What makes me different from other Practitioners?
Hello, my name is Alan and I’ve been helping people recover from injuries and various other conditions for over twenty-five years.
I have spent all this time attempting to turn myself into the best therapist I can possibly be – somebody who has the answer to MOST muscular-skeletal discomfort or energy imbalance, without the need to refer a patient off to somebody else when the going gets tough, or an answer can’t be easily found. Being brutally honest, I help most people that come to me but not everyone. As I like to say to those patients who have unrealistic expectations – “I’m good, but I’m not God”
Arriving at therapeutic practice from The computer industry, (and bringing many years of martial arts training along with it – I was a student of the martial arts for more years than I care to remember, and hold black belt Dan grades in Goshinjitsu and Bujinkan Ninjutsu), I began my formal therapists training in 1990 with the gifted acupuncturist Gerry Roche. He helped me recover from a failed spinal operation and inspired me to become a Therapist in my own right.
In 1992, I was fortunate to be accepted into the European school of Modern Acupuncture, run by the complementary therapy guru Mr Ken Andrews.
There I qualified in Anatomy & Physiology, and was also thoroughly schooled in many disciplines of physical and energetic alternative and complementary therapies, including; Traditional & modern acupuncture, five element, frequencies, balance points and soft tissue & manual releases. This led to diplomas in advanced modern acupuncture, massage, neuromuscular release & Cranial sacral therapy.
I joined the Association of Osteomyologists in 2003 and gained further diplomas in Muscle Energy Technique, and Cranial sacral therapy, and leaving them in 2009 when they started to move in a direction that I no longer agreed with.
In 2009 I joined the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) and who I remain with to this day.
Finally, I’m also a fully qualified First aid assessor.
If you got this far, thanks for reading and good health for the future.