Another fresh release this week as we launch our new staff introduction series on the Balmoral Physio blog – Meet The Team. Every few weeks, we’ll showcase a different member of our squad across the network of clinics and help you get to know them a little better.
From the Gosforth clinic…everyone, meet Ross Taylor!
Why did you choose to go into physiotherapy?
I remember watching Newcastle games with my dad when I was about 7 and seeing Derek Wright (Newcastle Head Physio) running on the pitch and asking my dad what the big bald guy was doing! After it was explained he was the physio that helped the players when they were injured, I had a sudden interest.
This wasn’t the only reason, I’ve had some bad injuries and surgeries when I was around 20 and this inspired me as physiotherapy helped me get through those experiences and return to fitness.
What areas of physiotherapy have you worked in?
NHS initially, working in a large hospital with experience of orthopaedic wards, respiratory and elderly care. Fracture clinic assessment, knee replacement rehabilitation groups, MSK outpatients.
I soon moved to a private company which focused solely on musculoskeletal physiotherapy and I worked in GP practice and also occupational health through a variety of industries including food production, pharmaceuticals, local council/education and engineering. I currently work within sport at Newcastle United for their academy.
If you were a biscuit, what would you be?
A ginger nut – I’ll let you put two and two together when you see my picture!
Do you have a favourite quote?
The Road Of Excess Leads To The Palace Of Wisdom
What has been your greatest personal achievement?
Considering certain injuries I have sustained, running the Edinburgh marathon was a special achievement but more recently competing at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships In California this year is a highlight for me.
What is your mantra?
Keep learning, challenge yourself, stay happy!
Most pointless talent?
Balancing a ball on my nose, or making my ears move without touching them…
What are your simple pleasures?
A good coffee, a good sandwich, a long walk in good scenery!
You’re cooking for three dinner guests – who would they be and what would you cook?
My Mam, Nan and Grandad – I’d be making a Beef Ragu, a speciality of mine!
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