(Raw Dip Msma Msst)
Steve qualified as a clinical sports therapist in 2008 and graduated from the Raworth College of natural,
nutrition and sports therapies. He has a background in health and fitness as a qualified Personal trainer
and group exercise instructor with over 12 years experience in the fitness industry working for Nuffield health,
Virgin Active, Greenwich Leisure, Les Mills International and David Lloyd Leisure as a freelance trainer.
Steve is a member of the Sports Massage Association, The Society of Sports Therapists and The Register of Exercise Professionals (level 3).
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 functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. Steve will assess your injury and tailor a plan of treatment which may involve joint mobilisations, massage, strengthening & rehabilitation or ultrasound therapy.
A Sports Therapist is a practitioner who can assess, treat and where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention. He can provide sports massage pre and post activity, can implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes and can utilise sports & exercise principles to optimise preperation and injury prevention programmes.
Kinesiology taping was developed as an alternative to the traditional athletic taping method, which is rigid
and restrictive. The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate
the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting
the body's range of motion.
Steve specializes in treating soft tissue injury causing pain or dysfunction. These include back pain, neck pain, trapped nerves, repetitive strain injuries, whiplash, ligament problems, tendon problems, sports injuries, headaches, fractures, joint replacements, muscle tears, strains or ligament sprains.
The aim of every treatment is to always get you back to full functional activity as quickly as possible. This maybe daily activities, work related issues or sports related performance. Whatever the reason for you coming to see him, the goal remains the same, to get you back to full fitness as quickly and effectively as possible.
After an operation such as a arthroscopy, replacement or a ligament repair, the post operative rehab process is vital in regaining strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion back to the affected area as quickly as possible. By using soft tissue and joint mobilization, co-ordination and balance activites, stretches and massage, Steve will build a rehab programme designed to get you back to full pain free activity.
Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.Find Out More
The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 to address the growing demands from sport and leisure on everyone involved in the management and care of injured participants.