I have always been fascinated by movement, how the body works and how to push your body to its limits whilst keeping safe and injury free. As a b-girl (breakdancer) and former competitive gymnast, I have had to overcome numerous injuries myself. I have found Soft Tissue Therapy extremely helpful during these times, which in turn, inspired me to become qualified myself and use it to help others.
I have a degree in Exercise and Sport Science (BSc Hons) and then later trained and qualified with a Level 5 (BTEC) Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy (formerly known as Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage). I am also trained in Kinesiolgy Taping (certified by Rocktape UK) and am a Member of the ISRM (Institute for Soft Tissue Therapists).
I specialise in working with athletes, in particular (but not limited to) dancers, acrobats and runners. I work with all levels, from novice, right up to elite level.
I have overcome numerous injuries myself and am therefore able to offer a unique, well informed and tailored approach to treatment. I use my knowledge from my own experience of training to support clients with their rehabilitation and goals.
Having experienced the impact that serious injuries can have on us physically and emotionally first hand, particularly when competing or pursuing a career in sport, I am especially passionate about increasing awareness of the importance of looking after our bodies and injury prevention in the world of competitive dance. This has lead me to provide treatments for dancers at battles and events in the UK, as well as international events including Catch the Flava and Outbreak Europe in Slovakia, where I worked with Project Breakalign.
I have also worked closely with One-Dance UK over the past couple of years to create and host the UK’s first Hip Hop Health Conference “Mind the Gap” held in London. The event involved giving talks about injury prevention specifically for dancers and circus artists, and a talk about women in hip hop, alongside my dance partner Lauren Filer and other dance health professionals. More locally, you may have seen me at sports events including the Simply Health Bristol 10k/Half Marathon, Chilly Duathlon and Bristol Triathlon which many of my clients take part in.
Given that STT is a rapidly developing field of work, I regularly attend CPD courses to ensure that I am up to date with the latest scientific evidence and treatment techniques to give my clients the best possible treatment and advice.
For more information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.