Ian has been a physiotherapist for over twenty years. In that time he has spent a considerable amount of time working with sportsmen and women. He worked as a physiotherapist for England Rugby Union, for 14 years, with various teams, and spent the last 6 years working with the Elite Playing squad, as physiotherapist to England ‘A’ squad.
Currently Ian is Lead Physiotherapist in the North West for the English Institute of Sport, and Technical Lead for the North directorate, as well as being clinical director of Back In Action Rehabilitation, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
He completed his PhD, in examining musculoskeletal causes of shoulder injuries within professional rugby, and is currently reviewing the role of physiotherapy within the management of musculoskeletal injury.
Ian has published several articles in peer reviewed journals on the subject of musculoskeletal injury management, and worked as part of the HQ medical team for Team England at the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games and was a member of the Team GB medical team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.
Ian is a member of the Education Committees for The British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation. (EUSSEE).
In his spare time, Ian spends most of his time ferrying his children around to their various social and sporting engagements, and desperately trying to get some time with his wife!
Ian has recently been doing some speaking/presenting engagements the latest being an international one at SECEC and EUSSER in Berlin.
Ian supported Team GB in The British School at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Ian at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
After years of hard work Ian had finally got his Ph.D! Congratulations!
Ian's invitation to the Queen's Garden Party
Ian supported the GB Team during the London 2012 Olympics
Ian at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony July 2012
London Olympics 2012 Uniform
Ian pictured here with the England Saxons in his role as Team Physio