MSc Manual Therapy / BSc Hons Physio
Paul is a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapist. He qualified with a BSc 2:1 in Physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2001.
He then worked in a wide variety of settings within the NHS gaining experience in all aspects of physiotherapy from intensive care, to hydrotherapy. In 2007 he left the NHS, packed his bags and headed to Perth, Western Australia to complete a Master’s Degree in Manual Therapy. Having completed the course with a High Distinction and picking up an Academic Prize in Rehabilitation along the way, he packed his bags once again and headed over to New Zealand where he worked in a private clinic in Christchurch treating everything from Joe Bloggs with back pain to elite athletes. Since returning to the UK in 2008 he has worked in private practice throughout Cornwall and Devon, including a season as lead Physio for Plymouth Albion Rugby Union team. His particular interests and expertise are in hands-on treatment to reduce pain, exercise therapy and rehabilitation, kinesiology taping and the management of sports injuries.
Since 2011 Paul has also been the Medical Director of Rocktape UK (www.rocktape.net). He teaches post graduate workshops to other therapists throughout the UK and Europe. He is also one of only 4 Rocktape Master Trainers, teaching the teachers to deliver Rocktape course courses across Europe. It is fair to say that what Paul doesn’t know about kinesiology taping isn’t worth knowing. If anyone is going to help you hurt less and move better with a roll of tape Paul’s your guy.
Paul has spent his life deeply involved in sport. As a kid Paul was into everything from track and field to whitewater kayaking. As a teenager he became heavily involved in windsurfing, winning multiple Scottish and UK titles, his claim to fame is finishing 21st at Youth World Championships in 1996, where the only Brit who beat him went on to win 3 Olympic medals! Paul has always been a runner, in the early years as fitness training for windsurfing, and has completed several road and off-road marathons (best result 3.55 in the Eden Marathon). In the last few years he has given up trying to be fast and found his niche in mid pack off road ultra-running. Highlights include a sub 9hour Classic Quarter and finishing the 100km Roseland August Trail Ultra. Paul is also an enthusiastic but very average surfer.