Getting to know John Dennis when he’s not being our Clinical Lead Physio and Bike Fit Specialist, finding out what he likes to do away from work in his spare time when he’s not kicking a football around with his son Callan.
- What do you like to do when you are not being a Physio or Bike Fitter?
Ideally training for triathlon, however I am currently running with the dog and riding my bike or kicking the football about with my 5 year old.
- What’s your favourite take away/food?
It would have to be sourdough pizza and I do pretty good home made one!
- Have you ever suffered a major injury from sport yourself?
Yes, absolutely a few self-induced from mountain bike falls with the worst being a dislocated AC joint needing surgery back in 2007.
- Why did you become a Physio and Bike Fitter?
Although I liked the combination of medicine and sport, I didn’t know for a while what I was going to do. It wasn’t until my sister came home from a careers evening with physiotherapy as a career option that I quite liked the idea too! We are both physios.
I have been lucky to follow the sports physio career path and worked for a number of years in elite sport and being part of Team GB at 2 Olympics, Commonwealth Games with both badminton and triathlon.
Specialising in bike fitting biomechanics and positional analysis evolved out of my work with elite British Triathlon and looking to record and measure the positions athletes rode in. That expanded into opening a bike fit studio called Velomotion on Milton Keynes, then
Physiohaus and Momentum in Newcastle.
- If you weren’t a physiotherapist what else would you like to do?
I would have liked to have been good enough to be a full time athlete. Otherwise I have been into cars over the years so maybe something to do with classic cars or restoring them.
- Do you have a special interest at work?
Working with multisport athletes with an emphasis on endurance sport – in particular bike fit/cycling biomechanics and teaching bike fit related courses.
Find out more about John professionally here