About Gareth Degg
After starting his working life in London as a Personal Trainer Gareth later achieved his Masters in Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy and then further graduated from the world-renowned Applied Functional Science (AFS) mentorship program at the Gray Institute in Michigan, USA.
Gareth has spent significant time in his career thus far working in and around high-level sport, including spending 7 years as a “Trackside Therapist” within Athletics where he was present at training sessions, on training camps and at competitions to help maximise athletic performance as best possible. During this time, he developed a key understanding around running and sports injuries and ways to both manage and resolve them.
Gareth’s particular areas of Focus
When in general practice Gareth has experience of treating patients form a range of ages and complaints, form the young to the not-so young and from the sporty to the office worker and all in-between. He feels his strengths lie in his ability to look at a problem form a global perspective to seek the root cause and not rushing to make a hasty diagnosis. Gareth’s specialist interest is in the hip + pelvis, hamstrings & lower leg dysfunction.
- Masters of Osteopathy, 2013
- Sports Management BA (Hons), 2004
- Fellow of Applied Functional Science, 2014
- Osteopathic Council (GOsC Reg 8551)
- The Institute of Osteopathy
Previous experience includes:
British Athletics – Team Osteopath
– IAAF World Youth Championships Cali, Colombia 2015
– European Athletics U20 Championships 2017 Grosseto, Italy
– European Athletics U23 Championships 2019 Gavle, Sweden
World Athletics Diamond League – Lead Therapist for World Class Sprinter
– Lausanne, Switzerland
– Oslo, Norway
– Eugene, Oregon
– Birmingham, UK
– Rabat, Morocco
– Brussels, Belgium
– Shanghai, China
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