BSc(Hons) Ost, BSc(Hons) Sports
Bill has established himself as a local expert in treating acute low back and cervical spine pain. With his background in Sports Science he is well known by many of the Islands top sportsmen and women and was asked to be a member of the medical staff for the Jersey Island Games team in Rhodes.
He is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and uses Acupuncture techniques to complement his manual work.
Bill completed a postgraduate course in Cranial Osteopathy through the Cranial Academy in America.
He is trained in Clinical Pilates through the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute.
Bill is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council and recognized by all major health insurance companies.
He has been a part of the Jersey Medical Team at the Island Games and has a wealth of experience treating elite as well as recreational sportsmen and women.
He represented Jersey at hockey from 2005-2009 and was captain of the Men’s 1st XI and Channel Islands County team during this period. Prior to moving to the island he played County and Divisional
Hockey in the UK and spent some time playing for Surbiton HC in the National League Division 1 before moving to Spencer HC due to time constraints from his studies.
Bill started his studies at Birmingham University where he gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Sport and Exercise Sciences. His ambition to work in sports injuries required further studies and he was drawn to Osteopathy. He attended the British School of Osteopathy studying Osteopathy and gained a second BSc (Hons) degree.
From there Bill chose to emigrate to Australia and spent four years working in practice between Brisbane and The Sunshine Coast. In Australia he was exposed to many top-level athletes and worked as part of a medical team responsible for their care. Amongst others he regularly treated international swimmers, hockey players, cricketers and aspiring professional surfers. Bill then moved to Jersey to be with his partner, now wife, Lucy Race and set up ‘The Osteopath’. With him he bought his expertise and experience to the islands sportsmen and women and was asked to join the medical team for the Island Games. He soon built up an excellent reputation and has been involved with the care of Island sports teams and individuals ever since.
Bill is also a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society and uses acupuncture alongside his manual osteopathic technique. He is also trained by the Australian Pilates and Physiotherapy Institute in Clinical Pilates and is able to use this alongside his first degree to advise on exercises to enable a return to sport after injury.
Over the past two years Bill has been training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is currently working towards his diploma. He is able to integrate this work into his approach recognizing the importance of psychological components in recovery from injury.
Bill is looking forward to working as part of an integrated team of experts at Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic in providing a truly multi-disciplinary approach to individuals and building the best possible platform for them to make a full and speedy recovery.
Jim Graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Bachelor of Osteopathy degree after 4 years of undergraduate training.
Since graduating he has continued his learning through post graduate training including advanced spinal manipulation, Classical Osteopathy, Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction, and advanced muscle testing to help diagnose areas of weakness.
Jim has been a professional rugby player from the age of 19 playing for Bristol and Cardiff Blues amongst others.He was an integral member of Jersey RFC's 1st XV who were promoted to The Championship in 2012. This has spurred a natural interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. A thorough knowledge of biomechanics and osteopathic diagnosis and treatment has been invaluable in helping elite athletes and recreational sports persons alike.
Jim is a fully Registered member with the General Osteopathic Council and the British Osteopathic Association.
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