SJ returned to private practice in 2013 during his 4th season with Newcastle Falcons as full time 1st team Physiotherapist. SJ’s passion for rugby began as a young player where he had the honour of captaining the Hong Kong National Rugby Football Union Youth team.

His other sports physiotherapy history also includes Blaydon RFC, Northumberland County Rugby, Durham County Rugby whilst also gaining experience with the RFU and SRU during their 6 nations campaigns. Annually, he also volunteers to provide a Physiotherapy service on behalf of Shift MS (a charity supporting those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis)at the BUPA Great North Run.

As well as succeeding in private practice, SJ consolidated and progressed his professional knowledge and skills working in the NHS initially as a Physiotherapist eventually to be promoted to Clinical Lead. SJ is one of a very few clinicians in the north who practices Dry Needling having been personally trained by Dr. Claire Waumsely from The Dry Needling Institute of South Africa. Other post graduate certificates include qualifications from the McKenzie Institute which specialise in diagnosing and treating mechanical neck and back pain. His other certificates include qualifications in a wide range of clinical specialties in manual therapy, acupuncture and exercise therapy.