Richard qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1995 after studying at Brunel University and went on to gain an MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the world renowned Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.

Upon his return he was invited to join the medical team at the Essex County Cricket Club. He works closely under the auspices of the English Golf Union and the Lawn Tennis Association. He is also a Titleist Performance Institute certified Golf Fitness Instructor and Medical Practitioner. He has a special interest in shoulders and has founded The Bristol Shoulder Clinic.