Stuart Lawrence, our Clinical Director and specialist Spinal Therapist, has both participated in sports and worked with many different sporting professionals over the years. He has worked with the British Masters Medical Team and assisted members of the UK Masters athletic team who won gold in Slovenia. He has also assisted a number of professional footballers and numerous sportsmen and women participating in a wide range or games and activities.
Stuart enjoys a wide variety of sports. In his youth he played Rugby but that ended abruptly after a rather nasty collapsed scrum. He has participated in both track and field events including cycling, running and horse riding. He enjoys shooting and fishing and is currently learning to play hockey with the Old Southendians Hockey Club. The last time he had played hockey, he was only 15 years old!
Stuart qualified as a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner in 2000 and in 2007 he gained his Fundamental, Advanced and Sports Kinesio Taping qualifications from the London School of Osteopathy and Kinesio UK.
In 2009 Stuart gained his International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma from the Federation Internationale de Chiropractique du Sport in Zermatt Switzerland. This award is one of the highest accolades in Sports Science and injury prevention available to chiropractically trained practitioners. In the same year Stuart also worked at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic as an assistant tutor in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Stuart now practices as a Specialist Spinal Therapist registered with the CORP Research Foundation. CORP Research is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the research of spinal related health disorders. Much of the work now carried out by Stuart is subject to the rules and regulations of this Research organisation this is of course in addition to the Hippocratic oath he took when qualifying in 1999.
Some of Stuart's cases, if deemed of interest to the wider healthcare community, may be written up for further study, however this is always subject to his clients' approval. Stuart regularly attends national and international conferences ensuring that he stays at the forefront of the relevant science and the philosophy of practice within his chosen field. Stuart Lawrence has always endeavoured to bring the very highest level of clinical and philosophical competence to his work.