About The Teacher

Ian spent a good proportion of his youth as a competitive swimmer. He still loves watersports and regularly pushes his level of fitness towards competing in Triathlons. He approaches his passion for wellbeing in the same way, by working with those who wish to be better or who want to retain their flexibility and fitness, by helping the body and mind to work synergistically together to achieve neuromuscular stabilisation whilst protecting the integrity of the body and its organs: An ideal approach for injury, rehabilitation and pain management.

He studied at Glamorgan University and qualified as a Chiropractor in 2001. Working alongside eminent UK Chiropractors, he was awarded his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from the European Chiropractors Union Board of Education, following his PRT (Post Registration Training scheme) year at the Cowbridge Chiropractic and Spinal Rehabilitation Clinic.

Due to his interest in neurology and how this plays itself out in the body through chronic pain, he studied Western Medical Acupuncture and received a Post Graduate qualification in 2007. He uses acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy to his gentle, yet effective, patient-led manual approach and achieves good results with those patients who cannot tolerate or dislike a traditional ‘chiropractic’ approach.

In 2012, he was able to study under the tutelage of Karel Lewit and Pavel Kolar learning Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation, both in the UK and Czech Republic. This knowledge and insight into how joint dysfunction occurs and how to treat them has given him a better understanding of rehabilitation, sports injury, neuro issues and how to inform the brain to change and heal.

He has travelled across the Continent and settled for a few years in Germany, learning the language and practicing as a Chiropractor in a busy Clinic, a mean feat in itself, with the jargon and terminology ! He appreciates how that informed his knowledge on the anatomy and physiology of the human body and is not phased by any presenting issues.

He has worked for the past 5 years with Lilly in a diverse and challenging clinical environment, where a holistic approach to dysfunction and pain is primary to the consultation process and subsequent treatment

He is currently studying a Master’s degree in Medical Sonography at the Anglo European College of Chiropractic University College, specialising in Musculo-Skeletal Ultrasound Diagnosis.

His other interests include watersports, triathlon and two allotments. He has also been known to provide swimming and breathing technique lessons to lucky recipients on our residential Retreats!

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