Meet your therapists…
I am a Graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire. I have a PhD in Biomechanics and spent a number of years working in rehabilitation research as well as lecturing on Physiotherapy and Sport & Exercise degree pathways. During my training, my main clinical placement was at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, where I gained experience in rehabilitation of acute injuries, overuse injuries, post-surgery and hydrotherapy. I have also worked pitchside with rugby, football and American football teams, and provided post-event massage at athletic events. I have additional CPD training in Myofascial Cupping and Kinesiology Taping.
My sporting background includes cycling, rock climbing, horse riding and paddleboarding. I am also a para-cycling classifier for British Cycling and a trainee para-classifier for British Triathlon.
I am a graduate sports therapist from the university of Gloucestershire. I have worked within a number of different sporting environments including football, rugby and American football. I have developed my knowledge of injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation and gained vast amounts of experience while working with Gloucestershire County RFU, Gloucester RFC developing players programme and the British American football association.
As a keen cyclist and triathlete, I have experienced my fair share of injuries. This has helped me to understand the frustration and inconvenience that injuries can cause. My past personal experiences have fuelled my love and determination to help others overcome injury and return to what they love doing whether that is sport or just day to day activities.
I am a Graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire. I have worked within a variety of sports such as Athletics, Football and Rugby Union. I am currently Lead Sports Therapist at Cheltenham North RFC where I have been able to develop and expand my knowledge base of injury assessment, management and rehabilitation. I have also gained experience working with the Cornwall County RFU alongside helping non-sports people within occupational healthcare and health risk management. I am able to deliver treatments including sports massage, manual therapy and electrotherapy as well as having an understanding of the biopsychosocial model and holistic healthcare and the benefits that this can have on musculoskeletal injuries. I am keen to learn new methods of treatment and management for injuries by attending CPD courses. During my personal time, I am a keen runner and swimmer. I am interested in all areas of health and fitness and understand the difficulties that injuries can place on everyday life as well as training schedules.
I am a Graduate Sports Therapist from the University of Gloucestershire . I provide all aspects of sports therapy; Injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation; and Sports Massage for athletes and non sports people. I am also a fully insured member of The Society of Sports Therapists. I am always updating my knowledge and techniques through ongoing CPD. I have worked alongside professional and elite sports teams including: Gloucester RFC , Welsh Rugby Union U20, GB Ice Hockey, Great Britain American Football, London Blitz, Tonga Rugby. I have gained a vast amount of experience in a large variety of Sports in Gloucestershire and the whole of the UK. My experience also included working as a Sports Therapy Technician Demonstrator where I was responsible for the running the Sports Therapy Outreach workshops for young people along with supervising undergraduates in the University Sports Injury Clinic. I spend my weekends either covering Rugby Matches (Union), American Football with Oxford Brookes University, or supporting local events such as 100 Mile Run 24 hour race. I’ve always been sporty, whether it be rugby, regional netball, national horse riding, flag American football or school sports. As a result of this, I know what it is like to suffer injuries and understand the disruption to your life this can cause. I love working to treat and rehabilitate injuries maximise my clients enjoyment of both life and sport. I thoroughly enjoy taking an athlete through the full range of recovery – starting with pre-habilitation, emergency first aid, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation using a range of techniques and methods.
‘My first impression was very good, I saw an instant improvement and received good recommendations. I have noticed positive effects in that one thing leads to another in the body and from my first treatment it has been only positive improvements in both my body and my sport.’
Nicole Talbot – Weightlifter