Tom Cowan is a leading Exercise Physiologist. He has been based on Harley Street, the world-famous centre of medical excellence, for over 5 years, specialising in exercise prescription for cancer and cardiac patients.
Tom's work has seen him become recognised as an expert by Public Health England and the Faculty for Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, who selected him to become a member of their Cancer and Exercise expert panel. Tom has also presented research into preventing cardiovascular disease at international conferences as well as frequently contributing for several well-known health and fitness magazines and making television appearances.
Tom holds regular clinics at the world-leading Harley Street clinic, The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP), as well as working with patients privately at their homes, offices and gyms.
Tom's expertise span from working with the most complex clinical cases to elite performers, having previously been First Team Sports Scientist for Chelsea Football Club.
Tom is accredited by both the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR) and the Register of Exercise Professionals and has a First Class Honours degree in Sport and Exercise Science from Loughborough University.
IN THE MEDIA
Tom’s reputation as an expert Exercise Physiologist and his success with his clients has led to television appearances and contributing for several well-known publications on behalf of The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP) including Men's Health, BBC Focus Magazine and The Sunday Times.
As an expert in the field, Tom's exercise programmes are underpinned by an evidence-based approach, following Sport and Exercise Science principles, the latest research and, for clinical patients, guidance from clinical bodies such as the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). Tom's methods have led to exceptional outcomes for his clients and have featured in publications such as The Sunday Times Magazine.
HEALTH AND FITNESS OPTIMISATION
Tom is recognised as an expert in Cancer and Exercise and has vast experience in working with patients at all stages of treatment; pre-, during and post-treatment, to help to manage their side-effects and optimise their physiology, fitness levels, energy levels and immune function.
Tom is qualified to the highest level in Cardiac Rehabilitation with the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR). Tom is able to devise and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for patients who have suffered a major cardiovascular event e.g. heart attack or stroke, had treatment including stents, a pacemaker or bypass surgery or are living with cardiovascular disease, heart failure or arrhythmias.
Health and Fitness Optimisation
Tom is able to expertly advise individuals wishing to improve their health and fitness. This may be individuals with goals such as weight loss and body composition improvements, cardiovascular fitness and strength improvements, reducing risk factors for cardiovascular disease such as reducing blood pressure or for amateur athletes training towards a physical challenge or event.
19th November 2019
Delighted to be involved with and contributing for Trekstock, supporting their great work helping young adults with cancer through providing exercise support and advice. Click on the title above for a link to my interview with Trekstock for their website and newsletter.
LULULEMON X THE URBAN KITCHEN BREAST CANCER RETREAT AT ALLBRIGHT
25th October 2019
Thank you The Urban Kitchen and Lululemon for the invitation to present at Friday's Breast Cancer Retreat at AllBright. It was a pleasure to speak to patients about exercise, sharing the latest science of its benefits for breast cancer patients as well as discussing the considerations for exercise programming before, during and after treatment on behalf of CHHP.
ADVENTURE CHALLENGE SERIES
Tom has a regular column in online magazine Essential Journeys, on behalf of The Centre for Health and Human Performance (CHHP). Tom's Adventure Challenge series introduces readers to a new physical adventure challenge in each article, advising how to train for, and complete, it and features Tom's story of performing the challenge himself.