Academy Instructors

Course Director - Patrick Harding

Patrick is an MSK Specialist working as the Lead Physiotherapist with Arsenal FC Academy. He is also the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for the Physio & Therapy Practice, Teddington, South London

He qualified from the University of Ulster, Belfast before focusing on his MSK development. He is MSc accredited and has previously worked as the Deputy Head of Therapies for the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore (RNOH).

He has a strong contact and non-contact based background working previously with GB Slalom Canoe and Archery in Olympic sport. He has worked with professional rugby in the Irish Premier League, Australian Rules Football in Sydney and Professional Football. He has a keen interest in movement analysis and running mechanics incorporating his experience in athletics to all of his recent roles. In addition he has worked with national Boxing squads, MMA, Club and Inter-county Gaelic Football/Hurling and Royal Academy dancers.

Course Director - Rob Madden

Rob works as a Senior Physiotherapist at The Centre for Health & Human Performance (CHHP), 76 Harley Street and lead physio for AJ Boxing. Outside of sports taping, he has a special interest in spinal dysfunction, IMS acupuncture needling and tendinopathies. He qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from Bristol UWE and also holds a diploma in sports massage and a Masters level certificate in acupuncture. Previously, Rob worked in various high level sports, private practice, NHS outpatients and inpatient rehab.

 

Rob has written pieces on the topic of sports taping, warm up and stretching and continues to work internationally with a variety of elite athletes particularly with Canadian pro snowboarding. Previously, he worked with Great British Olympic teams; to include Bob Skeleton, Snowboarding, Canoeing, Judo and Archery. In addition to this, he has also worked in professional rugby, basketball and semi-professional football.

 

Course Instructor - Richard Moore

Richard Moore is a Registered Osteopath with a first class (honours) degree and is Clinical Director of a clinic in Nottingham UK (www.mooreosteopathy.co.uk). He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy (iO). With vast experience in the use of kinesiology tape, Richard has had a number of literature reviews published in SportEx Dynamics journal looking at the evidence behind the use of the tape in musculoskeletal treatments.


Rich Moore Osteopath

 

Course Instructor - Adam Rattenberry

Adam currently works as the Lead Performance Physiotherapist for Welsh Athletics, having previously worked in professional football for over 10 years. Adam has a special interest in hamstring and tendon injuries, their management and rehabilitation. Since qualifying as a chartered physiotherapist from Cardiff University in 2005, Adam has worked in various elite sports and multi-sport championships, and went on to complete his Masters in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy in 2016.

Course Instructor - Niall Maher

Niall currently works as a highly specialised lower limb physiotherapist for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust as well as an Academy Physiotherapist for Manchester United FC. Niall gained his Msc in Advancing Physio from Sheffield Hallam University and has worked with in various MSK capacities within the NHS and professional sport. He has a huge range of teaching and taping experience to draw from and has a special interest in ACL rehabilitation.

Course Instructor - George Stewart

George currently works as a specialised sports therapist for Montrose FC and is a lecturer for massage and acupuncture at Dundee college. George's main experience stems from his work in professional sport after spending time at Carnoustie AFC and Dundee Utd FC.

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