“I met Chris about ten years ago and it is not an understatement to say that I can’t live without him! He has kept me running/competing after multiple different triathlon injuries and is incredibly knowledgeable and also so sympathetic and optimistic. Essential for self-obsessed triathletes, desperate to get back to training! Everything he tells me to do works without fail and gets me back on the road quickly and stronger. Thank you, Chris, if I haven’t said it often enough!”
Chris is a fully qualified Sports Rehabilitation Specialist who graduated from St Mary’s University in Twickenham and is a full member of BASRat. He specialises in diagnosing sports injuries, biomechanical assessment, functional rehabilitation, sports massage involving deep tissue and myofascial techniques, as well as nutrition.
Sports Rehabilitation focuses on a functional and active recovery from injury. It aims to find the source of the injury to reduce likelihood of re-injury and provide advice on all aspects of treatment. Although the name implies, sports people are not the only people Chris treats.
Chris has provided sports massage at several events, including the London Marathon and worked as a massage therapist for International rugby teams such as South Africa and New Zealand as well as London Welsh Rugby Club.
Chris is also trained in the manual therapy technique called The Mulligan Concept which is a world renowned technique in the treatment of many injuries. He also has a significant amount of experience in running and cycling injuries, as well as being a qualified Joanne Elphinston Movement Systems Practitioner (JEMS). Chris also lectures at the University of the West of England (UWE) for the undergraduates in Sports Rehabilitation.
Chris is also the Manager and Head Running Coach at the Running School Bristol after receiving a high level of training from world renown running expert Mike Antoniades at The Running School Headquarters in Chiswick. He is also trained in Shockwave Therapy, Electrical Muscle Stimulation, and Therapeutic Ultrasound. Chris is trained in Shockwave Therapy here at Bristol Physiotherapy Clinic, a cutting edge treatment for persistent tendon problems.
After growing up in Bristol, Chris moved away to Australia for a year then to London to study and is very excited at being back working in his home town. Away from work, he is a keen sportsman including cricket, rugby and running.