SPORTS THERAPIST & 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
Member of the STO
REPs Level 4 – Specialist in the management of back pain
REPs Level 2 and 3 – Gym instructor and personal trainer
Strapping and Taping
Dry Needling – Level 5
Most Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal injuries including:
Pre and Post Operative Conditions
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. 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.
Lovely facilities, friendly staff and Aaron knows his field! He was friendly, empathic, knowledgeable and treated me with respect. After 18 months of chronic pain, I’m pain free and beginning to see the light at the end of a long tunnel. Big thanks to Aaron!
I cannot recommend Aaron at Perfect Balance highly enough. As an over 50s runner he has taught me how to stay injury free through strength and stretching. I have tried many physios in my time and have not used anyone else since discovering Perfect Balance three years ago.
Unlike other physios, Aaron did rehab work WITH ME in the gym rather than just sending me off with a sheet of exercises. The result was a recent successful Great North Run Half Marathon something I never thought was possible a few months ago. You may pay a little more but it actually saves money in the ‘long run’ as the problem is solved much quicker!
Just one session with Aaron and I could move again after my back locked up and left me with very limited movement and serious pain. He also gave me some stretches to do at home and great aftercare advice. Thank you Aaron would definitely recommend!
Last month I ran my first marathon and if it wasn’t for Aaron I wouldn’t have even made it to the start line! I had a few injuries over the last 4 months or so and he dealt with them all quickly and effectively meaning my training was bearly impacted. As importantly he was patient, kind, flexible re appointments and also gave me lots of help and tips to prevent any further injury. I can’t thank him enough!
I had my first treatment with Aaron Trim, and I can’t thank him enough. Friendly, polite and knows a lot. Didn’t rush and took his time to really understand my shoulder issue and my history of treatment. My shoulder has never felt better would very high recommend him!
I have been seeing Aaron Trim now for well over 6 months. I am a keen golfer and have various issues with my neck, back and elbow! Aaron knows exactly what to do each time I see him to relieve any pain or tightness. I’ve seen lots of sports therapists over the years and Aaron without doubt is one of the best. I trust him completely. He is exceptional in his knowledge and never lets me leave a session without exercises I have to do at home which is incredibly helpful.
I had a massage with Aaron Trim as I had overdone it at the gym. The wonderful feeling of tight muscles giving way to that supple strong feeling emerged after a few minutes into the massage and vindicated my gym efforts! This was all accompanied by an enjoyable and knowledgeable discussion on running styles, fitness training and muscle development. Altogether a very uplifting half-hour.
I’ve been seeing Aaron for a few weeks now to resolve issues with my calves and my right hip. Both calves are now almost as new and my hip is progressing really well. Aaron is professional, he always explains what he’s doing and is working wonders on my troublesome muscles.
Aaron has been helping me with a couple of injuries in my foot and hand over some months. He is very helpful and professional and has helped to improve these situations. He’s able to pinpoint the cause of the injury and I have noticed an improvement. I look forward to the appointments as he knows what he is doing and has tried a variety of treatments to increase mobility without pain.
I have had numerous appointments with Aaron Trim at the Hatfield clinic after injuring my hip and lower back. Aaron showed empathy and willingness to work alongside my coach to help me recover as soon as possible, providing treatment, exercises and stretches. He also gave me a better mindset and understanding of how my body works and I am now able to train pain free and have recently run a pb for the 100m.
Been to see Aaron for several sports massages and I highly recommend him. He has really helped me with my back pain, and is so knowledgeable, professional and friendly.
Perfect balance have helped me overcome and prevent numerous injuries, and reach my peak performance in time for my races. They are always very flexible and will work hard to fit in an appointment for me at short notice. Aaron have been a massive help, and always provide great service.
The team at Perfect Balance are amazing. Aaron has been treating a grade 2 ligament tear in my left knee. Their knowledge, treatment and support have been invaluable and my knee is responding really well. I would highly recommend Aaron!
Totally recommend Perfect Balance Hatfield. Always helpful and knowledgeable, particularly Aaron and Jennifer!