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About Daine McKibben Rice

From a young age, my fascination with the body and how it functioned propelled me to pursue a career in Sports Therapy, and work alongside a team of like-minded individuals with an aim to help others overcome adversity.

As a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, I aim to provide the highest standard of treatment and care to my patients. In doing so I ensure my skills and theoretical knowledge are kept up to date by continuing my professional development by attending various CPD courses and seminars on a regular basis.


MSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
BSc (Hons) Sports Studies
Kinesiology Taping SSMT
Exercise Specialist, Altus Sports Institute
VTCT Advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor
QCF Emergency First Aid at Work
Emergency Aid and Trauma Management
Clinical Examination & Assessment including:
Spinal Health and Posture Related Dysfunction, Anatomical and Biomechanical Analysis, Gait and Postural Analysis
Manual Therapy for Peripheral Joints
Manual Therapy for Spinal Joints
Sports Massage
Ultrasound Therapy
Sports Rehabilitation
Exercise Rehabilitation

Past experience / employment

Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, in April 2014 I moved to Santa Monica, California where I began working for Altus Sports Institute, a private clinic and performance center dedicated to elite athletes, specialising in rehabilitation, injury prevention, and sporting performance.

I went through a demanding training regime, which allowed me to gain both practical experience and theoretical knowledge into specific methods aimed at rehabilitation and injury prevention. I gained invaluable experience working alongside a multi disciplinary team compiled of some of the leading doctors and specialists in sport medicine in the United States.

After moving home, in September 2015 I took the next step in my career by starting my MSc degree in Sports Therapy. I learned the essential skills and techniques in order to safely and effectively, assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Whilst completing my degree I also continued my work on a part time basis with Altus Sports Institute London, in order to continue my development and put my theoretical and practical skills to the test. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work on Star Wars Episode VII and on the set of the soon to be released episode VIII, as a Sports Therapist/Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist.


“Daine is a fantastic sports masseuse. I’m training for the London Marathon and a visit to him every couple of weeks sets me and my legs right. Perfect Balance is clean and professional, and I can’t recommend it enough for sports massages!”

Margaret Hoffecker

“Daine has been an absolute godsend in terms of resolving my recurring shoulder and back pain. He has a wealth of experience on sports recovery and puts it to great effect with well thought through exercises. Really worth seeing. Many thanks.”

Farquhar Murray

“I have been seeing Daine since March 2017, originally to treat an injury and thereafter each week for maintenance. Daine combines deep expertise and knowledge with practical advice and a friendly attitude. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.”

Matthew Davis

” I’ve just seen Daine for a back injury roughly 6mo after he resolved my neck issue. Daine literally works magic. He is professional and amiable every time I see him and I’ve never had such good care. I could barely walk into the office and was in a massively amount of pain. 45 VERY vigorous minutes later, I walked out feeling thousands of times better with a stretching plan and follow-up appointment. I can’t recommend him and PBC highly enough. I’m a client for life!!”

Patrick Dunn

“I have been for a number of sessions now, and the team have been working with me to develop a plan for getting back to full fitness. Sonal is attentive and remembers lots of details about my conditions so knows exactly where to pick up when I come in each time. She is also great at treatment and I feel better each session, both physically and mentally from the support. Daine is also great, seen him for 2 sessions and he is very knowledgable about musculotendinous injuries and treatment, and has great physically treatment ability and suggestions for rehab that I can do myself. “

Ben Nagy

I’ve started having sports therapy with Daine for a shoulder problem. The diagnosis was prompt. Treatment has been excellent. Rehab exercises are clear and effective. My practitioner is friendly and professional. I’d certainly recommend him and the clinic to others.”

Alastair Macorkindale

“When I booked an appointment with Stephen Makinde I had been suffering from sacroiliac joint dysfunction for 11 years and had seen over 20 previous practitioners without success. Stephen immediately diagnosed the underlying cause and fixed it during our first session. Over the following six weeks he set about systematically treating all of the secondary problems caused by my body being misaligned for 11 years, including some I never realised I had. Combined with his treatment he also arranged for me to undergo a gait analysis, which identified and corrected problems with my walking, together with sports therapy sessions with Daine McKibben Rice, who worked with me on a rehabilitation programme to rebuild strength and mobility in my weakened muscles. Both were brilliant, friendly and professional, but above all they have completely fixed a problem which had left me in constant pain for years and had been impacting the quality of my life. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. “

Phillip Hicken

“I totally recommend, since I start my treatments with Sonal my back is much better. I used to go different massagist and try different techniques but nothing really works, but I found Sonal when I couldn’t even move my neck and I don’t have words enough to express my gratitude for her effort, she always is on point. I also try one session with Daine and I love it, I will repeat with him for sure. Now I can say you have what you pay, and it’s totally worth it, every single session, very effective and professionals. “

Montse Abella

“I have seen Daine now a half a dozen times or so and he is absolutely excellent. He is always in a good mood and loves what he does. I have been into the office for recurring issues as well as one offs – e.g. Neck stiffness to the point of immobility – and within the hour Daine manages to rectify the situation amazing well. I have already made a dozen or so recommendations of the clinic to friends who now swear by it, I just cant say enough positive things about it. Book it in and see for yourself! “


“Stephen and Daine have got me back on track quicker and better than anyone I’ve worked before – a combination of knowledge, a clear plan and fun along the way has been amazing. I already recommend them to everyone with an injury!”

Richard Smith

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