Doug Whitson iTEC Dip. ASTO. ASTA. CNHC-Reg.
I hold Diplomas in Sports Injuries and Sports Massage and am registered with the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO), Sports Therapy Association (STA) and the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and abide by their Code of Conduct, Ethics & Performance. I have also worked as a therapist and pitch side medic for a Scottish National League Rugby Union Club.
As well as the above mentioned Diplomas, I have completed the following courses and training:
Kinesio Taping Fundamentals & Advanced KT1/2 - (Kinesio UK)
Musculoskeletal Examination & Assessment Protocols - (Sports Therapy Scotland)
Manual Therapy & Mobilisation Techniques for Spinal Areas - (Sports Therapy Scotland)
Peripheral Joint Mobilisation & Manual Therapy - (Sports Therapy Scotland)
Functional Integrated Cupping Therapy - (Sports Therapy Scotland)
Sports Taping & Strapping - (ProActive Training)
Strength & Conditioning Coaching Level 1 - (IRB World Rugby)
First Aid for Rugby - (IRB World Rugby)
I am based in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders and practice from my own clinic which is situated just a few minutes away from the town centre.
It was during my many months of rehabilitation following a serious knee injury and major surgery that I first took an interest in injury rehabilitation. I was struck by the level of professionalism, commitment and encouragement shown by the practitioners that oversaw my rehabilitation.
Like those that showed that professionalism, commitment and encouragement to me, I take the same approach with all my patients.
Each treatment and rehabilitation programme is specific to you and is developed to help you return to full fitness as quickly and safely as possible.