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About David Emsden BSc (Hons), HND, PGCE, CHEK Practitioner, STT

My clinic in Oxford is dedicated to the highest level of injury rehabilitation.

I use in-depth analysis of your body to get an accurate picture of the cause of your pain.

I provide the highest level physical therapy, sports massage, nutrition & lifestyle coaching and functional training, so that all of your bodies needs are met through one person.

My Story

I obtained a degree in Sports Science at De Montfort University, Leicester and continued my education at De Montfort University, Bedford where I obtained my BSc (HONS) in Sports Studies before completing a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education. I then went on to teach Physical Education for 20 years.


I have had a love of sports and fitness from a young age. I competed in athletics at national level, competing in the 400m event as a junior and have enjoyed playing basketball at national league level.


I have been interested in rehabilitation of the human body for a number of years and, like most athletes, I have had experiences with dealing with chronic injury and pain and completing the process of recovery back into sport.


It was going through such processes myself that inspired me to increase my knowledge of the human body and help people to get out of pain and get the best production from their body.


This path led me to gain a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy. Since then I have been studying with the CHEK institute to deepen my knowledge of the full injury rehabilitation process. It is the skills that I have learned and developed with the CHEK institute that have enabled me to be able to fully rehabilitate the body from injury and advance its' functionality. 

I am a fully qualified CHEK Practitioner. This enables me to build a very comprehensive understanding of my clients current situation. 

I am also an Holistic Lifestyle Coach, which means that I have the knowledge and skills to be able to address the bigger picture when it comes to healing and progressing one to vitality and function for living. 

I see it as a responsibility to continue my study for the remainder of my professional career and am constantly expanding my skill base to benefit my clients.



• BSc (HONS) Sports Studies, DMU Bedford

• PGCE Physical Education, DMU Bedford

• HND Sports Science, DMU Leicester


• Level 5 Professional Diploma (SRF) in Soft Tissue Therapy, OSSM

CHEK qualification

• Holistic Lifestyle Coach

• Integrated Movement Science Level 1 

• Scientific Core Conditioning

• Scientific Back Training

• Scientific Shoulder Training

• Spinal Structures and Functions

• Program Design 2nd edition

• Advanced Program Design

• Advanced Program Design 2nd edition

• Equal But Not The Same (specific to women)

• Swiss Ball Training

• Advanced Swiss Ball Training

• The CHEK Approach to Swiss Ball Training

• Dynamic Medicine Ball Training

• Primal Pattern Movement

• Healing Fungal and Parasite Infections

• Primal Pattern Eating

• Walking Tall

• The CHEK Approach to the Lower Limb

• Scientific Stretching

• The Science and Application of Infant Development for Adults

• Holistic Health & Performance for Women

Other qualifications

• Reiki Practitioner Level I, London

• Reiki Practitioner Level II, London

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