SPORTS THERAPIST & MASSAGE / PERSONAL TRAINER
Health and fitness are a major part of my life, where I dedicate my skills and passion to those who seek the best and most professional support out there. As a qualified sports therapist and specialist personal trainer, I can not only help you achieve your health and fitness goals, I can also guarantee a wonderful relationship!
From the age of twelve, I fell in love with athletics and have progressed into a top level 400m sprinter. Training up to four times a week helped me to reach my true running potential, which got me onto the international stage in representing Great Britain. My running career convinced me that the health and fitness industry was where I wanted to dedicate my future.
I qualified as a Bsc (Hons) Sports Therapist at the University of Bedfordshire in 2011, where I gained valuable experience in treating a variety of clientele with all types of musculoskeletal and joint injuries. My dream in helping patients began in 2005, where, at the age of sixteen, I started my first ever work experience at St Ann’s Hospital in London. Here I was offered a position as a physiotherapist assistant where my duties were to assist receptionists, book and manage appointments, and help patients with osteoarthritis in the treatment room. I was also able to lead circuit-training sessions for middle-aged patients who suffered from knee and ankle injuries.
My experience as a therapist then began in 2009 at the Flora London Marathon, where I offered professional sports massage and advanced stretching to competitors who represented the MacMillan Cancer Support Trust. Being a professional county and international 400m runner, I was able to relate to the muscle conditions of the athletes and offer professional advice. Following such a successful experience at the London Marathon, I then went on to offer voluntary sports massage treatment for athletes at Enfield and Haringey Athletics club, where I started my Athletics career.
In 2010, I joined a work experience plan and worked at Luton Rugby Club. Here I was able to treat and assess different types of joint and muscle injuries for the First and Reserve Team players. I worked alongside the First team physiotherapist, a valued experience, as I was able to expand my knowledge on rehabilitation and picking and choosing the correct treatment methods. I graduated in 2011 and wasted no time in furthering my experience. I went to Tenerife to a Warm Weather Training camp with Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club and was lead sports therapist in an intense two-week training regime for the athletes.
When returning from Tenerife I applied for some more voluntary work but in a different sporting industry in order to expand my knowledge on injuries. From November 2011 to December 2012, I was First Team Sports Therapist for Southall Football Club in Hanwell Town, Greenford. As well as offering first aid support and pre-match massage on match days, I set up a network in which First Team and Reserve Team players could access for treatment and advice seven days a week.
I wanted to further my career in health and rehabilitation, which led me in the direction of Personal Training. In 2013, I took part in a five-month intense REPs course, where I obtained the Level 2 and 3 Personal Training qualifications before I completed my higher and more specialist Level 4 qualification. I now specialise in the management of lower back pain.
After building up my qualifications, I have had valuable clinical experiences, which include working alongside physiotherapists, diagnosing patients, referring and seeing referred patients and designing rehabilitation programmes. My knowledge and experience does not stop there, as my dream is to further my expertise and gain bigger and better qualifications in order to offer the best service that I can give.
Bsc (Hons) Sports Therapy
REPs Level 4 – Specialist in the management of back pain
REPs Level 2 and 3 – Gym instructor and personal trainer
Sports Massage – Soft tissue massage ranging from superficial to deep tissue techniques
Stretching – Qualified in offering a variety of advanced stretching techniques, including Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Soft Tissue Release (STR), and Oscillatory Stretching
Rehabilitation – Offering rehabilitation to patients and athletes following an injury, to aid in getting them back to full health
Strapping and Taping – Strapping and taping techniques for all major joints of the human body
Electrotherapy – Qualified to use all major electrotherapy modalities, including ultrasound, TENS, EMG and laser treatment
Gait Analyzer – Qualified to assess an individual’s gait, both upper and lower body analysis
K Laser – Qualified in Class IV Therapeutic K-Laser
Dry Needling – Level 5
After having shoulder pain and tightness for long time it was a relief when Aaron Trim was able to diagnose the issue quickly by listening to my symptoms. I had several sessions with Aaron, who was able to relieve the immediate symptoms and suggested ongoing exercises to prevent the injury reoccurring. Great team at Perfect Balance and I would definitely recommend them for anyone looking for rehabilitation or anyone with undiagnosed sports injuries.
I’ve been to the Hatfield clinic twice with my daughter (she has been several times before and since) and on both occasions, I was impressed with the level of professionalism and knowledge together with the advice and treatment given her. She has had a nagging groin injury, and the last time, we saw Aaron. I was amazed at the results, which were visible after an hour session. I would definitely recommend the clinic to any athlete who needs physio or rehabilitation.
As a marathon runner I am a regular on the physio couch. However, Perfect Balance at Hatfield were the first to offer a full rehab programme rather than just take my money and send me home with a page full of exercises. I have seen Aaron on a regular basis, and at aged 52 I am now running faster than ever, as he has not only helped me run injury free but also changed my gait so my performance has improved. I would not hesitate in recommending them. Also they are open on Sundays – which is ideal when you are injured and can’t afford to take time off work. They are athletes themselves so know how desperate we all are to get back training!
Thank you Aaron for all your help getting Eden back to full fitness, amazing as always.
The treatment I have received from Aaron has been excellent. I have certainly felt he has understood my goals and has worked with me to address them to get me back training as quickly as possible. I have really enjoyed the sessions- if that is possible!
Excellent service once again. Much like my experiences with Stephen and Mark, my appointment with Aaron was great. I felt confident in Aaron’s knowledge and expertise, and that he understood my needs quickly. Aaron treated me in a way that addressed my fitness regime exactly. He was really easy going and friendly, and I’ll definitely go back for more.
Aaron (Sports Therapy) was excellent throughout, from explaining what was going on, to conducting the treatment and providing support and advice to get me back up and running quickly.
I see Aaron Trim for both my sports massages and gym. He has majorly helped me over this winter season and kept me in really good shape going into my outdoor athletics season. I would highly recommend him!!
I’ve been under and receiving help from Aaron Trim with an ongoing sport injury for the last 15 months +. With his excellent advice, acupuncture and ultrasound therapy , I am very nearly back to full fitness and excited for the 2018 athletic season. I wouldn’t have gotten this far is it wasn’t for him, so thank you, Perfect Balance, and thank you, Aaron, for everything.