James Moore is a highly experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. In addition to private clinical work he has worked throughout the UK, USA & Australia with professional athletes ranging from Olympic Track & Field, National & Premiership Rugby, American Football, Major League Baseball, Bodybuilders and was the medical team leader for Gloucestershire County Cricket for two years.
For the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016, James was Deputy Chef de Mission Performance Services for Team GB,
where he lead all sports science and sports medicine services in Rio and the Preparation Camp in Belo
Horizonte. Team GB created history here, being the first nation to improve their performance at the Olympic Games after previously hosting, and furthermore they had their best ever medal tally in recent times, finishing second. James was Head of Performance for Team GB in the inaugural European Games, Baku 2015.
At the IRU, James leads the team, where their role is to problem solve over any complex cases that are recalcitrant for all Olympic sports, summer or winter, and both Olympians and Paralympian’s. In his capacity for the BOA James sits on the strategic board for the Institute of Sport & Exercise Health (ISEH), which is part of the legacy of London 2012 and the National Centre’s for Sport & Exercise Medicine (NCSEM). The IOC recently awarded ISEH the honour of being one of nine International Research Centres.
James has previously held positions such as Head of Medical Services at Saracens RFC; Consultant Clinical
Lead Physiotherapist to UK Athletics; and Consultant contracted Physiotherapist for the RFU to the Elite
Performance Squad; where he worked through two Olympic cycles including London 2012, and helped in the preparation for the Rugby World Cup 2011.
James graduated from Kings College London in 1996, after completing a four year Honours degree in Physiotherapy. Following a period working in the NHS James moved to the USA, where he worked in a spinal & sports specialist Centre in Chicago. During his time in the USA James qualified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Pilates instructor and worked with professional athletes from NFL, MLB, power lifting and bodybuilding. In 2000 James moved to Australia and completed his Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, specializing in spinal problems, at The University of Queensland. Upon return to the UK in 2001, James set up and managed his own private practice and worked predominantly in professional cricket and Athletics. In 2003 James studied for his second MSc in Applied Biomechanics. In 2005 he took up the post of Clinical Lead Physiotherapist to the English Institute of Sport, with a special affiliation to UK Athletics. Alongside his private work, James also lectures internationally and is a leading expert in Hip and Groin injuries and rehabilitation.