David is a clinic director and commenced studying for his degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. He was an annual prize winner throughout his studies and qualified with honours from the Internationally acclaimed British College of Osteopathic Medicine (formerly British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy) in London.
David returned to Scotland and set up his own practice in 2004, this has grown year-on-year to become the highly successful Back2Life Clinics. David lectures on Anatomy & Physiology and is proud to have been the first UK Osteopath in the world to be invited to lecture at the Helsinki Osteopathic University in 2005. He also has been a member of the medical team at the Scottish Senior Athletic Championships working with elite athletes and experienced physiotherapists. He is also a former committee member of the Scottish Osteopathic Society. In 2018 David was proud to be awarded a Masters in Human Anatomy with Distinction.
David has special interests in occupational health, golf biomechanics (though he needs to play more to improve his own handicap!); sports injuries and clinical nutrition.
David is the only osteopath in Scotland who is a member of the Osteopathic Performing Arts Care Association - an organisation that specialises in the care of the Performing artist (whether they are singers, actors, dancers or other performing groups). He is a regular lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
His hobbies include Formula 1; Golf; and has completed 4 triathlons and finally achieved his goal of completing a marathon when he impressed in the Amsterdam marathon in 2008 (by finishing on the same day!). In 2010, David completed Land’s End to John O’Groats unsupported (very important, as it’s MUCH harder!) cycle ride to raise funds for a local girl who can’t feel pain.
He is a devoted Dad to David, Aiden and Connie.