Colin qualified from Kings College Hospital in 1985. He has over 25 years of experience of treating musculoskeletal conditions with the whole variety of physiotherapy approaches including acupuncture, obtaining the precursor to the current MSc the AACP Diploma in 1997.
Keen on stretching himself he studied and obtained an Open University degree in 2004.
Colin has studied and practiced a range of musculoskeletal physiotherapy approaches including manual therapies (Maitlands, Combined Movements and Grade V Manipulation); neuro-orthopaedic examination and treatment; soft tissue treatments including muscle energy techniques and clinical acupressure; exercise management of both acute and chronic soft tissue dysfunction. He is fully qualified in a range of electrotherapeutic management options, including the use of electro-acupuncture.
He has experience of advanced Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal examination and is IRMER (interpretation of medical imaging – MRI and X-ray) trained with experience of referring for MRI and X-ray, and interpreting blood test results within the MSK Scope of Practice.
He qualified as a supplementary prescriber in 2006 whilst also training under the auspices of a GP in injection techniques. In 2014 He was successful in obtaining Independent Prescribing status, and has successfully treated patients with both acute and chronic MSK Pain.
Colin obtained his Masters Degree in Research Methods in 2009. He is a member of BMAS, and has run acupuncture training programmes for colleagues.
Colin is currently an Associate Lecturer for the University of Kent’s Medway School of Pharmacy, which is the main local provider for training of non medical prescribing for Nurses, Pharmacists and AHPs, and is involved in clinical skills training.
Colin is on the reviewer team for the Journal of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, and Arthritis Research UK.