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.
Exercise rehab instructor
My passion for sports therapy stems from a sporting background and is a keen triathlete myself I know the demands that physical activity has on the body. Using my knowledge and skills I am able to assess, diagnose, treat, and reduce the risk of injuries safely and effectively. Helping people to get active and stay active.
Being able to control injury time out from daily activities as well as from sport is huge and with that in mind, I believe that a true diagnosis is the best way to be able to dictate treatment alongside an effective strength and conditioning rehabilitation programme, as I understand what it is like to pick up an injury and not do what you love.
I graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a BSc hons degree in Sports Therapy in 2017, and I finished my Masters degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University studying Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2020.
Whilst studying for my BSc degree I was an intern at Northampton Saints RFC where I experienced that rehabilitation played a valuable part in the success of each of the players sporting careers.
During my university sandwich year, I also worked as the sports therapy intern for Perth glory football club and Western Australian cricket team, and at the beginning of my Masters I was the lead sports therapist for Newport High School Rugby Academy where I diagnosed and managed players injuries as well as pitch side first aide trauma.