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 two 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 undergraduate degree in 2012, I wanted to develop my skills as a practitioner much more. I began working in America as a sports coach for several summers working with children. I then returned to the UK, and began a mentorship focusing on strength and conditioning with youth athletes for nearly two years. In 2015, I then started working as a technician/exercise scientist at a rehabilitation centre. I was fortunate enough to work with various populations such as stroke survivors, children, military veterans and athletes.
I was responsible for the operation and technical use of several virtual-reality training environments (CAREN, DynSTABLE, C-Mill). Alongside this, I began my postgraduate degree to continue to further my skills and to gain more specialist knowledge within biomechanics. I am nearing the completion of the course, which has allowed me to complete a project with professional rugby players to understand the underlying mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
MSc Sports Sciences (Sport Biomechanics)
University of Chester (completing by October 2018)
BSc Sports & Exercise Science
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Level 1
Workloads and Injury Prevention Workshop
DSE Desk Assessor
‘I came to see Stephen in person on the day before lock down, and Stephen established that my injury had been up to this point, misdiagnosed. He managed to secure for me what seemed to be the last MRI scan in London, before lock down closure. Stephen and Jamie then 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 mis- diagnosed, 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.’