Ian E Foster
BSc (Hons) MSC DC LRCC
Ian grew up in South West London, where he developed a keen interest in sports and outdoor activities. Originally trained as an audio-visual aids technician, and later a successful career in information technology, he chose to retrain as a chiropractor following a spinal injury.
He relocated to Bournemouth to study for five years at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, where he graduated in 2003 with a first class honours Masters degree in Chiropractic, awards for his dissertation and patients seen as an intern. Later that year Ian joined Highfield Chiropractic Clinic and obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2004.
During his studies, he developed a keen interest in the rehabilitation of injuries ranging from acute to chronic, sports-related to those encountered by most of us in normal daily life. He was particularly privileged to work with patients affected by strokes, using techniques designed to challenge and improve their physical abilities. He is also trained in myofascial dry needling (a form of western/medical acupuncture) and sports injury taping.
He has a personal and professional interest in osteoporosis, dizziness (particularly BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), disc and spinal injuries, sports-related injuries, ergonomics and spinal rehabilitation and has worked with world-class athletes, amputees, those with underlying/medical complications, caring for paediatrics to the elderly.
He has published work in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, been involved with charities including the National Osteoporosis Society, is registered with the General Chiropractic Council, is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors.
Ian has a wide-ranging mix of interests, including sports (particularly running, cycling, weight training, archery, climbing, rowing and scuba diving), academia, the arts and culture, gardening, walking over hill and through valley, …but most of all spending time with his wife Lucy and dog Elke.