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  • Professor Graham N. Smith GradDipPhys FCSP MSST DipTP CertED

Professor Graham N. Smith is Chairman of The Society of Sports Therapists and both Founder Member and major driving force behind the Society, since its inception in 1990.

Graham has nurtured the Society through many stages of development, from the original concept and development, to setting up the first BSc(Hons) Degree programme in Sports Therapy in 1996 with the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University), to now overseeing and running a membership organisation that has collaborative agreements with nineteen universities and which accredits 24 Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

Graham has an extensive background in the treatment, management and rehabilitation of injuries at all levels of the sporting spectrum.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, a Visiting Professor at Teesside University and an external Lecturer for the MSc in Sports Medicine at Trinity College, Dublin.

He was responsible for setting up and running the Football Association National Rehabilitation Centre at Lilleshall and he has also worked with British Olympic and representative teams, as well as in professional football.

During the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, Graham was invited by the IOC Medical Committee to present a workshop as part of the Medical Education Programme.

Now, alongside working in his clinic in Glasgow and consultancy commitments, he lectures extensively nationally and internationally on the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and sports injury management.

  • Keith Waldon MSc. Cert. Ed. MSST. MCSP.

Keith is Vice Chairman of The Society of Sports Therapists and a Founder Member of the organisation. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors  (and formerly the Council of the Society), helping to oversee the development of the Society, since its inception in 1990.

Keith played a vital role in setting up the Society’s first collaborative links with a University in the UK, back in 1996. The University of North London (now known as London Metropolitan University) became the first University to run the BSc(Hons) programme in collaboration with the Society.  Since then, Keith has been instrumental in developing links with the Society’s family of universities and colleges which now number eighteen in the UK and one overseas.

Now leading on a variety of initiatives including international development, Keith continues to help drive the Society forward with skill and enthusiasm.

Keith has lectured on the BSc (Hons) Sports Science courses at the University of North London as well as on Treatment of Injury at the University of Portmouth.

He is very experienced in many aspects of the sporting spectrum and has a unique insight into the needs of an athlete and the role of the Sports Therapist.  Keith has over forty years experience in professional sport as a player, coach, teacher, sports therapist and physiotherapist. He was a former Coach to Tottenham Hotspur FC and Assistant Manager to Portsmouth FC. He now owns a very successful sports injury clinic in Portsmouth.

Posted: September 09 2013
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