B.Sc (Qld), B.App. Sc Phty (Syd)
Simon graduated from the University of Queensland (Australia) with a science degree
with majors in Physiology, Anatomy and Biochemistry. He then went on to study physiotherapy
at the University of Sydney graduating in 1984. Simon has worked clinically in hospitals and private
practice in Australia and England, and has also been a lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of
Sydney. After completing his Masters degree, he established his own physiotherapy private practice
which he ran for 21 years until moving to Clitheroe in 2017 when he joined the practice
for a "gap year or two".
Simon often uses the "Ridgway Method" approach to treat complex problems causing symptoms
in the spine, arm or legs, and also the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute of Adelaide’s approach to chronic pain,
which looks at the body dysfunction from a slightly different perspective to the normal approach. Simon
and his wife Christine, who is a Psychologist, jointly ran a Persistent and Chronic Pain Management
Programme, from their practice on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
Simon has a particular interest in neck pain and headaches having worked with Dean Watson
who is an expert in cervicogenic headaches, male urinary problems following prostate cancer,
and the management of lymphoedema.
He brings a different range of treatments to the practice and we are lucky to have his
skills available to us whilst he is here in England.