Working with elite performance athletes from across Wales, Dan
is a senior physiotherapist based at the Sport Wales National
Centre in Cardiff.
He qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1997 with an
Honours Degree from the Cardiff School of Physiotherapy. Dan's
experience includes the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, where he
quickly specialised in musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy. He
has also worked within the largest Accident and Emergency
department in Wales which has given him a unique insight into the
acute assessment, diagnosis and treatment of those presenting with
all types of musculoskeletal injury and pain.
He has travelled to Australia to complete the internationally
recognised Masters Degree programme at Curtin University, Perth.
While there, he was awarded the Mona Twomey Prize for breakthrough
research into improving the treatment of muscle tendon pain.
More recently Dan has worked closely with both the British
Olympic Team and the Welsh Commonwealth Games Team at overseas
multisport events. He works closely with the British Triathlon
Federation through his work with Helen Jenkins and the British Talent
Dan explains, "Working within the elite sport environment means
that a thorough understanding of the physical demands of each sport
is the key to maintaining and promoting performance excellence.
Indeed, much of the work undertaken with high performance athletes
is done prior to injury ensuring that any likely stresses and
strains on the body are recognised early so that the body is
trained to become more tolerant to those forces."
Although he maintains a clinical lead role for Welsh cycling and
bowls, he has a strong commitment to injury prevention and
performance optimisation in sports such as triathlon, judo,
athletics and badminton and many more.