What makes me different from other Practitioners?
I have been helping people recover from injuries and various other conditions for over thirty years.
During this time I have attempted to turn myself into the best therapist I can possibly be – somebody who has the answer to MOST muscular-skeletal discomfort or energy imbalances, without the need to refer a patient off to somebody else when the going gets tough, or when an answer to your problem can’t be easily found. Luckily, I am able to help most people that come to me but unfortunately not everyone, (as I like to say to those patients who have unrealistic expectations – “I’m good, but I’m not God”).
I arrived at therapeutic practice from the computer industry, (and bringing many years of martial arts training along with it – I have been a student of certain Ko Budo martial arts for many years, and bring to the clinic some of the principles and techniques that help heal instead of hurt).
I began my formal therapists training in 1990 with the gifted acupuncturist Gerry Roche, in Newport. Gwent. 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, energetic, meridian and complementary therapies, including:- Traditional & modern acupuncture, five element theory, frequencies, balance points, soft tissue & manual release techniques. This led to diplomas in advanced modern acupuncture, massage, Neuromuscular & Myofascial release, as well as Cranial sacral therapy.
I joined the Association of Osteomyologists in 2003 and gained further diplomas in Muscle Energy Technique, and Cranial sacral therapy, But left them in 2009 when they started to move in a direction that I no longer felt comfortable with.
In 2009 I joined the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA), with whom I remain with to this day. Finally, I’m also a qualified trainer & Assessor.
So does this make me different to any other practitioner you may have met? I can’t answer that, but some practitioners who are dedicated to their work and patients strive to constantly improve, others unfortunately only see the financial outcome of treating people. I hope that if you decide to book an appointment with me, you will quickly realise that I am in the first group.
If you got this far without dozing off, thanks for reading and good health for the future.