So, Where Does Simon's Passion Lie and What Makes Him Tick!
Apart from watching Surrey at the Kia Oval Simon is at his happiest when coaching & mentoring truly exceptional, growth- and open-minded fitness, exercise, manual therapy, Pilates & movement professionals who know that there is more to exercise & injury prevention but don't know where to turn for the most up-to-date science and evidence-based information.
To break down the inherent & stereotypical barriers that often exist between PT's, massage therapists, Pilates specialists and others in the industry to achieve something that is much greater than the sum of the individual parts.
By working more closely together through developing a mutual understanding, a common language and a complementary toolset, allowing them to transform their businesses by offering truly joined-up solutions and thus able to solve deeper challenges for their clients together than they currently can on their own.
So Simon decided to combine two of his passions by running his groundbreaking ActiveiQ Endorsed "Get Even Better Results Discovery Day" coaching events at The Kia Oval!
Working with Simon is always a pleasure: he has always asked the questions most are afraid to ask. He has never been afraid to stand out from the crowd, and is always keen to share a debate with likeminded individuals. Simon offers multiple tools that deliver high quality Coaching to colleagues and continues to push his own understanding of the human body and it’s complex systems.Jo Abbott MSc, Biomechanist, Clinical Anatomist, Researcher & Lecturer
Simon is a Clinical Soft Tissue Specialist, Specialist Biomechanics Coach and Independent Health & Wellness Coach & Consultant who is fully trained in specialist and advanced tissue mechanics, clinical and therapy disciplines. Simon runs seminars and workshops and provides mentoring and coaching to exceptional fitness, exercise and therapy professionals who are looking for an edge, wanting to stand out in a very crowded industry and, most importantly, wanting to help their ideal clients in a much bigger way.
Using the very latest science, evidence-base and research into the intrinsic relationship between movement, exercise and injury, Simon helps exceptional fitness, exercise, movement and manual therapy professionals understand their clients bodies in far greater detail, to highlight which exercises, movements or manual therapy interventions are right for that individual right now and which are not, understand why injury occurs, pre-empt and reduce the risk of exercise, mobility and injury issues and thus help their clients move and feel better and succeed more quickly with greater confidence.
Key to this objective is helping Professionals understand how they can proactively integrate with allied fitness, manual therapy and movement professionals in such a way as to deliver and achieve even better results and outcomes for their clients.
Simon spent 25+ years in IT Management Coaching, Mentoring, Consultancy and Training. He now practices and communicates the very latest techniques and concepts in a way that is totally unique and fundamentally changing the way people think about movement, exercise, pain and injury.
Knowledge and understanding are crucial and Simon’s refreshing approach seeks to re-frame and challenge common beliefs and myths, using the very latest science, evidence-base and research. Once we truly understand the underlying causes of common exercise, movement and injury scenarios AND understand the vital skills of allied professionals with whom we can proactively integrate, THEN we are well on the way to solving them challenges and helping our clients in a much bigger way.
Simon has specifically sought out the most up-to-date training and thought-leadership in the country and now works alongside some of the most eminent practitioners and researchers in the world, who are right at the forefront of injury research.
Those who have shaped Simon’s work include (but are not limited to) Dr. Stuart McGill (Professor of Spine Biomechanics), Shirley A Sahrmann PT PhD FAPTA, Diane Lee PT FCAMT CGIMS, David Butler & Michael Shacklock (practitioners, researchers, authors and industry leaders in the field of Clinical Neurodynamics), Martin Haines (Chartered Physiotherapist, International Lecturer and Trainer in Intrinsic Biomechanics) and Jo Abbott (Biomechanist, Clinical Anatomist, Researcher, Lecturer and Trainer).
Jo Abbott is Simon’s professional mentor and they meet up on a regular basis for face-to-face coaching & mentoring sessions. Simon is also involved in a number of Jo’s experimental and inter-tester reliability studies, which form part of her Doctorate at Chichester University that entails exploring the connection between anatomy, biomechanics, motor control, optimal performance, longevity, non-contact injuries, functional nutrition and physical therapy and how this drives Chronic Orthopaedic Injury.
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