I set up my Sports Therapy business in 2002 but didn’t want to be based in my hometown, Trowbridge (aka Trowvegas…aarrgggghh!). I rocked up in Lambourn in 2003 by chance when visiting a friend. I couldn’t believe this place existed… I was staying!
Alongside sports therapy I rode out, coached trampolining and trained jockeys to get fit (yes I am also a personal trainer).
In 2009 The Injured Jockey’s Fund built Oaksey House and after 7 years of graft my business was under threat. So when they offered me a position managing the rehab centre I couldn’t say no.
Oaksey House gave me some great opportunities over the next 4 years and people still associate me with the place even though I left 8 years ago!
In 2012 I qualified as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist and I diversified (slightly) by adding horses to my client list.
I now have a purpose built studio in Lambourn and focus on sports massage, rehab and get out to treat some very nice horses.
I often give clients advice during treatments. Sometimes it can be hard absorbing information when being pummelled into the couch! So I’ll be recapping on some common injuries and offering basic stretching and foam rolling advice.
Secondly I often find myself helping rehab clients and saying ‘you could do this yourself’, so there’ll be some advice to help with strengthening exercises.
And lastly I hope that blogging will allow me to reach a wider audience and allow better communication with clients, motivating you to achieve your goals (not that I’m keeping tabs on you!)
My aim over the coming year is to blog regularly to help you achieve better health and fitness results thus enhancing your personal journey. I’ll be offering practical money saving advice and linking you with local tried and tested industry professionals.
And I’m keen to get your input too. Prepare to have your say and share your health and fitness experiences.
So If you’re still here, thank you, here we go…