Hi, I'm Chris Spurling
Chartered Physiotherapist and Founder of Physio7
- 20+ years experience treating musculoskeletal pains and sports injuries
- ‘Master of Manual Therapy’ from the world renowned University of Western Australia
- Trusted by all major insurers, international athletes and weekend warriors
In 2005 Chris became a Master of Manual Therapy at the renowned University of Western Australia. The Masters course emphasises the importance of excellent examination skills and advanced handling, mobilisation and manipulation skills. Soon after, he moved to Ipswich and set up Physio7, to offer high quality physiotherapy to the local community.
Chris is passionate about running. He has transformed himself from a National League triple jumper who hated training distances over 100 metres to a sub 3 hour marathoner. In 2012 Chris completed 7 marathons in 7 days for the charity EACH. He has also completed several ultramarathons, including the Stour Valley 100km (10 hours 15 minutes), the Thames Path 100 miler (best time of 18 hours 38 minutes) and the Kennet and Avon Canal Race, 145 miles from Bristol to London (over 34 hours!).
Chris is a member of several professional bodies, including the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists), the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiothreapists) and Physio First (for physios in private practice).
Overcoming those injuries can be a complex job, especially when you have been suffering for months or years. They are usually a combination of weakness, stiffness, tightness, poor movement patterns and postures, sub-optimal training practices, and sometimes some misunderstandings about your body or the nature of your injury.
The first stage is to identify and treat the sensitive tissues, to get you out of pain and able to function again. I think of this as treating the ‘urgent’.
Next is a more in depth look at those underlying problems, to help prevent further injuries and allow you to perform at your best. This might involve mobilising tight joints, releasing and stretching tight soft tissues, showing you how to strengthen your weak areas, or correcting sub-optimal movement patterns, postures, training practices or mindsets. I think of this as treating the ‘important’.
To make sure that this important work gets done, I devised a unique 6-step treatment system that borrows from some of the best minds in physiotherapy, osteopathy, soft tissue therapies and psychology.
If you’re like me, you won’t want to simply cope with your aches and pains, you’ll want to overcome them and thrive.