Tim is the registrar and founder of the Sports Therapy UK, and has over 20 years experience in developing and teaching sports therapy courses. Tim is a Senior Lecturer and Year Lead for the Sports Therapy BSc degree programme at the University of Bedfordshire and holds a Masters Degree in Sports Therapy Training from Middlesex University. He is currently researching the effects of advanced manual therapy techniques on soft tissues, as well as compiling his second book on this subject area. Tim is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
His first book, The Complete Guide to Sports Massage forms the core text for our own sports massage courses as well as sports massage modules at some colleges and universities. He is now collaborating with Lead Tutor, Jade in writing a book on advanced soft tissue techniques. Tim has worked with many sportspeople, in particular the players at Finchley R.F.C.
Tim has presented research at various conferences around the world including the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy World Congress: Athletic rehabilitation and conditioning for the athletes in Tokyo, Japan in 2007 and San Antonio, Texas U.S.A in 2009. More recently, Tim reported on latest research conducted with colleague Peter Sheard on the ‘differing effects of four variations of neuromuscular technique (NMT) on range of motion in healthy athletes’ at the inaugural European Society of Athletic Training and Therapy Conference in Jerzmanowice, Poland.
Tim has acted as advisor to other universities creating sports therapy degree programmes, has been a panel member for various validations of degree and foundation degrees, and is currently a Consultant Advisor to VTCT for their training awards in sports massage.