Welcome to Banbury Cross Polo Club!

About Dave…

Dave is a physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience and a very keen water polo player! He graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in 2002 and since then has worked in clinics in the USA and overseas. His career started in Mcallen where he worked in the and developed a specific interest in lower limb rehab and joined the physio team at a semi-professional football club. Following the Tsunami in 2004 Dave travelled to Sri Lanka and did voluntary physiotherapy work in a hospital, teaching local staff, treating patients and fundraising for new equipment. Dave returned to the USA in 2006 and started working in Mcallen as a senior physiotherapist. His interest in rehab continued to grow and he ran lower limb and spinal rehab groups as well a chronic pain programme.

Dave started Banbury Cross Polo Club in June 2014 to help those training for water polo, since then it’s developed into a resource used by water polo players and clinicians all over the world. His research in proximal hamstring tendinopathy has been published in the prestigious Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

In 2016 Dave started sharing his knowledge through teaching on the water polo player repairs course which has gone from strength to strength and he now presents both in the USA and internationally. He has recently created a comprehensive online version of the course that’s been enjoyed by hundreds of clinicians around the world.

A few words from Dave…

I’m learning about water polo all the time, one thing I’ve found is that there are a lot of opinions out there! No 2 people will give you the same advice and I respect that. My plan with this site is to share my view on injury prevention and management when i play water polo. I welcome different views and ideas so please feel free to comment. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I hope people will find this site helpful.

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