Brian has over 20 years experience as a private and NHS practitioner. He spent 6 years as physiotherapist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, following graduation in 1987. He also worked part time in a GP fund holding practice, and previously worked for 10 years as a private practitioner at a clinic on the Hollywood Road Belfast. In 2003, he established the One 2 One Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic here on the Cregagh Road.
Brian has completed the McKenzie institute mechanical diagnosis and therapy course. He passed the membership examination for the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine in 1995 and maintains regular continuing professional development through relevant courses and Membership of physio first – (chartered physios in private practice), basem and physios in sport ( association of chartered physiotherapists in sport and exercise medicine).
In relation to the treatment of sports injuries he has worked with amateur, professional and international players from the field of rugby, hockey, soccer, boxing, GAA, athletics, cricket, tennis, golf, kick boxing and equestrian. Brian has also experience treating individuals from local and visiting dance, film and drama companies.
In the past he worked as a team physiotherapist at the world student games in Sheffield and Buffalo and the special Olympics in Ireland. He is a holder of a UEFA A licence coaching qualification and currently is head Physiotherapist at Crusaders FC. Previously he has been team physiotherapist at Killyleagh YC and has also acted as team physiotherapist to the Northern Amateur Football League representative squad and physio for the under 17 I.F.A International Squad. He has also worked for the IFA National squads at under 19 and under 23 levels. He was a professional footballer in the Irish League for 17 years playing for Glentoran, Portadown, Lisburn, Distillery and Bangor. In view of this Brian has a good understanding of soft tissue injuries and the importance of early effective treatment and rehabilitation to enable a full functional recovery within an optimal time period.