ian balmer - osteopathy

Ian Balmer

Since graduating from Brighton University in 2012 I have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of clinical settings. From working in professional sports including Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the British Army & the Queens Gurkhas engineers and the NHS which has enhanced my scope of practice. My main hobbies outside of work is gym training and running. I completed my first marathon last year at Brighton and I run regularly for my local athletics club which is Crowborough.

Why did you choose your profession?

From a young age, I had a keen interested in anatomy and physiology and it wasn’t until I suffered a couple of serious injuries in my late teens that I considered a career in physiotherapy. After I realised I would not make it as a professional sportsman physio appeared to be a stimulating career path and I have never looked back.

What do you enjoy most about your profession?

First and foremost I enjoy helping people improve their quality of life, it’s the part of the job that I find most satisfying. Each day is a new learning experience and never the same. I see my role as a physiotherapist being as a facilitator to educate, reassure and empower patients in making a full recovery from a range of injuries.

What are your specialisms?

Musculoskeletal sporting injuries is my passion and where I have undertaken further postgraduate academic learning. Completing a PG Cert in Strength and Conditioning at the University of St Marys in London as well as a rigorous learning programme for my bronze accreditation from the Association of Charted Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).

What conditions do you most enjoy treating?

I enjoy treating all musculoskeletal injuries that are either acute or chronic in nature with a particular interest in lower limb tendinopathies, anterior cruciate knee ligament exercise prescription and pre/post-surgical injuries.