Mr Simon Gilchrist is an Australian physiotherapist and has achieved the prestigious title of APA Sports Therapist. He graduated from LaTrobe University with a Bachelor Physiotherapy in 1998, before completing his Masters of Sports Physiotherapy in 2005. He has recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Ultrasound; this has enabled him to combine the scanning soft tissue pathologies with clinical reasoning to achieve a diagnosis.
With over 18 years of experience as a practitioner, Mr Gilchirst his highly sought after. He helped establish a busy clinic in Marylebone before going into partnership with Matt Roberts. He believes a pro-active, hands-on approach to rehabilitation will help return athletes to their chosen sports. He uses an amalgamation of manual techniques, neural mobilisation and manipulation often in conjunction with acupuncture and dry needling. He has worked with many clients who have failed conservative or surgical management to restore function and get their lives back.
Mr Gilchrist previously competed as a 400m runner and enjoys getting out on his bike; he has even completed a stage of the Tour de France. He is passionate about all sport and fitness but has a special interest in track and field, cycling and football. He has worked with many international athletes including tennis players, footballers and champion jockeys. He has also worked and travelled with Australian Olympic athletes throughout Europe spending time in Australia’s European Training Centre.
As well as his clinical work, he guest lectures at The Royal College of Surgeons and has written two chapters in a sports medicine book. He has a specialist inters in knee and spinal rehabilitation and tendon pathology with a real emphasis on preventative medicine.