Big NK Active news as we welcome our newest member of the team; David Rigg!
David will be joining us from Tuesday 02nd March as our new Sports Rehabilitator and his appointment means that we can offer injury and rehabilitation services to those with upper limb issues too.
Having trained with Special Forces, Commando and Airborne Regiments, David has first hand experience of fitness training in all environments from jungle to the arctic and deserts.
Following his own injury he transferred to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps where he developed a special interest in injury and exercise rehabilitation and he became more interested in the scientific and academic processes involved in rehabilitation and the return to activity.
David completed the service rehabilitation course at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court and studied at St Mary’s University College, gaining an Honours Degree in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation.
After leaving the army he joined a private company where he delivered a biopsychosocial treatment model using a cognitive behavioural approach (CBT) in an occupational health role to provide exercise rehabilitation services for major organisations.
He also worked on the NHS Condition Management Program providing exercise interventions for people on incapacity benefit.
David says: “I found that training in Sports Rehabilitation and particularly the psychological aspects of injury and recovery allows me to connect with people to achieve their goals. When I am not at work I enjoy cycling and have a horse to look after, I am also a bit of a food lover!”
David and NK Active
Using ground-breaking rehab techniques, his experience will make him an invaluable member of the NK Active team, as he has also worked extensively with companies to help reduce sickness leave caused by MSK (Musculoskeletal) injury.
Clinical Director at NK Active, Nick Knight says: “It’s brilliant to have David on board with us. We are really proud of the holistic approach that we offer to all patients who come to us with injuries and having David on the team further cements that forward thinking proactive style that our patients have come to expect at our clinics.”
NK Active, injury rehabilitation
Our clinic treats patients from across Romsey, Basingstoke and surrounding areas helping them return to fitness or becoming more active. With the latest technology available at the clinic, our specialists are able to offer bespoke treatment plans that ensure an individual can get back to fitness and free form pain, whatever their fitness level or background.
David adds: “I am really excited to be joining NK Active. The ethos of the practice reflects the values that I bring to working with clients and I look forward to meeting patients old and new as I work across the clinics helping patients with their sports rehabilitation.”
David has professional registration with The British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers www.BASRaT.org and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with membership of the National Strength and Conditioning Association ( www.NSCA.org)
Make an appointment
David will be joining the NK Active team from Tuesday, 02nd March and will be available for appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
You can contact us via email or telephone to make an appointment with David. #NKActive #moveforward