“Gareth helped me get into running after having a previous injury where I spent 10 months in cast, having 3 surgeries on my leg. Prior to this, improvement had plateaued for a long time (years) and I was experiencing injury whack-a-mole. Thanks!”
Gareth qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has 10 years of private practice experience dealing with musculoskeletal issues and sports injuries.
His post grad studies included OMT (Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy), which is the evidence-based biopsychosocial management of patients with neuro-musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. Gareth previously was the Head Physio for a South African premier league football team, Golden Arrows FC. He also gained experience working with provincial cricket as well as school boy provincial rugby teams. Gareth is trained in Shockwave Therapy here at Bristol Physiotherapy Clinic, a cutting edge treatment for persistent tendon problems. He has completed dry needling courses and is a BASI qualified Pilates mat work teacher. Gareth has gained further knowledge through online courses based on shoulder injuries and pathologies, ACL injuries, and the sporting hip.
Gareth has a passion for all sports, fitness and rehabilitation. He enjoys running and training for marathons. Gareth is planning to beat his previous best marathon time of 2:57 hrs