My name is James Armstrong, a Chartered Physiotherapist based in Mary Tavy near Tavistock, Devon. I am passionate about providing the very best evidence-based Physiotherapy and advice.
I’m focused on empowering you to get back to your very best without stopping what you love.
Specialising in running and sports injury.
UKA coach and Head Coach at Tavistock A.C.
Lead Physio at Okehampton RFC 1st XV (South West Premier Div)
I have a strong passion not just for Physiotherapy but also sport in general. As a keen and competitive runner myself, I understand what it feels like to be injured.
This drives me to keep my patients/athletes training and competing wherever possible and to enable people to achieve the absolute best that they are capable of.
With over 10 years of experience coaching athletics and competing myself plus over 5 years dealing with soft tissue injuries, I have built up a wealth of experience dealing with running-related injuries and those related to triathlon as well.
I currently work with elite world record holders, England international runners, National level swimmers, fast club runners, Ironman triathletes, couch to 5kers, parkrunners, runners who have just started their running journey and high level rugby players.
Local Community - Tavistock, Devon
I live in beautiful Devon, on Dartmoor near Tavistock in the stunning village of Mary Tavy. Having grown up in Tavistock, it's great to know the area and the people who live here.
I have several active roles within the community including:
Volunteer at the local Parkinson's UK exercise group
Running/ Athletics Coach and Senior Head Coach at Tavistock Athletic Club
Senior Coach Coordinator on the Tavistock Athletic Club committee
Knowing my community is really important to me and helping others is my passion, that is why I chose to be a Physiotherapist.
Professional Body Work
I am heavily involved with the professional body for Physiotherapy, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and I am currently a CSP rep and core member of the CSP South West English Regional Network (SWERN).
I was Former Chair of the South West and Wales CSP Student Meeting and a former member of the CSP Student Representative Group (SRG).
I live and breathe Physiotherapy. Those that know me will attest to me being unbelievably obsessed with the profession. It's purely because I know that Physiotherapy can make such a big difference to so many peoples lives, across a huge range of issues, not just musculoskeletal. I love what I do and have been told for years that it shows in my clinical practice.
Enthusiasm and motivation is key in not just loving your profession but also in helping others.