Wayne Roberts was a very keen sportsman at school. He represented his school at rugby, football and cross country. At school sports days he would regularly win the 1500 and 800 metre events. In his final year he was Sports Captain. Alongside the Lady Sports Captain he helped to take the team to win the sports day event. Outside of school he played Ice Hockey for the local junior team.
In 1988 Wayne joined the army and was soon involved in sports events including March and Shoot competitions. Whilst in the army he qualified to work as a fitness trainer developing the regimental fitness programmes and also competing in various triathlons. As a team member he ran and cycled the 3 peaks challenge for a local disabled children’s charity. (Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon).
In 1995 he qualified as a personal trainer and sports therapist and left the army to travel the world on luxurious cruise ships training and treating people on board. He was employed on the QE2 for two world cruises as Gymnasium Manager and was also Sports Director on board the 6 star Crystal Symphony where he ran the annual Olympic games for her passengers.
Wayne also trained for and completed the Iron Man challenge of a gruelling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and 26.2 mile run in 11 hours, 26 minutes and 32 seconds on board ship!!!! In the ships pool, on a stationary bike and a treadmill!!!!!
In 1999 he left the cruise ships and got called out to Bosnia during the Kosova conflict where he ran the regiment’s fitness programme and looked after any muscular injuries. During his time in Bosnia he trained to run the Marathon-des-able, 140 mile across the Sahara. Wayne left Bosnia in December 1999 and ran the race in April 2000.
It was during 2000 that he began his teaching qualifications and training to be an Osteopath. To help pay for the 5 year degree course he taught sports injuries, anatomy and physiology and sports to adults with learning and developmental disabilities.
In 2005 Wayne qualified as an Osteopath and opened Broomfield Osteopathic and Sports Injuries Clinic in 2007. Wayne has built his client base from nothing based on honesty, professionalism and good education. He continues to keep developing the practice and has recently brought in and educated himself in Pilates reformer and trapeze equipment from the United States to help you improve your core control and spinal flexibility once you have recovered from injury.
Wayne understands how frustrating it is to be injured and be in pain having suffered many injuries from his sporting events of the past. He still continues to train towards his black belt in kung fu and in the past two years has cycled London to Paris and completed 3 peaks challenge. (Wayne only walked 3 peaks this time though!!)
Wayne believes that a lot of his own injuries of the past are a result of his own faulty postural alignments whilst carrying heavy kit in the army posture. He continues to work on his own posture, core stability and spinal flexibility as well as looking after you.