David is a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer having gained his qualifications in 2003 through Premier Training International. His experience extends from treating general and sports injuries through to working in the offshore oil industry advising oil workers on fitness, nutrition and treating chronic work related injuries. He has also experience of working with elite sports people including international footballers, track and field athletes, world champion curlers, international anglers, highland dancers, rugby players, golfers and rowers.
As well as sports massage David is has advanced remedial therapy skills which enhance sports massage treatments and advocates that clients incorporate a personal regime of work, including stretching, core stability and general conditioning, into their lifestyle
David is currently sports massage therapist to the Scottish Rowing Team and has previously worked with Stranraer FC. One of his favourite jobs was as Sports Massage Therapist to the SKY TV show Gladiators in 2008 when he was charged with keeping the Gladiators in top shape and putting the contenders back together again after taking on the likes of Battleaxe, Predator, Panther and Oblivion.
He is a UK Athletics Level 4 Performance Coach (Hurdles) and was part of the coaching team for the Great Britain Team at the Seoul Paralympic Games in 1988 as well as working as a coach to the Great Britain Junior Athletics Team in the mid 90s.
David’s own sporting career started in rugby in his home town of Selkirk before he took up 400metres hurdling gaining 10 international appearances for Scotland. From there he got caught up in the marathon boom, completing the London Marathon in 1990 and 1991. He has concentrated on indoor rowing as his sport for 13years and has been British Champion in his category 3 times.
When time permits David enjoys mountain biking, Nordic walking, weight training and a bit of running as well as his daily dose of indoor rowing.