B. Physiotherapy MCSP, MHPC, MSc (Pain) MIASP.
Certified Pilates Instructor
John brings to the team at London City Physiotherapy a wealth of experience
in managing spinal pain and sports injuries, both in the UK and Australia. John
graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of
Physiotherapy in 1996. He worked for three years in a large Queensland hospital,
predominantly in neurorehabilitation, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal
physiotherapy, before heading to the UK in 2000.
John prides himself on providing individualised care to patients to help them
achieve their specific goals; after all, no two patients have exactly the same
injury, experiences or aims! John is also a fully certified Pilates instructor
through the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), based in
London. Combined with his excellent manual therapy skills, John sees Pilates as
a user-friendly medium to reduce recurrence of injury. It allows him to apply
his Physiotherapy principles to facilitate a controlled return to functional
activities and assist in the reduction of symptoms.
Continuing professional development has always been important to John. At the
end of 2007 he completed his Masters degree (MSc Pain) at Kings College London,
which focused on the study of pain mechanisms. He was also a senior lecturer for
the APPI between 2003 and 2008, regularly training and accrediting other
Physiotherapists throughout the UK and Southern Ireland in Pilates. John was
recently appointed as an Honorary Research Fellow at The Brompton Hospital in
London for 2008-9; he is currently involved with the hospital in a research
project investigating the effect of musculoskeletal physiotherapy on
In his spare time, John also fits in marathons (still trying to get those
PBs!) and learns Spanish and Japanese. He has hiked many long distance trails
throughout the UK, Australia and elsewhere, and has traveled extensively.