I trained at St Thomas' Hospital London qualifying MA, MB BChir (Cantab) in 1966/67. I gained postgraduate experience in orthopaedic medicine, studying under several eminent specialists in manual osteopathic and orthopaedic medicine. After a few years general practice I progressed to full time practice in orthopaedic medicine (now often referred to as musculoskeletal medicine).
My past appointments include President of the Institute of Orthopaedic Medicine 1989-92, President of the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine 1992-98 and Dean of the Institute of Sports Medicine 1988-90. Currently I am Vice President (Immediate past President) of the International Federation for Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM), an examiner for the Diploma of Musculoskeletal Medicine (DipMS Med) and Diploma of Sports Medicine (Society of Apothecaries, London). I have been awarded Diploma (Honoris causa) in musculoskeletal medicine by the Society of Apothecaries.
My textbooks - "Sports Injuries" (OUP), "Back Pain" (Butterworth Heinemann) and "Work Related Upper Limb Disorders" (Butterworth Heinemann) - reflect my clinical interests. A "Textbook of Musculoskeletal Medicine" is in press. I am a member of Academy of Experts, enjoying a busy medicolegal practice. 50% of my clinical workload is the assessment and non-surgical management of spinal and nerve root pain by techniques such as spinal manipulation, epidural injections, paravertebral injections, trigger point therapy and prolotherapy.
I work closely with allied healthcare professionals and have a weekly clinic at BUPA Methley Park Hospital.