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Meet Daniel, Our Newest Physiotherapist! And find out why physiotherapy can help you.

Today we are taking a moment to introduce one of our physiotherapists, Daniel Thompson. In this article we will delve into the world of sports therapy to answer our most asked questions and find out a little bit more about Dan himself.

 

So, who is Daniel?

Daniel completed his Master of Science (MSc) in Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett University. He has provided physiotherapy assessment and treatment to both inpatient and outpatients, delivering positive outcomes by improving physical strength, cognition, mobility, and quality of life and has covered the core areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in the public and private sectors, and in professional sport settings.

Prior to entering the field of physiotherapy, Daniel completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln. This enabled him to develop a greater knowledge, understanding and experience in key areas of physiology, biomechanics, and psychology, in order to better understand their impact on sports performance, physical activity, health and well-being.

It is through a combination of both his formal qualifications and experience that Daniel believes he can provide a more holistic rehabilitation support programme, blending both the clinical aspects of physiotherapy and the practical aspects of exercise science to ensure a long term solution.

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Interview with Daniel, our physiotherapist.

Interviewer: Hi and thank you for participating today let’s jump right into it! What made you want to persue the field of physiotherapy?

Daniel: I had a positive experience with a physiotherapist of my own which led me into the field, and since completing my degree and gaining experience I would have to say that the satisfaction of helping people get back on their feet and back to normality has ensured I continue practising.

Interviewer: That’s a really lovely sentiment, and talking about your education – what was your favourite part?

Daniel: I loved the experience, the wide variety of work settings which led to meet lots of new people, and helping them reach their goals was my favourite part. Also, working for Leeds Rhinos, that was a fun learning adventure. But definitely the social aspect. Meeting and helping lots of different people on a regular basis.

Interviewer: When you see these patients, what condition do you see most often?

Daniel: Mostly lower back pain, a lot of sciatica. Especially since the Coronavirus pandemic with people working from home and putting more strain on their back and neck.

Interviewer: Are those the conditions that you enjoy the most?

Daniel: I specialise in lower back pain and sciatica so they are my favourite to treat because I can treat them with a better understanding. It helps my patients to get back up and running a lot faster, and that is what I enjoy the most.

Interviewer: You enjoy helping patients stop seeing you more than treating them? Haha!

Daniel: In a way, I guess yes! To be able to restore someone’s health and function gives them their life back. They’re not just a client, they have their own life that is put on hold and I can help them move forward.

Interviewer: Do you have any tips for our readers?

Daniel: The ones you hear most often, the typical eat well, exercise regularly, sleep well are the best tips. They are said a lot because they are the factors that help. People also need to see a specialist sooner rather than later, because time does not fix the problem.

Interviewer: That is some really helpful advice. Thank you for your time.

 

How can physiotherapy help you?

There are a lot of benefits to physiotherapy, including but not limited to:

  • Preventing injuries
  • Improving strength and endurance
  • Improving range of motion
  • Correcting postural and muscle imbalance
  • Increased joint mobilisation
  • Reduced stiffness and pain

 

If you are struggling with pain, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Our team is here and ready to help you TODAY!

 

t: 0113 2900 310

e: thelawrenceclinic@btconnect.com

w: Visit our physiotherapy page or Leeds Back Pain Centre for more information.

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