Our patients are sports people or individuals who want to become more active who have foot, ankle, knee, leg or hip injuries that are causing them pain. Here at NK Active, our aim is to get you feeling great again and back to fitness, with the skills you need to manage your physical activity.
Our core team
Podiatrist Clinical Director
I’m the Clinical Director of NK Active and I have a passion for helping people and educating others about Podiatric Sports Medicine. I spend my weekends playing sports; I play a lot of hockey and I’m Captain of my local team, and I really enjoy squash and cycling. I’m also a husband and father to a growing family.
I practice what I preach and have followed an external programme of rehabilitation and strength conditioning following injuries that I have sustained through sport.
I graduated from the University of Northampton with a degree in Podiatry and started out in the NHS before progressing to private practice and running my own clinics. I’ve worked with athletes since graduating and I’ve gained a vast range of experience; treating patients who are recreational runners to elite athletes. I was a Sports Podiatrist at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of their 16-strong Podiatric Sports Medicine team and I’ve joined the Salomon think tank team as one of the 5 specialists from around the world. I completed my Masters at Brighton university in clinical lower limb biomechanics and rehabilitation.
I enjoy helping and educating runners, hikers and team sport players to be more in control of their training and activity. I have a particular interest in exercise-induced leg pain and plantar plate injuries, and I’ve written various journal articles and presented lectures about those topics. I have also published some research into why runners may get Medial tibial stress syndrome (Shin splints)
Podiatrist / Clinical academic
I love working and meeting new people and find it a privilege to share their journey of recovery whether the end goal is to walk to the dog, play with the grandkids, run a marathon, or compete at an international level. I have an interest in Morton’s neuroma. If I am not here, I am working on a research project about feet!
I qualified as a podiatrist in 2012 after completing my degree in podiatric medicine at the University of Southampton. I subsequently completed my PhD in February 2018 in parallel to working with a range of patients who have complex health needs. Through my experiences in the NHS, academia, and the private health sector, I developed a love for rehabilitating conditions of the lower limb and using ultrasound imaging to look at soft tissue structures. Ultrasound imaging is the technology used to scan babies through a women’s pregnancy.
I continue to work in academia and research in the field of musculoskeletal health and use this information to support our service here at NK Active. I believe it’s the combination of education, new research, and management of lower limb conditions that will support people to remain active and mobile for as long as possible.
To maintain my wellbeing and symptoms of hypermobility (increased range of movement in joints) I like to lift weight at the gym, cycle, surf, and practice yoga.
BASRaT Sports Rehabilitator
As a young man I joined the army and completed the All Arms Commando course and pre-parachute selection before passing selection and serving in Special Forces.
Training with Special Forces, Commando and Airborne Regiments gave me first hand experience of fitness training in all environments from jungle to the arctic and deserts.
I have seen my fair share of training injuries and trauma but following from my own injury I transferred to the Royal Army Physical Training Corps where I developed a special interest in injury and exercise rehabilitation and became more interested in the scientific and academic processes involved in rehabilitation and the return to activity.
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.
I completed the service rehabilitation course at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court and studied at St Marys University College, gaining an Honours Degree in Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation.
After leaving the army I joined a private company where I delivered a biopsychosocial treatment model using a cognitive behavioural approach (CBT) in an occupational health role to provide exercise rehabilitation services for major organisations. These included FTSE 100 companies, insurance companies, local government, utilities companies and the emergency services. I also worked on the NHS Condition Management Program providing exercise interventions for people on incapacity benefit.
I have a huge passion for rehabilitation, exercise conditioning, and re-education programmes to you in individually or as part of a group, giving you the best possible chance to achieve your goals.
I have 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 )