I am a dynamic practitioner with a passion for sport and exercise rehabilitation. My current interests include biomechanical analysis, exercise rehabilitation, and injury screening. For the last few years, I have been completing a postgraduate degree specialising in sport and exercise biomechanics.
In my own time, I enjoy keeping fit and healthy using weight training and high-intensity interval training. I take time to attend sporting events and enjoy playing competitive football.
After completing my BSc (Hons) in Sports and Exercise Science, I began gaining valuable experience working with athletes in coaching and strength training roles. I then wanted to continue to pursue new opportunities, which has now led me to positions in private practices for over four years working on various MSK, neuro, and cardiac cases in general populations and athletes. My previous role also included overseeing and managing the technical operation of virtual-reality rehabilitation and training equipment (CAREN, DynSTABLE, C-Mill).
In 2018 I completed my postgraduate MSc in Sports and Exercise Biomechanics. During these studies, I completed a two-year placement within an elite rugby team. This allowed me to complete a dissertation with a selection of the players focusing on the underlying biomechanical mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
MSc Sports & Exercise Biomechanics
BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Science
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) – Level 1
Functional Workloads & Injury Prevention – Level 1 Workshop
DSE Desk/Workstation Assessment
Gait Scanning & Orthotics Assessment
Biomechanical Assessment – Injury, Rehabilitation and Performance
Strength & Conditioning
Return to Activity/Sports
Lower Limb Rehabilitation – Hip and Knee
Lower Back Rehabilitation
Pre/Post Operative Rehabilitation
Pre/Post Total Replacement Surgery Rehabilitation – Hip and Knee
Stephen and Jamie provided physiotherapeutic and rehabilitation support virtually, that took me from complete incapacitation to full function. I am convinced that if I had not come to see Stephen, I would have spent lockdown misdiagnosed, and consequently with an injury that might never have healed.
Given the fact that Stephen had examined my injury in person only once, it is amazing to me that Jamie and Stephen’s interventions have been so transformative. Stephen and Jamie are both extremely knowledgeable professionals. They are also very skilled listeners, which enables them to respond to each client’s issues in a highly bespoke, individualised, and therefore, extremely successful way. It is not an exaggeration to say that If it were not for Perfect Balance, given the circumstances, I do not think I would have been able to run again.
Following a series of three operations in the last decade, I turned to PB for bespoke rehab. Under the supervision of neuro osteopath Stephen Makinde, who expertly identified my weaknesses I was assigned to rehab specialist Jamie Cunningham, who over the ensuing weeks staged my recovery in an efficient, progressive manner. After a decade long absence from the gym I now enjoy the confidence to participate In a full exercise regime on a regular basis. I have no hesitation in recommending PB for their professionalism and expertise. My back surgeon specifically advised me to seek out a bespoke rehab programme, and as far as I’m concerned it was a fully worthwhile investment.
Had rehab with Jamie Cunningham at the Luton Clinic after Surgery in Jan 2019, had 4 sessions and each session Jamie explained what exercise was good for me and set out a plan each time to help me on my road to recovery. I am now thanks to Perfect Balances help on the path to a full recovery and back doing full training and feeling great, thank you Jamie and Perfect Balance would recommend highly for there professional approach!
Big thanks to Jamie, Aaron and Stephen for firstly treating me as an individual and also the care and attention afforded to me and my injury issues. I can’t recommend Perfect Balance enough for all athletes.
I have been seeing Jamie for the past few months on zoom meetings and can honestly say he has helped me so much advising me each week the exercises I need to do to help build the strength in my core to keep my back strong. Jamie constantly monitors what I am doing to ensure I keep on track with my exercises. I feel this has been huge benefit to me and I now have confidence in my back which I have not had this for many years. Thank you to Perfect Balance Clinic, you are a great team.
Collectively, the team at Perfect Balance have helped me to transform my health over the last three months. When I first met Stephen Makinde I was in chronic pain with my shoulder, knee and foot. The shoulder pain had been diagnosed as a lipoma by my GP. However, with three sessions, the tension had been released and, with time and exercises provided by the physio, Jamie, strengthened. The foot, with Stephen’s guidance on taping, has rebalanced. Jamie provided further exercises to strengthen hamstrings, thighs and glutes. I am grateful to the Perfect Balance team for their support and guidance and wholeheartedly recommend their holistic approach to health.