Ian Wrightson – Sports Therapist

ian03Ian completed a degree in Sports Therapy at London Metropolitan University in 2007 and has been a fully accredited member of the Society of Sports Therapists ever since. Until the end of the 2009-2010 season he was working with London Scottish Rugby Club (National 1), providing assessment and treatment to professional and amateur players with a wide range of injuries, also producing and co-ordinating structured rehabilitation programmes in his role as the club’s Rehabilitation Supervisor. It was this role that furthered Ian’s passion for the body’s mechanics in relation to sporting and functional movement patterns. This has driven his desire to treat the body as a unit, promoting correct biomechanical movement as the mainstay of any treatment programme

Treatment methodologies are understandably varied for this purpose, with Ian employing a mixture of trigger point therapy, myofascial release, massage, joint mobility, movement pattern correction, rehabilitation and prehabilitation. Ian is also a Kinesio Taping Association Certified Practitioner, using this taping method to create better patterns of movement as well as reducing levels of pain

Outside of the clinic, Ian is currently studying an MSc in Strength and Conditioning at St Marys University College, Twickenham, additionally working as part of a team of Strength and Conditioning interns supporting Team Surrey athletes at the University of Surrey. He is also Head Sports Therapist for the Felt-Colbornes Race Team, one of the top ranked road teams in the country.

A keen sportsman, having played county and divisional rugby union, as well as competing in rugby league, cricket, tennis, hockey and athletics all at county level, he has now turned his passion for competition to road cycling, currently racing at a 3rd Cat level. Ian is never far from sport, and holidays are often spent skiing or cycling with friends and family, fuelling his passion for adventure. It was his love of sport, combined with an interest in injuries and the science behind them that fuelled his desire to pursue his career in Sports Therapy. He teams this with a constant desire to learn and is constantly striving to hone his skills as a rounded practitioner.