I have been involved in both orthodox medicine (physiotherapy) and complementary medicine for over 40years and have remained at the forefront of my chosen profession in the clinical field and education.
I spent my early years in general practice and sports medicine and was Hon. Physiotherapist to the British Amateur Athletic Board as well as to Combined Services Rugby and Royal Naval Rugby teams. Since branching out from sports medicine I have studied many different approaches to therapy and healing including acupuncture, acupressure, homoeopathy, reflexology, chakra energy healing, polarity therapy, biomagnetics, iridology, massage, manipulative therapy, reiki, naturopathy, radionics and craniosacral therapy.
Having this broad spectrum of knowledge, together with an orthodox background has given me great experience in many varied forms of analysis/diagnosis and hence the ability to ascertain the root cause of a condition and not just to palliate its symptoms.
I served in the Medical Branch of the Royal Navy from 1965 to 1979 when I worked in hospitals and on board ship (HMS Grenville) for a year. I spent the last five years of my service time as physiotherapist to the Royal Marines where acute medicine was encountered first hand. I also had a spell as head of the medical team at the Royal Tournament. Between 1979 and late 2002 I worked as a natural medicine consultant from my homes in Devon, Milton Keynes and Lincolnshire as well as in Harley Street, London.
I spent a year as Director of Therapies at Tyringham Naturopathic Clinic (near Milton Keynes) in the mid 90's and also had the good fortune to work at other practitioners' practices in London, Northampton, St. Neots and Louth. In January 2004 I took the decision to retire from full time clinical work due to on going aggravation with long term spinal problems. I gave up clinical work altogether at the end of 2011 just prior to cervical spinal fusion and decompression surgery. This has given me more time to write books and articles as well as teaching others the many unique ways of healing that I have devised. In October 2005 I was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for my work in the integration of professional complementary therapy into mainstream physiotherapy. I am past Chairman of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine (ACPEM) and am past President of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) as well as having been Journal and Newsletter for 5 different CSP Professional Networks. In 2014 I was elected President of ACPEM.
I am devoted to the advancement of professional complementary medicine within the umbrella of physical therapy. My hobbies are classical music (especially Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Wagner), walking, model making and looking after our dog (named 'Bones'),sheep, hens, ducks and our 13 acre croft. I also serve on the Skye Cance Care committee. I have also been a Methodist Local Preacher since 1990 but have little opportunity in conducting worship in a remote part of the Scottish Isles where there are no Methodist chapels. In 2014 I was elected to become President of ACPEM (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Energy Medicine), hoping to make the role as proactive as I can.
Lecturing and Workshops
This began as far back as 1972 when I gave a talk on Sports Injuries to the local Physiotherapy Branch. Since then I have lectured at 6 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) annual conferences plus 16 CSP Specific Interest Group annual conferences. I have also lectured widely on the continent.
In 1979 I founded, with my wife Andrea (also a chartered and state registered physiotherapist), Moorlands Natural Medicine Teaching Centre at our home in Newton Abbot, Devon. I then commenced to specialize in running weekend experiential workshops for fellow professionals. These were mostly in acupressure and reflextherapy but diversified into radiesthesia, naturopathy and homoeopathy.
I have organised and taught at hundreds of workshops and seminars in most areas of the UK and Europe. For many years I have taught the 5/6-day workshop 'Healing with the Chakra Energy System'. This has undoubtedly influenced scores of delegates into changing their working practices. I took a break from giving workshops for the early part of 2002 whilst settling into a new lifestyle in Skye but commenced again in 2005. Up to now, I have concentrated on teaching post graduate courses to medical professionals. In 2015 I decided to take a break from organizing and initiating workshops (41 years is a long time) and will rely on people asking me to give one. They will be rewarded with a free place.