One of my earliest and happiest memories is of playing cricket with my cousins on the rooftop of my Grandmother’s house in Pakistan before I moved to England in 2006. Since then, I have always been extremely passionate about sport and have engaged with cricket, football, tennis and rugby, in both a personal and professional sense. My intrinsic love of sport has driven me to actively pursue my goals within the Sports Therapy field, both at University and in my career.
At College, I wanted to find a career which would allow me to apply my passion for sport, whilst simultaneously helping other people and maximising their health outcomes. This is what led me to study Sports Therapy BSc (Hons) at the University of Central Lancashire, where I went on to achieve a first class degree. My degree provided me with some amazing opportunities, including placements at St Helen’s Rugby Club and Blackpool Football Academy, in which I was lucky enough to participate in injury prevention
and rehabilitation alongside elite athletes and incredibly talented staff.
Following my graduation, I worked at a renowned Chiropractic clinic as a Sports Therapist, which allowed me to independently apply my rehabilitation and sports massage skills, whilst providing highly tailored services to all of my clients. I have assisted many of my clients, all with incredibly varied presentations, in achieving their goals and I look forward to continuing to do so in the future! I enjoy nothing more than seeing my clients succeed and reach their milestones, having developed an effective therapeutic relationship with each and every individual.
Throughout my degree, I gained valuable insights into a wide variety of injuries in both clinical and sporting environments. During my time at St Helens Rugby Club, I delivered tailored massage therapy and evaluated their improvement moving forward. With increasing autonomy, I was able to enhance my pre-existing skills, with a specific focus on legs, back and rib injuries.
Whilst working at Blackpool Football Club Academy, I was responsible in treating a wide range of player injuries sustained during the season. This involved the use of assessments, indoor and gym exercises and outdoor programmes and data recording. I also had the opportunity as part of my degree to travel to Gibraltar for the NatWest Island games in order to provide first aid cover at the events, in addition to massage therapy for the athletes during their competitions.
In my postgraduate role as a Sports Therapist at a Chiropractic clinic, I have seen a wide variety of presenting issues and injuries, both from the sporting and general population. I work independently providing assessments, diagnosis, treatments, and rehabilitation for a variety of chronic and acute conditions in my clients. I have found my time at this Clinic to be invaluable, as it has allowed me to broaden my experiences beyond simply treating professional athletes and learn more about commonly encountered presentations among the general public.
All of the amazing experiences listed above have allowed me to witness a wide variety of injuries and presentations, including: lateral ankle sprains, tennis elbow, hamstring strain, chronic lower back pain, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tear, groin strain, concussion and tib-fib fractures. I look forward to continuing to develop and broaden my experiences with every client that walks through the door, and offering each of them excellent holistic and highly specific care.
First Class Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)
Member of The Society of Sports Therapists
Level 4 VTCT Massage Qualification
FIFA Diploma: Football Medicine
Foundation Level Sports ER: Medical Emergency and Management in Sport
Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Injuries
Treatment of Chronic Lower Back Pain
Treatment of Frozen Shoulder
Treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries
Rehabilitation and Trigger Point Therapy