Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Otago 2011
Certificate of Manual Therapy
NZMPA postgraduate diploma in Manual Therapy
Health & Care Professions Council
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Dry Needling in Pain Management
The Shoulder (Steps to Success)
The Adult Hip and Groin
ConnectTherapy™ & Thoracic Ring Approach™
Hips and groin pain shoulders
Chronic tendon injuries
Running and sport injuries
Hi I’m Josh and like many, I played a lot of sports when I was younger – apparently too much at times as I managed to keep hurting myself. This was my first insight to Physio. I always remember thinking ‘this is great!’ Helping people get back to sports, being able to rehabilitate people, get to know them and even make them better at what they do, all for a job? It sounded perfect. I also happen to have an Auntie who is a shoulder specialist Physio in Wales and a brother that runs a clinic in New Zealand too, all of which drove me to choose it as my career. I’ve always believed I was one of the lucky ones whose first attempt at a job happened to be their perfect fit! I never looked back.
Communication and understanding the patient are really key attributes to giving the best you can. Listening to the patient’s true problems and explaining the underlying issue once diagnosed are the most important factors in this. I’ve learned to never assume to know someone’s goals just because they had the same type of knee pain as the last person you saw. Helping the patient to understand the reason as to why they are having pain or limited function is paramount to get the best outcome for everyone. If communication is poor then the relationship will never work between the patient and therapist
When I’m not at work, you’ll find me at the gym (we should practice what we preach, right?), but other than that I enjoy playing 5-a-side football each week and watching the real thing whenever it’s on. Whenever I get enough time away from helping my patients achieve their goals, I love to travel and socialise with friends in all the great pubs and bars of London!