Paul Aston

MSc Physiotherapy

BSc (Hons) Sport Science


Paul graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2006 with an MSc Physiotherapy following completion of a BSc (Hons) Sport Science degree at the University of Brighton.


He began his career in the NHS based at the University College London Hospital and specialised as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist. During this time he was involved in orthopaedic, rheumatology and sports medicine consultant-led clinics, co-ordinated upper / lower limb and hydrotherapy rehabilitation classes, and practised in several specialist areas including the hypermobility service.

Since then he has had various roles as a physiotherapist in private practice (London) and elite sport including professional football, semi-professional rugby, British figure skating and at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Now a longstanding member of the Sportswise team, Paul continues to provide a holistic approach in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries using a wide range of techniques such as acupuncture, manual therapy, electrotherapy, shockwave therapy and graded exercise rehabilitation. He has a wealth of clinical experience supporting a diverse group of clients from professional athletes and recreational runners to post-operative orthopaedic outpatients and adolescents with musculoskeletal growth and sport-related conditions.

Paul is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM).


Q&A with Paul

Are there any particular interesting experiences you’ve had through your work?

My role in the medical team at a home Olympic and Paralympic Games was a special experience. The atmosphere at the London Aquatic Centre was extraordinary. Tom Daley's bronze medal final dive in the men's 10m platform was most definitely a highlight.

Which aspects of physiotherapy interest you especially?

I am passionate about all aspects of my work. I particularly enjoy addressing upper and lower limb pathologies and injuries especially in the shoulder, hip and knee. I also have a strong interest in lower limb biomechanics, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, manual therapy and intramuscular stimulation (western acupuncture).

What are your sporting interests?

In my youth I was a National Age Group swimmer and member of the GB Surf Lifesaving squad. I continue to swim regularly with Team Bodyworks and enjoy competing in both pool and open water swimming events.

What do you like doing when you’re not working?

My wife and I have three young energetic children that keep us busy. In my spare time I enjoy surfing, mountain biking, snowboarding and a visit to the gym. I also have a role as club secretary of Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and teach lifesaving to children in the pool and sea.

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