I would describe myself as an integrated health practitioner. Although my focus is on nutritional management of clients' health, I like to also consider the physical and psychological well-being of an individual.
My background is in exercise, having competed as a middle-distance runner for over 20 years. Academically I progressed to a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of North Carolina and then qualified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sports Masseur. In the past 12 years I have used these skills in my role as a Personal Trainer to many population groups, ranging from individuals with clinical disease through to elite athletes.
Nutrition has always been an important part of my health provision with clients and it is now the focal point of my career. After completing a third degree (in Nutritional Therapy) at CNELM, which included an NLP Practitioner qualification, I became a therapist and lecturer here. I teach on all years of the BSc Nutritional Therapy programme and lead several modules. Additionally, I run a Nutritional Therapy clinic that includes clients with specific disease conditions, individuals searching for the status of optimum health and also sport-specific populations. I can work with most health concerns in an integrated way, although my speciality areas tend to be health imbalances; such as weight management, digestive problems, fatigue and adrenal stress (which can also be viewed as over-training or over-reaching syndrome).
My sports interests mean that I lead the new Postgraduate module in Sports Nutrition, called ‘The Competitive Athlete’, which has been very successful in its first year. As part of my clinic, I regularly consult with elite athletes who benefit from my integrative appraoch to their health and performance. Athletes who I have helped include: runners, triathletes, swimmers, footballers, boxers, weight lifters, skiiers, golfers, surfers, hockey and badminton players.
If you would like to book a consultation with me then call on 0118 979 8686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I organise my own clinic diary to fit in with teaching and other administrative roles at the Centre. Weekdays and some early evenings are possible times for consultations.
I look forward to helping you to move closer to your goals.