Since graduating Middlesex University in 2011 in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, Jonathan has taken courses to specialize in Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) to become an instructor level practitioner.
From teenage years Jonathan has had an interest in sport, specifically athletics. This was his main driving passion to learn more about how the body functions, and how to fix it when not working optimally. This translates greatly into day-to-day life, as injuries don’t discriminate between a day-to-day life and sports.
Being hypermobile, Jonathan has a very personal understanding of what it takes to combat the negative symptoms that can arise. This has allowed him to develop a unique treatment method that combines FSM and strengthening exercises to yield faster results from which both children and adults can benefit. This technique allows for muscles that are weak to learn how to activate before being given a daily exercise program. This combination can also work for post-surgical therapy or in cases of muscle weakness and imbalance, which can cause or exacerbate a problem.
Jonathan is also a personal trainer and uses this in combination with his knowledge of rehabilitative exercises and biomechanics in 1-1 rehabilitative training sessions and education on correct biomechanics for different exercises.
Jonathan’s hypermobility is a big motivator to educate other hypermobile people on how to best take care of their bodies, to be pain free and fully functional. While working with Precious Soles, Jonathan created great connections with many hypermobile children and this fueled his inspiration to help educate children and parents on what to expect, and tailor goal orientated exercise programs that keep the children motivated and show consistent improvement.
Jonathan’s knowledge combined with his specialization in Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM), has allowed him to test and develop a unique technique that allows a hypermobile person with low strength to experience what it will feel like as their strength improves. This technique also activates the weaker muscles to make the exercise program that a child does at home feel like its achievable and in turn makes it more impactful in a shorter space of time.
Muscle Activation Specific
Whilst developing his skills in Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) Jonathan applied the ability to activate a muscle contraction to create faster results while treating weakness or imbalance. Jonathan has a unique approach to treating an injury that involves the prescription of a training program that involves activating and allowing muscle memory to learn a specific movement before giving an exercise program. This has a multi level approach to achieving results, on one hand it will give a small amount of instant relief from any problems caused by the imbalance, and it will also provides a level of motivation to clients that it is possible to strengthen, and by doing so in turn will make them feel better and achieve their end goal.
Jonathan has been doing daily strengthening exercises since the age of 15 and understands the difficulties that can be involved in completing these, especially if no exercises have been done before. He learned over time that a “Here’s your exercise program” approach doesn’t work well with clients so that they will remain in a pain free state. Jonathan designs his programs with their goal in mind, combining this with pre-exercise FSM treatments for muscle activation and to address any other symptoms, allows their therapy to progress as efficiently as possible.
Greg Thompson (GB International, Discus)
“Over the years Jonathan has proven to be a most valuable professional to have in my support system as an international athlete. From his early services at my local athletics club, to now as a private therapist I have yet to present him with a problem that he is incapable of tackling. His broad range of methods allows him to effectively implement the most effective and efficient strategies to manage the stressors of high intensity training. Jonathan is incredibly personable, knowledgeable, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anybody, athlete or otherwise.”
“I don’t think I can put down in words the gratitude that I owe to Jonathan. After years of high dose antibiotics that my body was struggling to tolerate, at times, being sofa-bound from pain, Jonathan was the first person to track the complex history of my health issues to seek and treat the root cause.
I’ve been able to stop the antibiotics completely since my first session or treatment with him, and his maintenance sessions have helped me to lead a vastly improved life, free from pain.
One of the things that I found so refreshing about Jonathan from the start was that he genuinely cared about me and wanted to help – he even messaged me in between sessions to follow up on potential ideas for treatment for me, having conducted further research on forums on his own time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.”
BSc GSR Sports & Exercise Rehabilitation
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Instructor