Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury, and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of function for sport, but also for physical occupations. As a Sports Therapist, I utilise my knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and the biomechanical framework to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and strengthen the body back to full working order after injury.
I’ve always been a people’s person and there is nothing more rewarding for me than helping someone overcome an injury and get back to normal life and doing the things they love. I graduated with a degree in Sports Therapy from University of Gloucestershire in 2019. Throughout my years of study and subsequent work with 4 football teams in the Stroud area, I have been particularly fascinated by the way the body reacts to injury: even the smallest of injuries can have a domino effect into other areas. I have found that by using my knowledge of anatomy and working my way up the kinetic chain by testing certain body parts, a story is often revealed which informs my diagnosis.
I then use a hands-on approach to therapy, working with a wide variety of techniques from joint mobilisation to musculoskeletal strengthening exercises. I aim to deliver effective treatment which leads to results and the prevention of further complications.
The most important thing for me as a therapist is to see a patient exit the practice knowing they can get back to what is important in their life.