Job Title: Physiotherapist
Originally from Sunderland, David graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. During this time he worked as a qualified personal trainer, boasting clients from the Yorkshire based Emmerdale soap. He later studied on the Masters level Physiotherapy course at the University of Huddersfield where he qualified with Matt in 2007, and obtained HCPC, CSP, ACPSEM, and REMO certifications. David joined Dewsbury NHS Trust but soon took a senior position at Huddersfield NHS Trust whilst looking after Halifax RLFC 1st team as Head physiotherapist. During this time David supported the GB RFL Women’s World Cup squad preparation for their tour of Australia in 2008, as well International, National and Regional Rugby Football League fixtures. David was then fortunate enough to join the medical team at Sunderland Association Football Club where he progressed through the ranks over six successful seasons and five different managers. His role focused on returning players safely back to the game, with special interests in strength and conditioning, shoulder rehabilitation and evaluating player load during high intensity training/ game situations. David has worked with amateur, scholarship and pro athletes in basketball, volleyball, tennis, RFU, cycling as well as swimming and downhill skiing. He has gained experience within the NHS, Super League, Premier League, Private physiotherapy, GP practice Clinics, as well as Occupational Health work. David is currently undertaking a masters thesis as well as training to be an injection therapist . To relax, he enjoys cycling, the gym and getting out on the motorbike (when its sunny).