Mike Griffiths BSc Ost.
I have been working both around the UK and in New Zealand for nearly 20 years since graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1993. The course was a 4 year BSc in Osteopathy, during which time I worked in not only the outpatient clinic at the college but also the elective clinics (sports, expectant mothers and TMJ). I had previously attended a massage course at the London College of Massage and Shiatsu.
Osteopathy and it’s effectiveness, first came to my attention when I accompanied my father on a visit to his Osteopath, for a lower back problem. Shortly afterwards I was to experience it first hand after an injury to my neck. Osteopathy once again came to my aid, in the form of Simon Webborn, when I was experiencing knee problems with my sporting activities, little did I know then we would end up working together at the Swansea Clinic.
I still have a keen interest in sports and sports injuries and am very keen to keep people as active as is possible for their situation, at whatever level of competition or recreation suits them. I take part in triathlons, long distance cycle rides, runs of various distances and open water swims and therefore end up treating many people in these sports but have also treated some professional athletes in the fields of rugby, cricket, golf and squash. Having a like-minded view and having suffered from many of the same injuries helps me in understanding these patients and their needs.
I have been full time between the Swansea Clinic and the Oaktree Parc Clinic, Birchgrove, for the last 12 years but now also spend 2 days a week working in West Wales, at Solva Surgery and the Ivybridge Spa, Goodwick, Nr Fishguard.