RICHARD CLARKE MCSP
Richard graduated from Northumbria University in 2002 and worked for several years in the NHS in the North East before leaving to work and travel in Australia. On his return to the UK, Richard worked in several clinics in and around the Manchester area, specialising in Occupational Health and Sports Physiotherapy. During this time, Richard worked closely with TASS athletes (Talented Athletes Scholarship Scheme) and Olympic 2012 hopefuls in a variety of sports, including rowing, badminton and cycling.
Richard completed his Master’s degree at Keele University and the subject of his dissertation was research into shoulder injuries in rock climbers, having developed this interest working with the numerous local climbers who injure their shoulders!
Richard also has a specialist interest in assessing and retraining runners and has developed our RunFit Service. This service provides runners with a treadmill based biomechanical assessment, a functional movement screen and drills and exercises to improve running performance and reduce injury risk.
Richard treats patients with a combination of manual therapy, muscle imbalance retraining, Clinical Pilates, exercise therapy and acupuncture. Richard also specialises in shoulder injuries, cycling related injuries, whiplash associated disorders and persistent back and neck pain. Richard is also a member of the acupuncture association of chartered physiotherapists (AACP).