Clare gained a BSc in Sports Science from Loughborough University in 1997 and then trained as a sports massage therapist. She has taught in further education for many years and founded Pressure Point in January 2013. She now teaches a range of sports massage courses and CPD days using enthusiasm, knowledge and sense of humour to make learning fun and enjoyable. Clare works as a sports massage therapist at her clinic in Arnold treating a wide range of clients. She achieved finalist for Tutor of the Year 2021 by the FHT, has written several articles for the International Therapist magazine and is a presenter at the Sports Therapy Expo in 2022
Jeni Broughton (fire cupping, hot stones, pregnancy massage)
Jeni started Wren Holistics in 2007 after she qualified in Sports Massage Therapy. She has progressed her business from working in a room at home, to a clinic environment and most recently to a purpose built garden room in Groby. Jeni has years of experience in holistics and complementary therapies, teaching a wide range of courses from reflexology to hopi ear candles. Jeni also produces her own product range and creates blends (some award winning) for many companies and individual massage therapists. Jeni’s passion is sports massage and aromatherapy and she works with a wide variety of clients including professional footballers to those looking for relaxation & wellbeing
John Gibbons (spinal manipulation, K-taping, knee, shoulder and glutes & psoas)
John trained and qualified in Osteopathy, Sports Therapy, Exercise Rehabilitation, Spinal Manipulation and Acupuncture. He developed the Bodymaster Method®, a treatment method that is as fast and effective on office workers as it is on top athletes. It is a unique fusion of therapy techniques rigorously designed to remove pain and restore mobility without recourse to drugs or surgery. John’s motivating passion is to teach as many Physios, Sports Therapists and Doctors as possible, running training courses and seminars worldwide. Today, his books and articles are published internationally, he lectures at Universities, gets invited to speak globally and train thousands of physical therapists.
Bernard Nolan (acupuncture for sports injury)
Bernie has been working in Oriental Medicine since 1980 and as well as teaching NHS physiotherapists he has worked with Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton Football Clubs. Bernie studied in Japan and Korea for 5 years, majoring in Acupuncture and has appeared on many top TV shows as the guest Health Expert including GMTV, Trisha Goddard, ITV Granada and Sky. In recent years Bernie has been working from his Sports Injury Clinic in Mallorca. He has treated both professional and amateur cyclists and also works with many elite training camps on the island.
Tom Heeley (stretch & strengthen, taping for sport, functional training)
Tom founded Optimum in 2021 after nearly 10 years working with Function Jigsaw in Leicester. After finishing his Sports Therapy degree, Tom completed an internship at Notts County FC working with the first team, spending a lot of time focusing on injury rehabilitation and treatment. Tom has worked closely with British Ski, Snowboard, World Superbikes and Motocross athletes. Tom recently completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham opening doors to work with the FA and Derby County FC. He has a keen interest in all areas of the human body and enjoys the challenge of finding the source of the problem.
Julie Hayton (sports injures, clinical practice)
Julie embarked on a 11-year career with Leicester Tigers which progressed from massage Jigsaw in Wigston. During her spell at Tigers, Julie was attributed as developing progressive injury rehabilitation programmes that have ensured the team’s medical department has its current reputation as one of the best in sport. Julie’s vast experience in professional sport has allowed her and her team to deliver Injury management services to large scale endurance events, corporate events, sporting events, stage and TV and work place environments Nationwide and in Europe.
Daniel Lawrence (Rocktape, Rockpods)
Daniel gained his BSc in Physiotherapy from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006 and subsequently went on to gain a post-graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine and a PGCE. Daniel has a clinical background in both sport and general healthcare settings, both within the national health service and private sector. He lectures at Truro College and joined Rocktape as their Education Director in 2012, organising over 100 taping seminars and developed their education programme. Daniel has also catalogued much of his own learning and teaching on his YouTube channel ‘The Physio Channel’ which continues to serve as a great resource for therapists around the world.