David is an experienced physiotherapist having qualified in 2004 from Keele University with a 1st class honours degree. After graduating, he has worked within local hospitals in the NHS, in professional sport with Leeds United FC (apologies to any Huddersfield Town fans!) and is currently working within his own private practice in Leeds as well as in GP clinics as a First Contact Practitioner. He has over 15 years’ experience treating musculoskeletal problems and injuries.
David is also a keen runner and has been helping runners over the past 5 years to either improve their running or help to rehabilitate them following injury.
All appointments last up to 1 hour, ensuring David is able to:
David is dedicated to seeking out the root cause of your problem and delivering individualised treatment plans tailored to your needs.
Whether you’re new to running or an experienced runner, having a running gait analysis can help:
The running gait analysis takes place in clinic on a treadmill. Your running is recorded and then analysed to identify areas to work on. It also involves a full assessment looking at lower limb joint mobility and identifying any muscular weakness or tightness. From this, depending on what is found, a plan is formulated with yourself aimed at improving running technique, strength or joint flexibility. The aim is always to get you back running in a safe way and to keep you running.
As a keen runner himself, David understands the frustrations of injury and being unable to run. He has worked with many runners and running clubs to help them get back to running and improve overall performance.
Sports massage is targeted deep tissue massage which uses varying pressures, often focused on problem areas which will be determined by the individual physical and biomechanical needs of the client. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of a sports massage whether athlete or not.
A sports massage is not necessarily a soothing, spa-like, experience but the benefits are many:
You can choose to have a sports massage on an adhoc basis but many choose to incorporate a regular massage into their routine. There is no right or wrong, just personal preference.
I had a single consultation from David regarding a calf muscle issue which had plagued me on and off for 18 months. Through pertinent questions and examination he diagnosed the problem and sent me some exercises and a 'return to running' plan. That was over 12 months ago and since then I have had no recurrence. I am delighted with the results and can thoroughly recommend David's services