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Sports Physiotherapist Dominic Briggs

Dominic Briggs

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

 

Dom has a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree from King’s College London and attained his grounding in Britain’s National Health Service before becoming a Physiotherapy Officer in the British Army in 2016.

 

In this time, he has developed a keen interest in managing acute and persistent neuro-musculoskeletal conditions, supporting those under his care to reach their goals.

 

While in the army, Dom has treated patients in a variety of environments, ranging from ski-related injuries in the Arctic Circle of North Norway to military training injuries sustained in the hot and dusty Kenyan Plains. “This has also taught me the importance of understanding my patients’ needs to get back into full activity as soon as possible,” he says.

 

Dom was also the Lead Physio for the Royal Navy Women's Rugby Team for the 2021/22 season. This included pre-season injury screening, pitch-side duties, and supporting the team on their tours to France and South Africa.

 

He has extensive training and experience in treating exercise-induced leg pain, shoulder trauma, and overuse injuries, first working at the Lower Limbs and Spinal and Upper Quadrant Team of the British Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) and then completing a Post Graduate Certificate with Brunel University in Spines and Upper Quadrant.

 

Having completed the Australian Physiotherapy Pilates Institute (APPI) and a Yoga Instructor course, Dom has over five years' experience in delivering these in weekly classes and one-to-one sessions. It has proved to be highly successful in treating back pain, post-natal conditions, and multi-joint pain.

 

Working at the DMRC also exposed Dom to service personnel affected with neurological disorders, namely post-concussion symptoms. He developed higher skills in treating Vestibular Disorders (balance problems) during further training at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. This allowed him to assist in reviewing best practice guidelines for the management of these conditions for military service personnel returning to training.

Dominic’s own sporting interests:

Dom spends his free time skiing, climbing, running, and swimming. He also uses the gym to focus on the strength and conditioning required to further his recreational pursuits.

 

He ran the 2023 London Marathon in 3h 33m, and in 2018 he climbed Mount Kenya – at 4,985 m the third highest summit in Africa.

With regards to online physiotherapy treatment, Dom says:

“In 2023, as the Lead Physio in a Primary Care Medical Facility, I assisted in setting up a virtual total triage system. This has challenged the concept of face-to-face consultations and proved to be highly effective in optimising the care pathway of service personnel in isolated locations.

 

It is good to see that more and more people are starting to realise the usefulness of online physiotherapy, whether they access it by choice or out of necessity.” 

  • Dominic on LinkedIn

Dom has been practising as a physio since 2014.

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Spines and Upper Quadrant 

  • APPI Pilates

  • Yoga Instructor

 

Memberships and Registrations:

The Health and Care Professions Council Regulates health, psychological and social work professionals.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 57,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and associates.
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