006. John graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1996. He worked for three years in a large Queensland hospital, predominantly in neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy, before heading to the UK more than eight years ago.
John brings to the team a wealth of experience in managing spinal pain and sports injuries. He prides himself on providing individualised care to patients to help them achieve their specific goals; after all, no two patients have exactly the same injury, experiences or aims! John is also a fully certified Pilates instructor through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), based in London. Combined with his excellent manual therapy skills, John sees Pilates as a user-friendly medium to reduce recurrence of injury. It allows him to apply his Physiotherapy principles to improve movement efficiency and facilitate a controlled return to functional activities.
John has provided physiotherapy and mental training for the polar explorer and environmental campaigner Parker Liautaud for all of his expeditions to the north and south poles. In this television interview John
discusses his role in Parker’s preparations for the world record setting 565km trek in December 2013. It is now officially the fastest unsupported trek from the coast of Antarctica to the south pole. In the interview, John also links up live with Parker during the Antarctic expedition.
Continuing professional development has always been important to John. At the end of 2007 he completed his Masters degree (MSc Pain) at Kings College London, which focussed on the study of pain mechanisms. He was also a senior lecturer for the APPI between 2003 and 2008, regularly training and accrediting other Physiotherapists throughout the UK and Southern Ireland in Pilates. John spent 18 months as an Honorary Research Fellow part-time at The Brompton Hospital in London, and was involved with the hospital in a research project investigating the effect of musculoskeletal physiotherapy on dysfunctional breathing.