Alistair Dickson - Physiotherapist
Alistair graduated as a physiotherapist following a career as a Royal Marines Commando. Since then he has gained 7 years physiotherapy experience as a musculoskeletal specialist working in private healthcare and has developed as a clinical lead in acupuncture. He has a wealth of postgraduate training with the AACP in the use of acupuncture for headaches, chronic fatigue and spinal pain, as well as other problems such as stress and anxiety.
Alistair has competed in fell running and triathlon, and is currently a racing cyclist. He has gained 4 years experience as a professional bike fitter carrying out biomechanical analysis of cyclist's bike position. An owner of two bike shops, Alistair has experience in assessing and diagnosing cycling related pain and injuries for both amateur and professional cyclists. He also has experience in coaching cyclists in strength and conditioning programmes for both injury rehabilitation and cycle event training.
Alistair has also trained in Mckenzie technique and is working towards his diploma with the Society of Orthopeadic medicine.
Craig Bryden - Physiotherapist & Golf Performance Coach
Craig Bryden is the newest member of the P&SI team; he has been a qualified Physiotherapist since 2006 gaining a wide variety of experience dealing with musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. Since graduating he has had a special interest in golf specific fitness, injury prevention and rehabilitation. He has treated and implemented golf fitness programmes to golfers of all abilities from club amateurs to European and PGA Tour players. He has also had nearly 3 years working with England Golf squads providing treatment and management of player injuries and athletic development to improve golf performance.
In the NHS he has gained experience at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in both elective and trauma orthopaedic wards. More recently he has worked as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Specialist Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist for Lincolnshire Community Health Services providing treatment for GP referrals for general musculoskeletal physiotherapy, sporting injuries and cardiac rehabilitation.
Craig is also a Professional Golf Coach and has coached golfers of all ages at various levels. This gives him a clear understanding of the link between the technical and physical elements of golf to enhance golfing performance, including the prevention, treatment and management of injuries prohibiting playing golf. His experience both as a Professional Coach and as a Physiotherapist in sport has given Craig a clear and thorough understanding of the importance of being physically 'match fit' for your sporting activity. This aiding to the prevention and management of injuries and longevity of your sporting activity.
- MSK Physiotherapy
- Sports Injuries
- Golf Specific physical profiling - identifying physical weaknesses and muscle imbalances relating to possible swing faults or injuries
- Golf specific fitness programmes
Dr David Holmes
Dr David Holmes has worked in the NHS since qualifying from St Bartholemews Hospital Medical School in 1985 at the age of 23. He then spent 5 years in acute hospital medicine working in Accident and Emergency, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Rheumatology, Neurology, and General Surgery. He qualified as a GP in 1990 and has worked exclusively in the NHS since then. He is currently the senior partner in a thriving general practice in Hampton, Peterborough.
From a young age he has been a keen sportsman, being a county level sportsman for Hertfordshire in Badminton, Triple Jump, and Pole Vault. He played Cricket and Tennis for his home town of Letchworth from the age of 15yrs until he left for Medical School. At medical school he was Captain of the Cricket team for three years. He has played “village Cricket” in Leicestershire for many years. His main sport now is Golf.
Over the last three years he has been studying Sports Medicine both privately and formally at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. He has become the Club Doctor to Peterborough United Football Club. His main academic interests are in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Nutritional Fueling for Sport, Muscle Recovery Strategies for Athletes after sport.
Alexandra Cook - Dietitian
Alexandra is a Registered Dietitian, registered with the Health professional's Council and is a member of the British Dietetic Association
She has 9 years' dietetic experience including clinical work for the NHS, research at the Ministry of Defence and she has also worked with the British military in Germany for a number of years focusing on rehabilitation, military fitness and health promotion.
She is able to offer consultations on a wide range of medical conditions, for example, weight management, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, Crohns, colitis, coeliac), women's health (PCOS, ante/post natal advice), raised lipid/cholesterol levels, food allergies and intolerances and nutritional counselling.
Alexandra is a Clinical and Sports Dietitian, registered with the Health professional's Council and is a member of the British Dietetic Association. She has 9 years' dietetic experience, including clinical work for the NHS, research at the Ministry of Defence and has also worked with the British Military in Germany for a number of years focusing on rehabilitation, military fitness and health promotion. Alexandra is able to offer consultations on a wide range of medical conditions, for example, weight management, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, Crohns, colitis, coeliac), women's health (PCOS, ante/post natal advice), raised lipid/cholesterol levels, food allergies/intolerances and nutritional counselling. She additionally specialises in Sports Nutrition. With a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from The University of Birmingham and being an experienced, competitive distance runner, she has a deep understanding about the fine balance of optimum nutrition for sports and exercise. She can help clients to harness their potential and achieve their goals, whether it is achieving a favourable body composition or working out feeding strategies to enhance training, performance and recovery.
Simon Miles - Podiatrist
Simon is a HCPC registered Sports Podiatrist who has a particular interest in Biomechanics and orthotic management of lower limb injuries, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles and Running injuries of the ankle. He graduated from Aston University with first class honours in podiatric medicine. He has worked with and treated players from a number of professional sports clubs such as Leicester Tigers RFC, Aston Villa FC, Derby County FC, GB ladies hockey team and Leicester Ladies HC. He is a keen sportsman himself who has and still does compete in the English National League both Indoor and out where he has represented a number of clubs over the last 10 years. More recently he has represented Wales in the European Club Trophy 2012 Lille, European Indoor Club Challenge 2012 Padova and European Club Cup 2013 Prague where he won a gold medal.
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 7.30pm and Saturday 8am to 12 midday