James Phillips

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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James has been a Strength and Conditioning coach for over 10 years, developing his knowledge, experience and coaching eye within both the sporting world and private healthcare. He has a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Strength and Conditioning (2012) from Middlesex University and a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Sport Science and Maths (2010) from Loughborough University.

He has previously worked in elite sport at Saracens Rugby Club, English Institute of Sport, and with British Fencing. He then turned his career towards private healthcare and has become specialised in end stage rehabilitation. 

James’ is highly skilled in force plate testing for both injury rehabilitation and performance, and is experienced in developing physical performance in the endurance athlete and in designing holistic training plans for the active individual.

Co-Founder of the course The Complete ACL Journey’ alongside Andrew Goodall, James has become a leading expert in ACL end stage rehabilitation and return to performance. Rehabilitating a cohort of patients ranging from the conservative recreational athlete to the complex multi-ligament injury. Now awaiting a recent publication researching outcomes within ACL injury.

Specialist Interests

ACL Rehabilitation, Physical Performance and ForceDecks Analysis

Sporting Interests

Athletics, Football, Rugby, Triathlon, Netball and Endurance Running

Work Experience

British Athletics, British Fencing, Saracens and EIS

Other Experience

Middle Distance Athlete

James’s Locations #

Canary Wharf E14

Our Canary Wharf clinic is located within Cabot Place in the centre of Canary Wharf, convenient to Greenwich and Blackheath. Offering both face-to-face and remote consultations.

Book an appointment
020 7788 7000

James’s Blog Posts #


Detraining Effects on Strength Characteristics

Lockdown saw gyms close and, apart from a lucky few, most won’t have had access to gym equipment. This time out from your usual program will have had an effect on your body and knowing how to adapt your training can be the difference between getting stronger and injury.

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Postponed Marathon — What to do now?

You’ve been training for months, you’re on track to be 100% at that start line, then you get the dreaded email… the marathon has been postponed. What now? Don’t worry, S&C Coach James Phillips has a plan of action.

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Marathon Ready Programme

Our new 6‑week Marathon Ready’ Programme will help keep you injury free and fully prepared for your upcoming Marathon.

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PSM Interviews: James Phillips

In this interview Paul Welford talks to Strength & Conditioning Coach James Phillips