Our patients are sports people or individuals who want to become more active who have foot, ankle, knee, leg or hip injuries that are causing them pain. Here at NK Active, our aim is to get you feeling great again and back to fitness, with the skills you need to manage your physical activity.
Our core team
Podiatrist Clinical Director
I’m the Clinical Director of NK Active and I have a passion for helping people and educating others about Podiatric Sports Medicine. I spend my weekends playing sports; I play a lot of hockey and I’m Captain of my local team, and I really enjoy squash and cycling. I’m also a husband and father to a growing family.
I practice what I preach and have followed an external programme of rehabilitation and strength conditioning following injuries that I have sustained through sport.
I graduated from the University of Northampton with a degree in Podiatry and started out in the NHS before progressing to private practice and running my own clinics. I’ve worked with athletes since graduating and I’ve gained a vast range of experience; treating patients who are recreational runners to elite athletes. I was a Sports Podiatrist at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of their 16-strong Podiatric Sports Medicine team and I’ve joined the Salomon think tank team as one of the 5 specialists from around the world.
I enjoy helping and educating runners, hikers and team sport players to be more in control of their training and activity. I have a particular interest in exercise induced leg pain and plantar plate injuries, and I’ve written various journal articles and presented lectures about those topics.
I’m an endurance athlete specialising in 10,000m to half marathons and I compete for my local athletic club and have represented my county and South of England. Running is a hard sport to get right and that’s why there are always challenges – you need to have an end-goal with an open mind, being flexible helps you fight setbacks along the way. My advice is to do everything you can to reduce the risk of injury – it’s not possible to eliminate it, you need to be mindful. Here at NK Active we give you the tools to help you prevent injury, for runners – how you run is often the cause of pain and we can enhance the performance of your gait to reduce injury.
My sports background and own injuries have given me invaluable experience that enables me to help my patients. In the past, I’ve had Achilles problems and calf injuries and so I know what it’s like to have setbacks and not be able to compete. It’s a big thing to miss a race or be unable to train – if I can limit that or prevent it for my patients, then that is what I do. I work with my patients to rehabilitate them and get them back on track.
I have a BSc in Sports Science from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and I qualified as a Podiatrist at the University of Southampton. I also have a PG Cert in Podiatric Sports Medicine from Queen Mary University of London. I have experience of working in the NHS and in private practice. I particularly enjoy working with runners and my specialities are Achilles tendon injuries and rear foot pathologies.