Who Else is Here?
Complementing our solid team of chartered
physiotherapists we also have an elite team of Pilates and Gyrotonic
We also have an extensive list of general practitioners, orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons, psychologists, osteopaths, podiatrists, kinesiologists, counsellors, personal trainers and healers that we consider an integral part of our team approach.
MAPA MCSP SRP
(Physiotherapist, Pilates Teacher and Gyrotonic Trainer - Level 1).
Director and Founder of Performance Physio Ltd
Richard is a qualified physiotherapist from Sydney University and member of both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He began an interest in Pilates in 1995 and in 1998 began official training in London to become the first physiotherapist to graduate from the Pilates Foundation UK two-year training programme. Richard served for several years on the Pilates Foundation UK's board, in charge of professional malpractice insurance, code of conduct development and trade mark protection. He also taught anatomy, neurology and biomechanics to the Pilates Foundation training courses and continues to maintain a close relationship with many Pilates teachers and students. Richard is a member of the Organisation for Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice (Physio First) and remains very active as a dance physiotherapist with the neoclassical ballet company, Ballet Black (Associate company of the Royal Opera House, London).
He is also founder and managing director of Physiobase.com the world's biggest physiotherapy professional web portal. Physiobase has, in Jan 2011, a membership of over 50,000 physiotherapists with representation from more than 180 countries. As part of this business he developed and continues to manage one of the largest malpractice insurance books in Australia for the Physio profession under the brand name Physiosure. He also built and manages the largest online physio specific jobs and courses website, PhysioBob's Jobs. Richard's daily life consists of working in this practice in Harley Street central London, moderating the Physio Forum, developing physiotherapy products and services and managing the insurance needs of his Physiosure customers.
In 2002 Richard became London's first physiotherapist to become Gyrotonic certified. His proactive and preventative approach to his work comes from his years of wide and varied experience from the hospital, to the clinic, to the sports world. In addition to his ongoing work in his practice, he's worked closely with elite athletes specializing in swimming, triathlon and alpine ski racing and has held positions in the Australian Paralympic Federation Medical Commission, the ISMWSF and the Australian Men's Alpine Ski Team. He also regularly mountaineers in Europe having climbed Mt Elbrus in Russia, Mt Blanc and also has completed the 6-day Haute Route from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. His current challenge is kite surfing.
Richard co-researched and was part of the faculty working party who wrote the UK 2000 Guidelines for the Treatment of Occupationally Related Lower Back Pain. He is the physiotherapist for Ballet Black and the Trinity College of Music & also consults to the London Fire Brigade, the City of London Police, Unilever UKCR and a number of corporations on occupational and health and fitness issues.
Richard's latest challenge is bringing to the wider physiotherapy community a new cloud-based practice management system and an integrated musculoskeletal exercise prescription program.
Performance Physio Ltd. 1994 - 2011. Perfomance Physio and Performance Pilates are Registered Trade Marks of Performance Physio Ltd.