Get to know the experts that drive the RockTape education programs
RockTape UK Education Director
Daniel gained his BSc in Physiotherapy from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006 and subsequently went on to gain a post graduate diploma in orthopedic medicine from Middlesex University and a PGCE from the University of Plymouth. He has lectured at Truro College since 2006 and joined RockTape as their Education Director in 2012 where he has organised over 100 taping seminars and developed their education programme.
Mel qualified as a physiotherapist at the University of East London in 1994. Mel has worked with patients with a variety of neurological conditions before specialising in spinal cord injuries. She worked for 16 years at The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre in Salisbury, the regional specialist unit for patients with spinal cord injuries, where for the last 4 years she shared the post of clinical lead and Superintendent Physiotherapist. Mel joined the Neurological Physiotherapy Practice team in January 2014 where she treats patients with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Mel started using therapeutic taping in the late 1990’s and with the introduction of kinesiology taping techniques is increasingly using therapeutic taping to augment treatments for patients with both musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Mel works with Becky Duncan to provide the Cornwall and Plymouth FES Outreach service and has a special interest in the use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain and conditions associated with neurological damage.
Susannah is a human and equine osteopath. She graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 2009 and went on to study at the Osteopathic Centre for Animals in Wantage. She has also completed her fitness instructor level 2 and her CrossFit Level 1 coaching certificate.
After working in a multidisciplinary practice for six years she has her own practice at CrossFit Iceni in Colchester where she also coaches on a regular basis.
Susannah started working with Rocktape in 2011 after completing her FMT 1 and 2.
Her animal business – SJMS Animal Osteopathy – is based in Essex and Suffolk where she lives but she regularly travels with clients to events across the country. Her equine clients range from Wally the miniature Shetland, to top end eventers.
She has two horses of her own – Ted, an ex racehorse with Equine Motor Neurone Disease who she hacks for pleasure and keeps ticking along, and Molly, a 7 month old foal!
When she’s not working or riding she’s training or visiting her military husband in Swindon with her beloved dogs that tend to go with her everywhere.
Paul Coker MSc MCSP
RockTape UK Medical Director
Paul is RockTape’s Medical Director and European FMT Instructor Trainer. He also runs a private Physio and run coaching clinic in Cornwall. When not at work he spends most of his time relaxing with his family, chasing waves to feed his surfing habit or running the coastal paths. Paul qualified as a physiotherapist in 2001 from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. He then worked for the NHS in a variety of settings, gaining a broad base of experience in all aspects of physiotherapy, before specialising in treating musculoskeletal conditions. In 2006 he completed a Master’s degree in Manual Therapy from UWA in Western Australia, where he graduated with a high distinction. Paul has worked in private practice both in the UK and New Zealand, his special interests include; management of running and sports injuries, manual therapy and manipulation, soft tissue release techniques movement as medicine. www.movecornwallphysio.co.uk
Andrew Caldwell BSc (Hons) MCSP
Andrew graduated as a chartered physiotherapist in 1997 and has received extended scope post graduate training to MSc Level. He is an experienced ROCKTAPE Tutor and also an accredited: Kinetic Control Movement Therapist, AACP Acupuncturist/Electroacupuncturist, Golf Athlete Practitioner (Level 2), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (Media Consultant: Sport) and HPC (Health Professional Council). Andrew was formerly Head Physiotherapist at Hearts FC, Edinburgh and has provided sports physiotherapy services to the FA, LTA, UK Athletics, Loughborough University and The Royal and Ancient Golf Scholarship Scheme. Andrew practices specialist physiotherapy, sports injury treatment and rehabilitation in his private clinics in the Midlands. www.active-therapy.com
Following qualification as a Physiotherapist from Leeds Metropolitan University, Becky initially worked at St James’s University Hospital becoming a senior Neuro -Physiotherapist, developing services for Stroke and MS patients. She has worked in Cornwall for over 10 years both in the NHS, as the Clinical Specialist for Stroke and Neurology and privately as the Principal Physiotherapist at a Neurological Physiotherapy Practice. She has developed the Functional Electrical Stimulation outreach clinic, from The National FES Centre based in Salisbury Hospital which provides FES in Cornwall for the NHS and on a charitable or privately funded basis. Becky is also a Saebo trained practitioner and she continues to strive to bring effective treatment and symptom management techniques to the practice. Part of which has been the introduction of Kinesiology taping principles for neurological patients in conjunction with RockTape.
Dr Robert Crowley BSc DC
Originally from Chicago in the US, Robert has been in practice as a chiropractor for over 10 years. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Illinois in Chicago and went on to The National University of Health Sciences in America to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Robert practised in America for over 5 years, and has experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting alongside Physical Therapists and Medical Doctors. He has been practising in the UK for the past 6 years and he is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and European Chiropractic Union, he currently works in private practice in Norwich. Robert is involved in Crossfit in his spare time both assisting Crossfit athletes and competing himself.
Angus graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BSc Hons. in Osteopathy. Prior to qualifying his background and qualifications were in Sports Therapy and he worked as a Personal Trainer whilst living in Oxfordshire. Angus now works within clinics across Cheshire treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders.
He is a qualified ski instructor and has taught skiing throughout Europe for over 15 years. In addition to snow sports he is also interested in running and triathlon events and the associated injuries.
Paul Gray MCSP
Paul studied Physiotherapy at Robert Gordon College in Aberdeen and graduated in 2002. Since then he has gained a wide and in depth experience of musculoskeletal conditions. A well-qualified Physiotherapist with a broad range of clinical skills Paul specialises in hydrotherapy and works in private practice in Aberdeen. Paul has passed the membership exam for the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine and is also an Acupuncture and Pilates practitioner. Paul takes care of Scotland for RockTape and is based in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire.
Catherine is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist currently working in private practice. Having qualified from Keele University in 2002, Catherine has worked in a variety of clinical settings including NHS, overseas in New Zealand and more recently in the private sector. Catherine is currently completing a MSc in Advanced Practice in Healthcare at Liverpool University which has further strengthened her clinical knowledge and reasoning skills with respect to differential diagnosis and symptom management. Catherine has a particular interest in upper limb rehabilitation, sports injury management encompassing injury through to sporting performance (at all levels and abilities) and simply working with patients to achieve their personal goals. Catherine was first introduced to Kinesiology taping 4 years ago and uses it in her daily clinical practice. Catherine is a keen runner, loves mountain biking and regularly visits the trail centres around the UK. She loves snowboarding in the winter and when she’s not kept busy with work and hobbies loves nothing more than spending time with her young son & husband.