Jacky Lai

Jacky completed his MSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton in 2019 after obtaining his BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Edinburgh.

Following his degree, Jacky began his career at King’s College Hospital Trust in London, where he completed various rotations including Musculoskeletal, neurology, Trauma orthopaedics and respiratory. As a result Jacky is adept in a wide range of post-operative treatments and rehabilitation. He has a keen interest in ACL rehab/ post-operative ankle rehab, tendinopathies, chronic lower back pain and hip/groin pathologies. He has a good understanding of the musculoskeletal system and human biomechanics, as well as the way the body responds and adapts to exercise and rehabilitation. Progressive graded exposure to exercise is vital for any rehabilitation programme.

Jacky has a clinical passion for sports injuries and has experience in treating athletes in football and track and field. He enjoys working pitch side and in the clinic for assessment and management for footballers. He has also previously covered indoor and outdoor junior athletics championships. This involved diagnosing and treating acute injuries using manual therapy, tailored exercise prescription/rehabilitation programmes, and advice.

Jacky’s passion is to “re-enable” patients with musculoskeletal disorders, and to provide his patients with the right tools to thrive and to manage future injuries. He believes that a positive attitude is essential to build a good rapport with patients in order to help patients achieve their personal goals.

Jacky keeps active by running, going to the gym and participating in team sports such as hockey/football and squash. Outside of sport, Jacky enjoys food, gaming (Xbox/ Nintendo switch), watching series/films, listening to rock music and going to concerts, and playing the guitar.