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- Acupuncture (MSK)
- Back pain (MSK)
- Pain management
- Sports injuries (MSK)
Simon graduated with honours in Physiotherapy in 1996 from King’s College University, London. After completing his rotations through the different specialities at the Royal Free Hospital, London, he specialised in outpatient physiotherapy (spinal pain/dysfunction; joint problems and other musculoskeletal injuries including sports injuries) in the private sector for 6 years. During this time he began his progression to becoming a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist as well as gaining further post graduate qualifications in Sports Physiotherapy from the Manchester Metropolitan University. He also furthered an interest in analysing movement patterns and coaching of enhanced motor control with formal training (Kinetic Control).
After a career break travelling around the world, with further post graduate training he became a Clinical Specialist and eventually a Clinical Director at Back in Action UK, London. He completed an MSc. in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, with merit, at Keele University in 2013. This qualification also elevated him to being a Kinetic Control Movement Therapist. During his time at Back in Action and more latterly back at the Princess Grace Hospital, London, he worked with more clients without traditional physiotherapy problems but who required specific fitness or health and wellbeing coaching. He also treated more complex rehabilitation clients and those with chronic pain. His post graduate training (other than his formal University qualifications) reflected this alteration to his client group with training on diet, hydration, refuelling/rehydration, strength and power training, cognitive behavioural therapy, endurance training and the psychology of athletic performance.
Areas of interest
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy; sports injuries; long term rehabilitation; performance coaching; chronic pain; motor control of movement dysfunction.
Implementation of strategies to manage non-specific low back pain.
Sport particularly football and surfing; music both playing (guitar and DJing) as well as attending gigs; photography; travel; the natural environment; friends and family.
Merit award for my MSc.
Inaugural employee of the Year at Back in Action 2011.
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders: Implementation interventions to improve the management of non-specific low back pain: A systematic review
Courses offered to GPs
Exercise based physiotherapy - the benefits to your patients.
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- BSc. (Hons) King's College, London 1996
- Certificate in Professional Studies (Sports Physiotherapy) Manchester Metropolitan University 1998
- MSc. (Merit) Keele University 2013
- Acupuncture for pain relief Keele University 2008
- Kinetic Control Movement Therapist Keele University/Kinetic Control 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 1996-current
Registered by the Health and Care Professions Council
Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Simon Mesner 07377684450
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: superfit_1