Having played rugby for over 40 years, Andrew understands the importance of a fit and healthy body and the crucial role that all healthcare professionals plan keeping us fit, and injury free.
His work with sports teams, individual sportspeople and the general public has given him extensive ‘hands-on’ experience dealing with injuries and ‘aches and pains’ (sports related or otherwise). He also has an interest working with people in chronic pain and suffering with conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Fybromyalgia and of late, Long Covid, adapting his treatment plan accordingly.
When not at the clinic, Andrew works closely with Berkshire RFU, and Hungerford Rugby Clubs and enjoys cycling, running and singing (having performed in a number of operas, operettas and musicals) which led him to study vocal massage.
As a qualified teacher, Andrew also offers training classes to other Sports and Massage Therapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors to help them gain their relevant CPD points.
CLINICAL LEAD & OSTEOPATH
Kate has had a keen interest in sports rehabilitation and sees a variety of professional equestrians, including jockeys, grooms and leisure riders.
Kate loves treating the over 65s, and has the specialist skills required to help them to stay well and active into retirement. Whether that is managing arthritis or rehabilitation following a joint replacement or just keeping stiffness at bay
Kate enjoys treating ‘your average Joe or Joanne’, whether they have work-related aches and pains, persistent niggles or wish to improve mobility in order to take up a sport or hobby; she works with each individual to find the best possible solution and, due to her own history of injury and back problems, has a personal understanding of the challenges that people can face.
Kate is enjoying her role as clinical lead for West Berkshire Injury Clinic and working with the other therapists in maximising their potential and improving standards.
At University Darcey was part of the elite rowing team training with the best coaches in the country which gave Darcey an indispensable knowledge and understanding from an athletes perspective. This understanding really helps in understanding the psychology of injury. Darcey is very sporty and have participated in high jump, various track events, netball and hockey.
Darcey has 4 horses and ride everyday to keep them fit to compete. Darcey has an extensive knowledge of the sport and equine physiology and has first hand experience of equine related issues and injuries.
Darcey has an extensive background in sport and have a strong interest in rehabilitation and enjoy helping the clients push themselves to full recovery and find it rewarding.
This knowledge and Darcey’s natural empathy allows her to adapt her knowledge for the benefit of all helping her treat and rehabilitate all ages and of all backgrounds.
Location – Hungerford
From riders to rugby, individuals and teams of all ages and abilities, Martin currently works with an assortment of clients from a variety of backgrounds.
In addition to treating sporting injuries, Martin can help with:
– rehabilitation if you’ve had an accident or other injury
– those with existing disabilities or with limited mobility
– pregnancy-related aches and pains
Remember Sports Therapy is for everybody not just the sporty types.
Location – Hungerford
CLINICAL LEAD & OSTEOPATH
This lady seemed extremely happy in her work and those she was treating seemed even happier after just a few minutes in her care.
With Dave’s rugby playing days coming to an end, he thought it would be a great way to stay involved in a meaningful way on match days and to open up new opportunities, so he enrolled on a course at the Oxford School of Sports Massage and subsequently qualified as a Soft Tissue therapist.
What does Dave get out of soft tissue therapy? Satisfaction.
Satisfaction knowing that today he helped someone become freer from pain than they were before they came to see him. There is no need to be in pain through sore muscles. There are people that can help you and Dave is now one of those people – and loves it!
I take a sensitive, practical and holistic approach in helping you to address your nutritional concerns. I believe food is one of life’s great pleasures and I will help you to enjoy your food whilst achieving your dietary goals.
My practice is firmly based on up-to-date evidence and best practice.
Areas of interest include • Nutritional rehab after injury or illness • Management of type 2 diabetes • Weight management • Living well with or after cancer • Irritable bowel syndrome • Inflammatory bowel disease
When not working I love sea swimming all year round and hiking. I have just started walking the 630 mile South West Coastal Path stage by stage. Like any good dietitian I am passionate about food and love baking, cooking and eating.