Qualifications: MSc HCPC Reg
HCPC Registration: PH 97481
Experience at AMS Physio: 8 months
After completing my BSc (hons) Sports Science in Cardiff I went on to study Sports Massage Therapy and work in the French Alps. Upon returning, I began my two year MSc Rehabilitation Science at Brighton, qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2011.
My first four years was spent in the NHS, gaining experience in neurology and paediatrics before specialising in musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy. As a senior MSK physiotherapist I specialised in dynamic screening, lower limb and spinal injuries, and ran an acupuncture clinic. During the last two years in the NHS, my wife and I established a successful clinic at a climbing centre, where we specialised in higher-level sports injuries.
In early 2015 we left the UK to work overseas for 14 months. During this time we spent three months establishing a new physiotherapy service for disabled children in Uganda, trialed a newly-developed MSK teaching tool in India and Indonesia, and trained yoga instructors in functional anatomy in Thailand. During this year we also qualified as yoga instructors and Thai Yoga Massage practitioners, and I enjoy incorporating these elements into my physiotherapy practice.
When I’m not in the clinic I enjoy kite surfing, climbing, yoga, trail running and playing the guitar. I am passionate about leading an active and fulfilling lifestyle and take great pleasure in empowering my patients to do the same.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Mr Michael Ashton