Since graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2008, Dave worked in the NHS for 5 years, becoming a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. In the summer of 2014, he left the NHS to take up the challenge of a PhD on lower limb injury prevention, an area he had become interested in through his clinical work. He feels that being able to combine and apply research into his clinical practice is extremely important.
Dave has gained Sports Physiotherapy experience working at Plymouth Albion Rugby Team and has attended several postgraduate courses, including the study of movement dysfunction. Before becoming a Physiotherapist, he completed a Sports Science degree from the University of Brighton, which has been useful in exercise prescription for clients.
During his clinical experience Dave has sought to further his knowledge by keeping up to date with current evidence and critical appraisal of research to improve his clinical skills and to ultimately better help people achieve their goals.
Dave is very active including cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats, however, he spends more time off road these days. He has completed a few half marathons and a mini triathlon, is into various water sports and hitting the snowboard slopes in the winter.