Following on from my post yesterday, although I’ve struggled somewhat with a few aspects of being in lockdown, I have been trying to use some of the time productively. I have been working away, behind the scenes, on obtaining two very important qualifications.

I am hugely proud to announce that a few weeks ago I finally passed my Bodymaster Diploma, after over 12 months of study. And this morning I had confirmation that I have also passed my level 1 qualification in acupuncture for sports injuries.

The Bodymaster diploma is run by world renowned osteopath, John Gibbons (pictured with me below at my final practical course), who has been my mentor and a real inspiration to me for the past 14 months. John has written many books on treating musculoskeletal disorders and taught therapists all over the world. The Bodymaster diploma is essentially a masterclass for therapists. It has improved my knowledge, diagnostic skills and given me practical treatment skills to treat a much broader spectrum of problems. I am currently the only therapist in Devon to be listed as holding this qualification.

I am also now ready and waiting to start treating clients using the ancient practice of acupuncture. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it seems, and it is highly effective in the treatment of sports injuries. I still have a lot to learn in this area, but have mastered the skill of treating tight muscles, relieving inflammation, muscle activation and lot’s more. I plan to use acupuncture as an adjunct to my other skills, making my treatments even more complete and effective.

If you would like to know more about either of these qualifications then please don’t hesitate to ask. I can’t wait to start putting my new skills into practice in the clinic.