Sports Therapist with Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy
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Member of the ISRM
Who am I and what do I do?
I specialise in soft tissue massage, which involves work on muscles, tendons and ligaments. I use massage to help encourage the body to release, stretch and re-align itself in order to relieve pain which may have arisen because of chronic tension, injury, poor technique or poor posture, and to increase the range of movement around joints. I also try to help my clients to understand why they may be as they are via assessment of the soft tissue using palpation and muscle testing.
By providing exercise/stretching/strengthening programmes, I hope to encourage the client to have some means to help themselves, and to later use these exercises as a means to maintain the resolved issue, and to ultimately remain pain-free.
I work with clients of all ages, from 10 to 92 years of age, male and female. Some are actively involved in sport and regular activity, but most are not.
Qualifications & training
Previously I have taught PE at secondary schools, and more recently, held the post of Senior Lecturer in PE at De Montfort University in Bedford, and was an OCR Examiner for A-level PE. I also completed 2 years of a 3 year SRN nursing course.
Please use the links on the left for more background information on how sports and remedial massage can help you, whether you are a sports person looking to improve performance, or if you are somebody who needs the special attention to detail I can give.
The Techniques section gives more detailed information on the massage techniques I use in my work.
JEMS Functional Biomechanics Classes
Since January 2010 I have been teaching weekly JEMS Functional Biomechanics Classes, all thanks to my lovely friend and teacher Hilary Sewter.
I am trying to make exercise functional, to increase your strength and flexibility and hopefully for you to be more mindful as to how your body works.
Changes Due to COVID-19
As the Covid restrictions are changing with vaccines seemingly playing a big role in this, classes are changing too.
If you are interested, all are drop-in classes and pay-as-you-go.
For the ball classes, you can use a chair with a cushion if you do not have a ball to use.
As with classes, 1-to-1 appointments are changing as the restrictions are lifted. I am now working 1-to-1 (face to face) with protocols in place and if you want an appointment, please send an email.
I am still doing zoom appointments and again if you prefer one of these, please send me an email.
On returning to 1-to-1 appointments, the following requirements must be adhered to by all clients.
Appointments on 01932 350391
Gift Vouchers available
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