Sports Injury Clinic
Crawley, West Sussex
We have a wealth of experience and talent with our Osteopathy and Sports Therapy team. Marion Wilmot is a registered Osteopath with the GOSC, Graham Lines is a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapists, Liz Tubb Deep Tissue Massage Therapist and Sports Therapist Nick Buckfield three time Commonwealth Game, three time European Championships and five time World Championship. We can offer some of the best therapists in Mid Sussex.
Sports Therapy is concerned with injury prevention, injury assessment and the rehabilitation of patients back to full functional fitness in a safe, effective and efficient manner. When treating injuries, the main focus is to get them back to normal function, in as little time as possible. The main stages of approach include a detailed history of your injury and the effects it is having on your daily life. This will be followed by appropriate orthopaedic and neurological testing. Following a diagnosis being formed and discussed with you, a treatment and rehabilitation plan will be made for you. The injury will be re-assessed at every appointment to ensure your recovery is progressing optimally with the correct suited treatment.
Sports therapy is a combination of deep and soft tissue massage, stretching, mobilisation and electrotherapy, to improve the range of joint movement and general joint function. The session will also include home advice including stretches and exercises, and advice on methods of pain relief, as well as taking steps within the stages of rehabilitation, to regain full function.
We use the Kinesio Taping® technique together with Kinesio Tex tape (this was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase in Japan more than 25 yrs ago) and have completed the KT1 and KT2 training courses. Sports taping can be used to provide muscle and joint support whilst helping injured tissue to heal. It can help with the reduction of inflammation, help reduce muscle fatigue by relaxing overused muscles or facilitating underused muscles. The tape used is latex free, allows the skin to breathe, allows range of motion and can be worn for several days.
What are the benefits?
- Compression for acute injury management
- Stability and support on all major joints during injury rehabilitation phase
- Confidence when returning to exercise
- Sensory prompt preventing injury recurrence
- Management of specific chronic problems such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints and patellofemoral pain
If appropriate, taping and strapping may be utilised as part of the treatment process combined with rehabilitation advice on a range of exercises including stretching and/or strengthening, lifestyle factors and self treatment (such as massage, rest, ice or heat.)
MEET YOUR THERAPIST
MARION WILLMOTM.Ost Registered Osteopath
Marion qualified from the LSO (London School of Osteopathy) with a Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost). As well as being an excellent structural osteopath, Marion has an interest in Cranial and Functional Osteopathy, she is also qualified in Dry Needling techniques (also commonly called Western Acupuncture). She treats patients of all ages from babies, children, adults and the elderly and is passionate about helping patients get better as quickly as possible so they can continue to enjoy quality of life.
Marion also enjoys working with athletes at all levels to help them recover from sports injuries and get them back to full fitness so they can continue to train. Marion is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, registration number 9289.
NICK BUCKFIELDMFHT, VTCT
Strength and Conditioning Coach; Sports Massage Therapist.
Nick has been a full-time professional athlete for over 15 years and loved sport even before that. As a boy he played for Crystal Palace schoolboys and was a county judo player. He took up the pole vault at the age of 15 and by 22 he had broken the 14-year British pole vault record.
The following year Nick broke the indoor pole vault record that had stood for 17 years. Nick held 14-year records for both indoor and outdoor records at 5.81 metres He was the first British vaulter to jump over 19ft (5.80m) and holds the record for the best British performance at a World Championship (5th place at Athens in 1997).
Nick’s career has also taken him to three Commonwealth Games, where he achieved 4th place in both 2002 and 2006; three European Championships and five World Championships. Plus, he has been a double Olympian in 1996 and 2004 After fracturing his pelvis in the 1998 European Championships, Nick was impelled to take up sports massage Therapy and is now a qualified sports massage therapist.
He is also a Level 3 athletics coach, and a multi-skills and athletic coach for primary schools. He ‘relaxes’ by reading. materials on improving knowledge, fishing and just messing around with his children.
He Took triathlon up 3 years ago for fun and decided this year to train for an IRONMAN!!!
GRAHAM LINESBTEC Level 5 (Dip) MISRM, RFHP
Sports & Remedial Massage
My name is Graham Lines and I am a qualified soft tissue and foot health care therapist. I completed my practitioner’s diploma at the London College of Massage and am a full member of the Federation Of Holistic Therapists. I’ve also completed a BTEC Level 5 Clinical Sports & Remedial diploma at The School Of Natural Therapies and am a full member of The Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage. Since qualifying, I have included the option of taping and strapping plus the use of ultrasound to my therapies and in addition to seeing my individual clients.I’ve completed a First Aid course and in addition to my diplomas, furthered my development by qualifying as a Foot Health Care therapist and am a member of the Register Of Foot Care Practitioners.
I live in West Hoathly with my partner, Liz. We are both animal lovers and especially like the company of dogs walking the beautiful local countryside. I also enjoy playing tennis and the piano whenever possible.
LIZ TUBBITEC Dip, MFHT
Deep Tissue Massage
My name is Liz Tubb and I am a Complimentary Therapist with ITEC diplomas in Holistic Massage, Indian Head Therapy and Anatomy & Physiology. I am also a Reiki Master and an Angelic Reiki practitioner.
I continue to update my skills in Continuous Professional Development (CPD’s) and also offer Hot Stone therapy, Deep tissue massage, Pregnancy massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Indian Head Massage, Thai foot massage, Accusound and Crystal Therapies.
I have been a therapist since 2006 and volunteered at St Catherine’s Day Hospice in Crawley providing Reiki for cancer patients as well as Reiki and massage for their carers.
I tailor treatments to meet individual needs and may use one or more therapies to achieve this at no extra charge. I am passionate about my job and aim to do my very best so that you leave feeling calm, relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated/uplifted.
I am a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists