Geoff trained and qualified as a physiotherapist at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, and as an acupuncturist at the British College of Acupuncture, London. He worked for the NHS at St. Mary’s, The Royal London and St. Bartholomew’s Hospitals. He entered into private practice in Wimbledon in 1989. His main interests are the treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions, sports injuries and the application of both Chinese and Western acupuncture. In 2000 he was awarded an MSc in ‘Sports Injury and Therapy’ for his research investigating ‘The Effects of Acupuncture on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness’.
He is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Association (BMAS) and an advanced member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) of which he is a former committee member and journal editor. He has lectured on the acupuncture MSc. course at Coventry University and on ‘Sports Injuries and Treatment’ at Roehampton University. He uses acupuncture for a wide variety of conditions.
He has been physiotherapist to the LTA Junior tennis squad and Sutton Junior Scholarship squad (both formally based in Sutton), to the Welsh Exiles rugby covering the u14-18 age groups as well as advising London Welsh RFC mini and junior sections on rugby injuries and setting up first aid training programmes for coaches.
He is a former rugby player (Henley, London Welsh and St. Mary’s Hospital RFCs) and a former Surrey County and Welsh Masters javelin champion and silver medallist at the British Masters Championships. Geoff is a qualified level 2 rugby and athletics coach (having coached at London Welsh RFC and the Welsh Exiles and Kingston AC and Polytechnic Harriers). Given his experience of both coaching and competing Geoff currently gives lectures to coaching and teaching staff at local schools/clubs on musculo-skeletal injuries in sporting children and adolescents as well as to coaches and participants at masters or ‘a more mature’ level of sport.
Geoff is married (to a physiotherapist) and has two children, a daughter who is a graduate trainee accountant and a son who is a medical student.
Geoff has been a partner at Physiocentric since its inception.
For more information or to book an appointment to see Geoff, please contact us at www.physiocentric.co.uk/contact or call 020 8879 3608.