Kieron was the first professional player that I rehabilitated following my departure from West Ham United.
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Having left West Ham in 2005, I had been working in my practice in Chadwell Heath for a year when I was asked to see Kieron.
Jonathan Barnett - Kierons agent asked if I could help with his long term hamstring injuries.
I met with Kieron at The Lister Hospital and we had a series of scan done to try to ascertain why he kept feeling as though his hamstring was about to tear.
Over the previous 18 months Kieron had only managed 6 starts for Newcastle United and was now labelled 'injury prone'.
Looking at what had happened over that 18 months, it seemed that Kieron had never been given adequate time to get completely rehabilitated.
I suggested to Newcastle that Kieron would need 3 months of work with me.
I initially worked on his posture using Ultra sound scanning feedback to assist Kieron in understanding when he was recruiting the appropriate muscles and his posture improved a great deal due to his committment.
I then worked for a month on pure strength as I felt that his hamstrings were not ever allowed to fully re-gain their strength.
The final month of the process was spent supplementing strength work with power running sessions.
Kieron returned to Newcastle United and he scored against Arsenal on his debut and went on to play 32 games, score 9 goals and returned to the England squad.
That summer West Ham United bought Kieron for £7million .