Ian Houghton

Naprapat, Personlig Trener

Ian Houghton er en klippe i AFPT´s Personlig Trener utdannelse.  Med en 3 siders CV som inneholder utdannelser fra alle verdenshjørner, og navn som Chelsa FC, Leeds, og AIK. Så sier det seg selv at dette blir spennende.

Future Goals

Establish & expand the “Scandinavian Health & Performance” concept in Dubai and other GCC destinations. Continue to attract additional skilled team members. Further refine educational products and teaching skills within health, fitness and performance training.


Dr. of Naprapathy                                                                                                   2006 – 2010 Scandinavian College of Manual Therapy, Stockholm, Sweden – 4 yr education
Won “Best Thesis Award”, with “Can a Functional Movement Screen predict injuries in young female basketball players?”

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist                                             2010 July NSCA. CSCS-Exam

Nutritional Advisor from AFPT                                                                               2006    Academy for Personal Training (AFPT), Oslo, Norway6 x 3 day courses over 6 months

Certified EHFA Personal Trainer                                                                           2005             

Academy for Personal Training (AFPT), Oslo, Norway
Holds current best exam results (99,6%)            

Massage Therapist                                                                                                            2004

Manumedic, Oslo, Norway


Sports Science                                                                                                      2004 - 2005                                                                                                  University of Stavanger, Norway - 1 yr full time study       

Work Experience

Creator of iphone application “iCommit”                                                            July 2013

Creator of ipad application “Personal Trainer Organizer”                          August 2013                      

iPad application dedicated towards personal trainers as a tool to run a professional

and organized business

Re-occurring guest speaker at “Nike Blast”,                                2011, 2012, 2013                               

2013: 45min lecture: “Strong is the new skinny 101”. Approx 250 particpants.

2012: 1 hour lecture: “Training for optimal health”. Approx 200 participants

2011: 1 hour lecture: “Do you deserve to squat”. Approx 60 participants

Founder and CEO of Scandinavian Health & Performance             January 2011 – current

Health and performance system established in Stockholm, Sweden

Branched to Dubai, UAE April 2012. Managing and directing the business as well
as daily operations as a Personal Trainer and Naprapath.

Head Teacher at Academy for Personal Training (AFPT), Oslo    September 2009 – current

Responsible for curriculum and teaching of Practical Strength Training, Weightlifting

and Movement Analysis at AFPT, Norways largest personal trainer education

with 200-350 students annually. Recently expanded to Sweden.

Private Trainer and Consultant at “Lindhägen Träning & Naprapati”   March 2011 – June 2011

Trained clients and consulted for other trainers and therapists. Over 300 training sessions

Strength Coach & Manual Therapist at “Optimal Fysik”                       October 2009 – March 2011

Trained and treated clients and athletes at training facility
Over 1200 training sessions

Medical Team Assistant for Chelsea FC on Pre-Season trip                                               July 2009

8 days in the USA travelling with the first-team

Performance Enhancement Consultant at Elite Training Sweden                                  2008 – 2009

www.elitesweden.com Responsible for rehabilitation and corrective training technique

Sports therapist and Personal trainer at the Naprapathic Clinic            2008 - 2009 Salkhallen Tenniscenter, Stockholm. Over 100 treatments

Personal Trainer and Sports Masseur at Stockholm University                                         2008 – 2009  Over 100 PT-sessions and over 100 treatments

Sports & Conditioning Consultant for soccer team AIK-reserves    2008 - 2009                             

AIK is Swedens largest football club

Medical Team Assistant for Chelsea FC                                                            Summer 2007

5 weeks at Cobham training facility in England working for the medical team

Medical Team Assistant for Leeds UTD                                                             Summer 2005

5 day secondment with Leeds Utd FC during pre-season training in Stavanger

Courses attended and Qualifications Obtained

Nike Golf 360 – Golf Performance Specialist                                                  Dallas, February 2013
22hr online module and 2 day course.

Biomedical Dry Needling for Sports                                                        Stockholm, November 2012 3-day therapeutic course

Master Rehab Trainer                                                                                    Dubai, December 2011

Rehab Trainer Australia – 6 days course

Muscle Activation Level 1                                                                  Dubai, November 2011

Club Physio – 2 days course

Integrative Systemic Dry Needling                                                       Stockholm, June 2011

3-day therapeutic course

Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)                                   Göteborg, March 2011

Humanmotion, 2-day course

Athletic Team Coach                                                                                Halmstad, November 2010

Eleiko Education, 3-day course

Functional Movement Screen Certification Course                                         Indinapolis, July 2009

Perform Better, 2-day course www.performbetter.com

USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach                                                Las Vegas, July 2009

USA Weightlifting, 2-day course

Athletes Performance Mentorship Phase 1                                                  Los Angeles, June 2009

5 day mentorship program www.athletesperformance.com

Program Design & Advanced Program Design                             Oslo, January + June 2009

Academy for Personal Training, AFPT, 2-day course

Crossfit level 2 Certification                                                                    Stockholm, April 2009

2- day teaching evaluation exam www.crossift.com

Olympic lifting techniques                                                              Stockholm, February 2009

Elite Training Sweden, 1-day course

Explosive Performance Movements I & II               Stockholm, November 2008 + May 2009

Elite Training Sweden, 2 x 1-day course

High Performance Movements I & II                                                       Stockholm, November 2008

Elite Training Sweden, 2 x 1-day course

Explosive Strength Coach                                                                Halmstad, October 2008

Eleiko, 3-day course www.eleikosport.se

Corrective & Functional Trainer                                                        Halmstad, October 2008

Eleiko, 3-day course

Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC level 1)                                      Copenhagen, May 2008

3-day course www.dragondoor.com

RedCord Neurac 1                                                                                  Stockholm, May 2008

3-day course www.redcord.com

Sports Medicine level 1                                                                Gothenburg, October 2007

Swedish Society of Sports Medicine, 5-day course

All manual medicine courses from Manumedic                                         Oslo, 2005 – 2007

Intensive Massage Course, Advanced Massage, Triggerpoint Treatment,

Sports Injury Treatment, Sports Nutrition

References and Referees

Dave Hancock, MSc. MCSP, SRP, BHSc
New York Knickerbockers
Director of Physiotherapy

Fredrik Johansson, Lic. Dr of Naprapathy, CIR, CST, MSc lic., PhD Student

Head of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian College of Manual Medicine
Strength & Conditioning Coach for Swedish Tennis Federation

“I have under severeal year observed Ian during courses and practical tuition in Massage, Stretching and Triggerpoints, Sports Injuries and Overload Conditions as well as a Personal Trainer education. Ian shows great knowledge and understanding both theoretically and practically within the area of manual medicine, training and health. He is eager to learn, humble and very ambitious and will be a great resource for anyone who gets a chance to share his competence and personality.”

Espen Arntzen, Dr. of Naprapathy

Director of Life Improvement (incl. Manumedic and AFPT)

Columnist as “Training Expert” in Norwegian Fitness Mag. “Shape Up”

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