My name is James Kirkpatrick and I am a Sports Therapist (MSc SST) and Clinical Director at The Recovery Room sports injury clinic. My lifelong interest in the human body is my motivation and passion for what I do. This is coupled with an enjoyment of all sports, the outdoors and anything active. With being active comes a certain risk of becoming injured and experiencing this first hand has helped appreciate the times of adversity can make you a better person or performer. With that said, education of injury and injury prevention is far better than cure.
My undergraduate degree in Sports Science (BSc) from the University of Southampton was the start of my career in sport. Tennis was my main sport and I qualified as a LTA level 4 coach and have experience of teaching all age and abilities in Romsey, Southampton and Salisbury. During this time, my main interest was teaching people appropriate actions and techniques to reduce the risk of injury. By experiencing, seeing and helping people suffer less injury, I realised this interest and qualified with an MSc in Sports Therapy form London MET University.
I now work and run a full time sports injury clinic in Southampton and Salisbury to prevent and treat sports injuries. With my teaching background, I like to clearly explain to the patient how they got injured and what they can do as a result to help them become a better performer or person. Although I treat all types of sports injuries, the shoulder joint and tennis injuries are a main areas of interest and I have treated many tennis related injuries in Southampton and Salisbury. If you would like more information about injury treatment or prevention, please feel free to drop me a line.