The clinic is run by Tahir Shaikh, a fully qualified and insured healthcare professional. Tahir has completed degrees in Sports & Exercise Science (BSc Hons) and Osteopathy (B.Ost), and extensive courses in Medical Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy and Wet Cupping (Hijama). He has also completed courses in First Aid, Ergonomics & Workplace Assessment, Strapping & Taping, and Sports Biomechanics. He continues to attend courses each year to ensure he remains up to date with the latest effective treatment for various conditions.
Alongside the Pain Relief Clinic, Tahir has also worked in private practice across London, where he provides similar services, gaining a huge amount of experience treating non-sports related injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. He has also worked at the National Performance Centre at Lee Valley Athletics, which is home to half of the Great British Athletics team, working with some of UK Athletics top coaches and athletes. Tahir has also worked in Europe, having also been invited to a training camp with Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls (who won Gold, Silver & Bronze medals) in Portugal to help with their London 2012 preparations.
Tahir has been assisting Bournemouth Football Club’s medical department for the 2012/2013 season where they achieved promotion to the Championship for only the 2nd time in their history. As well as athletics and football, Tahir works closely with professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) athletes to help them prepare (and win) televised competitions such as UFC, Cage Warriors and BAMMA
|Tahir is also a member of the following governing bodies:|
|General Osteopathic Council, which regulates the practice of osteopathy in the United Kingdom. By law Osteopaths must be registered with them in order to practise in the UK|
|British Osteopathic Association, which contains useful information for Osteopaths and patients.|
|Osteopathic Sports Care Association, which helps you find an Osteopath with a special interest in treating sports injuries.|
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