Chris is a very experienced and highly qualified physiotherapist. He has extensive experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, orthopaedics, back and neck pain, sports injuries and rehabilitation. Chris has almost 18 years experience as Physiotherapy Officer in the British Army where he trained across many disciplines including orthopaedics, intensive care, and cardiac rehabilitation in addition to his main role in musculoskeletal out patients. Since leaving the military Chris has nearly ten years working in the NHS, initially as Specialist Orthopaedic Practitioner at Peterborough Hospitals Trust specialising in back pain and lower limb conditions and finally as Consultant in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with NHS Medway, a post he still continues with on a part time basis.
Chris initially qualified with a Diploma in Remedial Gymnastics and Exercise Therapy in 1984 and was admitted to the register of physiotherapist in 1985. He went on to complete a Master of Science Degree in Physiotherapy with the University of East London in 1993. Chris continued his post graduate training following a programme of study with The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine passing the membership exams in 1997, The Diploma in Injection Therapy in 2003 and culminating in The Fellowship of the Society in 2006.
Chris has an ongoing interest in continuing education and completed his Further Education Teaching Certificate in 1990. In addition to his studies in orthopaedic medicine he has qualifications in numerous modalities; this includes electrotherapy, McKenzie approach to spinal conditions, Mulligan mobilisation techniques, lower limb biomechanics and training in various exercise and rehabilitation techniques.
Chris has a strong background in sports injuries, has lectured on The FA Diploma in Treatment and Management of Sports Injuries and has worked for a number of senior level sports teams over the years. This has included an American Adventure Race Team, a Premiership football club and has attended as physiotherapist with the England National Football Team. He also has a specialist interest in acupuncture. Having initially qualified in the Western approach to acupuncture in 1991 he has attended several training courses and in 2001 went to Beijing to study the Chinese approach to acupuncture at the International Acupuncture Training Centre. Whilst there he also completed a course in Tui Na, Chinese Massage and Manipulation Therapy.
In addition to working for The Centre for Complimentary Health in Godmanchester Chris currently works part time in his Consultant role with the NHS, alongside this he lectures nationally on The Society of Orthopaedic Medicine courses, and is a visiting lecturer with Canterbury Christchurch University.
Chris lives in Huntingdon with his long term partner Teresa, and has a broad range of interests outside of physiotherapy. Chris has a love of music, plays piano and is a very keen singer, he currently sings with ‘Vocal Academy’ a male voice close harmony chorus based in Huntingdon. He also has a great love of the outdoors and walking, has completed many long distance walks and locally he is a voluntary Walk Leader with Huntingdon’s Health Walks.
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