Joel Redman – Award Winning Osteopath

Joel Redman – Osteopathy, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Joel Redman graduated in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University after studying for 5 years and holds a 1st class dissertation in the management of cervicogenic headaches. Joel was taught Osteopathy by James Ruddick and was invited to join the team at Summertown Clinic where he works 3 days a week having previously been working as a sports therapist at the clinic. He also works at another Oxfordshire based clinic 2 days a week with his former chief examiner and an Osteopath who was based at the Olympics.

Joel Redman award winning osteopath

Joel triumpant at the iO awards

In November 2015 Joel was awarded the Institute of Osteopathy Associate of the Year Award – an honour that is judged by a panel of experts. He was also lucky enough to be a finalist the year after. Since winning the award in 2015 he has become a member of the Academy of Physical Medicine, Osteopaths for Progress in Headache and Migraine and holds a committee post (Secretary) for the Oxfordshire Osteopathic Network.

As a previous rugby player (and ardent Welsh supporter) he played at a high level himself and enjoys the challenge of treating sports people, as well as the more typical osteopathic patient. Whilst hanging up his boots in pursuit of his career Joel still enjoys physical challenges and has swapped the pitch for CrossFit, competing in the CrossFit Open and placing 8th in the Rx category at his gym.

In 2017 Joel Redman was selected for and successfully completed the Institute of Osteopathy internship program which saw him form part of the Musculo-skeletal team at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine under Mr Jonathan Hearsey and the late, great Dr Peter Fisher, formally one of the Queens physicians. This saw Joel gain invaluable experience with complex and chronic pathology patients with particular focus on chronic non-specific lower back pain and headache pathways, in an NHS setting, operating at an upper band 6 level within a BPS model of healthcare.

Joel with sponsored athlete Jack Clayton

Joel and Jack Clayton of Oxford Brookes and Nottingham Uni (Sponsored Athlete) at the University World Powerlifting Championships in Czech Republic 2018 where Jack achieved a podium finish.

Joel set up the Summertown Sponsored Athlete Program which sees local athletes in need of care receive specific treatment programs in the run up to an event or competition and has experience in elite level, international sport.

Institute of Sport Exercise and HealthIn pursuit of life-long learning Joel has recently started an MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at the prestigious Institute of Sports and Exercise Health (ISEH), part of UCL. Joel works his studies around clinic hours and has already achieved distinction level work in his studies. ISEH is a partnership between the British Olympic Association, The English Institute of Sport, UCL and UCL NHS Hospitals Foundations Trust.

Joel has a broad range of clinical interests, including how alternative methods of healthcare, such as exercise can be used to address the wider burden of disease. Joel uses a hands-on, evidence informed approach to treatment, along with post treatment advice and is able to prescribe exercises to enhance treatment outcomes. Joel has completed additional courses in Western Medical Acupuncture (Dry Needling), Kinesiology Taping and Cognitive Functional Therapy to supplement treatment. These aim to restore his patients back to health quicker and for as long as possible.

Joel holds clinics at Summertown Clinic on Monday (2-8), Wednesday (11:30-8) and Friday (9-6) with evening appointments available for convenience.

To make an appointment with Joel please call our friendly reception team on 01865 558561 or book online here.

 

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