Neil has worked for more than twenty-five years in the world of elite sport and with athletes from almost every discipline. As a sports physiotherapist he gained experience in multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games.  Neil continues to work as a physiotherapist in his sports injury clinic in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in France, his daily caseload including locals, world champions, guides and mountain professionals from every walk of life. Some call Chamonix the ‘adventure capital of the World’ and it’s here that Neil has created an influential reputation both locally and internationally.

‘Out of the Office’

For Neil, the daily clinic work is made so interesting by the people he sees.  There are professional and recreational athletes from every conceivable sport here in Chamonix, winter and summer.  He says “Chamonix is a town of extremes, not just in the sense of outrageous sports, more that people who live here and visit the town have different expectations from life.  Why walk up a hill when you can run up it, why ski down a black piste when you can ride a bike down it in summer.  Why go off-piste skiing when you can attach a parachute to your back and then ski off a cliff?   This intense attitude takes its toll on the body, folk pickup strains, sprains and fractures that aren’t in the normal medical textbooks.  We are always kept on our toes here but that’s the fun of it”.

Now, as an established human performance expert, Neil works with individuals around the World and on a consultancy basis with many international sporting teams, such as the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race (now The Ocean Race).

When not working, he’s training himself. Over the past few years Neil has participated in over thirty Ultra Marathons on foot and skis including the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB, TDS, CCC) and the Patrouille des Glaciers, the international military ski mountaineering race organised by the Swiss Army.

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