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APOS Therapist at Holborn Clinic
Simon joins our Holborn AposTherapy clinic with a diverse background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He brings his experience gained in sports injuries, orthopaedics, acute and chronic conditions to our Apos team. He also has a background in furniture and product design with a special interest in ergonomics.
Outside work Simon loves outdoor sports and is a keen climber, mountain biker, surfer and snowboarder.
Simon trained as a physiotherapist from 1992, graduating with honours in 1996 from King’s College University, London. After completing his junior rotations through the different specialities at the Royal Free Hospital, London, he specialised in outpatient neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy (spinal pain/dysfunction; joint problems and other musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries) in the private sector for 6 years. During this time, he began his progression to becoming a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist as well as gaining further post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He also furthered an interest in analysing movement patterns and coaching of enhanced motor control with formal training (Kinetic Control).
After a career break travelling around the world, with further post graduate training he became a Clinical Specialist and eventually a Clinical Director at Back in Action UK, London. He completed an MSc. in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with merit, at Keele University in 2013. This qualification also elevated him to being a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist, a method to analyse and correct movement patterns. During his time at Back in Action and more latterly back at the Princess Grace Hospital, London, he worked with more clients without traditional physiotherapy problems but who required specific fitness coaching (including personal training) or health and wellbeing coaching. A particular speciality was personal training case management for clients wishing to undertake major physical challenges such as running a marathon or ultra-events such as the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert. He also treated more complex rehabilitation clients and those with chronic pain, often referred to him by junior colleagues. His post graduate training (other than his formal University qualifications) reflected this alteration to his client group with training on diet, hydration, refuelling/rehydration, strength and power training, cognitive behavioural therapy, endurance training and the psychology of athletic performance.
Following a variety of external influences, he had the opportunity and motivation to set himself up in business and the idea of Super Fit was conceived. The Super Fit mission is to provide high quality personal training, coaching and treatment that is science based as well as drawing on extensive experience. It does not offer ‘fast results’ and won’t agree to or set unrealistic goals. Results will come from a collaboration of detailed analysis, the appliance of science, mutually agreed goals and hard work. Each athlete/client is an individual case and any programme will be bespoke.
Simon has worked successfully with a wide variety of clients over the past 21 years including amateur and professional athletes, clients undertaking significant fitness/physical challenges, clients with multiple health challenges as well as regular, more traditional physiotherapy patients.
APOS Therapist based at our London Clinic
Charlene is a senior physiotherapist and also has a role within the operational aspect of the company. She delivers a highly skilled professional service to all her patients as well as overseeing the smooth aspect to different projects of the business.
Charlene has a background in fitness instructing, operations and is a competitive bikini fitness bodybuilder. Her experience has included setting up fitness services and delivering physiotherapy within the private sector and NHS.
She has a passion for exceeding individual expectations and aims to promote self-efficacy and motivation to all her patients, as well as using her skills to further facilitate the business.