Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Personal Fitness, Health & Wellbeing Case Manager
Profession: Clinical Specialist Chartered Physiotherapist and Personal Fitness, Health & Wellbeing Case Manager
Phone: 07377 684450
Canary Wharf Physiotherapist
Simon trained as a physiotherapist from 1992, graduating with honours in 1996 from King’s College University, London. After completing his junior rotations through the different specialities at the Royal Free Hospital, London, he specialised in outpatient physiotherapy (spinal pain/dysfunction; joint problems and other musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries) in the private sector for 6 years. During this time he began his progression to becoming a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist as well as gaining further post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He also furthered an interest in analysing movement patterns and coaching of enhanced motor control with formal training (Kinetic Control).
After a career break travelling around the world, with further post graduate training he became a Clinical Specialist and eventually a Clinical Director at Back in Action UK, London. He completed an MSc. in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with merit, at Keele University in 2013. This qualification also elevated him to being a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist, a method to analyse and correct movement patterns. During his time at Back in Action and more latterly back at the Princess Grace Hospital, London, he worked with more clients without traditional physiotherapy problems but who required specific fitness coaching or health and wellbeing coaching. He also treated more complex rehabilitation clients and those with chronic pain, often referred to him by junior colleagues. His post graduate training (other than his formal University qualifications) reflected this alteration to his client group with training on diet, hydration, refuelling/rehydration, strength and power training, cognitive behavioural therapy, endurance training and the psychology of athletic performance.
Following a variety of external influences, he had the opportunity and motivation to set himself up in business and the idea of Super Fit was conceived.
Simon has worked with a wide variety of clients over the past 21 years including amateur and professional athletes, clients with multiple health challenges as well as regular, more traditional physiotherapy patients.
BSc (Hons) King’s College, London 1992-1996 Physiotherapy
Certificate in Professional Studies Manchester Metropolitan University 1998 Sports Physiotherapy
MSc (Merit) Keele University 2009-2013 Neuromusculoskeletal Healthcare
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)
The CSP is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 56,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and associates. It provides a wide range of member services and campaigns on behalf of all physiotherapy staff and the physiotherapy profession including guidance on professional standards, how to achieve best practice standards and comprehensive liability insurance.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The HCPC is a regulator and was set up to protect the public. They keep a register of health and care professionals who meet their standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. They currently regulate, amongst others physiotherapists.
All the professions regulated have at least one professional title that is protected by law. This means that anyone using the title ‘physiotherapist’ must be registered with the HCPC. It is a criminal offence for someone to claim that they are registered with the HCPC when they are not or to use a protected title that they are not entitled to use. The HCPC will prosecute people who commit these crimes.