After having already completed a degree in Physiology in 2009, Thomas graduated from Salford Podiatry school in 2013 with a first class honours degree.
Prior to getting his degree in 2013, he endeavoured to further his interest in biomechanics in the Netherlands where he studied a masters degree in Human Movement Sciences in Amsterdam.
Alongside studying for the masters he was able to learn dutch and started working as a Podiatrist with Rene Somers, a renowned Podiatrist and Chiropractor in the Netherlands.
Under his tutelage, Thomas learnt a variety of skills enabling him to give the best and most comprehensive care possible. This includes custom orthotic therapy, manual therapy and diagnostic ultrasound.
In his role in the Netherlands, Thomas was also responsible for directing the research projects of his colleagues. He was able to design feasible research projects for the clinical environment, with the ultimate aim of validating current practices.
Thomas is an all-round sportsman, having represented his county in both Rugby and Football whilst representing his Golf club as a youngster. He is also a keen skier and cyclist, having cycled back to the UK alone following his job interview in the Netherlands.
Thomas has also written articles for the official Society of Chiropody and Podiatry magazine ‘Podiatry Now,’ as well as being a published scientific author.
Within Podiatry, Thomas’ focuses on manual therapy and orthotic therapy, to concomitantly improve joint range of motion and pathological gait patterns, which may be contributing to the development of pain; all the whilst being able to link both acute and chronic complaints to anatomical abnormalities using diagnostic ultrasound.
Physiology (BSc) – University of Newcastle (2009)
Podiatry (BSc) – University of Salford (2013)
Human Movement Sciences (MSc) – Free University Amsterdam (2014)
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