Jamie graduated from Salford University U.K. in 2005, with a BSc in Sports Rehabilitation. He moved to Australia the same year and completed his Masters in Physiotherapy at Sydney University in 2008.
Jamie had originally worked as a personal trainer and completed a Personal Training and Sports Therapy Diploma in 2002. His background from personal training to physiotherapy ensured Jamie became very passionate about how people move early on and opened up questions as to why people struggled to move optimally or experienced pain?
He recently has become more interested in complex chronic pain. What Jamie asks himself with these patients is are they complex bio-mechanically with structural compromise or are they complex systemically/biological? Or are they a little of both? In particular, he believes we are underestimating the centrally sensitised patient in chronic pain and due to this failed recognition, medical management is not helping the patient.
With acute injury Jamie maintains up to date evidence based practice and regularly reviews new research and evolves his interventions accordingly. His musculoskeletal approach to physiotherapy involves looking at posture and biomechanics as a factor in performance, injury and recovery.
Jamie has completed numerous post-graduate courses including dry needling, myofascial release, articular and muscle energy techniques and pain education workshops.
His particular musculoskeletal interest is with hip and shoulder dysfunction and muscle function around these joints. He has completed Dr Alison Grimaldi’s dynamic hip retraining course and Dr Jeremy Lewis’ Shoulder Theory and Practice. He has also completed completed Dean Watsons headache course. He is working on writing exercise programs based on specific common dysfunctions for the shoulder, hip and spine. He has previously ran workshops in this area for personal trainers.
Jamie is involved in a NSW PHD research project for the treatment of chronic pelvic and back pain. Jamie additionally runs a personal training studio in Darlinghurst doing a combination of physiotherapy and personal training. If you are interested in making a booking in Darlinghurst, please call Jamie on 0431 124 441. In his spare time Jamie plays lots of tennis, loves to travel and does his best to follow Manchester United from a more challenging time zone.