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