Im Chris and Im a Bristol based, highly experienced Senior Physiotherapist. Im registered with the Health Professions Council and am a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. My full time job is working for the NHS as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. I divide my time between this and my role as one of the Directors and founding members of Healthy Hydrotherapy.
I graduated with honors from Nottingham University in 2003 with a degree in Physiotherapy. As a Junior Physio I worked in all specialities, seeing a wide range of patients and gaining invaluable experience in all aspects of Physiotherapy. This has enabled me to successfully treat patients in the hydrotherapy pool with a diversity of problems.
After moving to Bristol, I specialised in musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. I enjoy the challenge of giving the best Physio service I can by learning from and teaching others. My interest and experience in a wide range of sports is crucial in providing high level rehabilitation and aiding swift return to competition following injury. I work directly with Orthopaedic Surgeons in a specialist clinic for patients with exercise related pain. We take referrals from NHS and military sources across the Southwest.
I have spent over six years helping to run private evening Hydrotherapy exercise groups. This has allowed me to complete the Foundation Course in WATSU and I regularly give Water Relaxation Therapy. These groups however are not accessible to all and this is where Healthy Hydrotherapy fits in.
Outside of work I enjoy a busy, active life with lots of hobbies. You can usually find me playing football, cricket, golf, cycling or climbing up The Avon Gorge. I really love a challenge and this drive has led to completion of Oxfams 62 mile Trailwalker race, The Coast to Coast Walk, half marathons and triathlons. Over the past twelve years I have enjoyed travelling and exploring the world. Ive volunteered for conservation projects in Costa Rica, Tanzania, Namibia, Kenya and New York and worked as a lifeguard in Maryland, USA. Ive also travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Australasia, North, South and Central America.
These varied experiences and interests perfectly equip me for my role with Healthy Hydrotherapy.