News | Meet Tom
I am excited to now be working a regular clinic from Macclesfield Performance on Gunco Lane.
I’m a Sports Rehabilitation specialist, I graduated in 2016 with a First-Class degree and since that have worked in a variety of settings. I started off after my degree working at Glamorgan Cricket working alongside the physiotherapists and doctors, treating, rehabilitating and running conditioning for the First team cricketers. This environment was great for developing my rehab skills by working alongside (constantly injured) world class cricketers, physios and strength and conditioning coaches.
After moving back up north I decided to set out on my own providing a mobile service around the east Cheshire area, whilst also working at Harris & Ross Physiotherapy in Wilmslow and Norris Health in Congleton. At Harris & Ross I had the pleasure of working with Red Bull in the Harris & Ross ‘High Performance playground’ where injured red bull sponsored athletes would come from around the world to be patched back up. This was a very enjoyable part of my career where I got to help rehabilitate some very complex injuries, using some high-tech techniques!
Alongside my extremely varied career so far, I also juggle my career in rehab with being a semi-professional rugby player for Macclesfield RUFC, and International Rugby for the massive rugby nation of Israel.
Playing at quite a high level with rugby also gives me a great insight to high level sport and the conditioning required to compete at that level. Additionally, with my fair share of injuries, it means I have to practice what I preach!
You might be thinking, why would I need sports rehabilitation? Sports Rehab differs to both physiotherapy and strength and conditioning, however there is a lot of crossover. Physiotherapy is designed to rehabilitate an injury to allow someone to return to work and function, and strength and conditioning is designed to condition healthy individuals to allow them to perform a certain task/sport. Sports Rehab differs in the fact that we can treat from the moment of injury, and rehabilitate an injury all the way back to the ‘return to sport’ phase. Eventually allowing you to perform optimally.
Many people benefit from sports rehabilitation and you might too, without realising it. Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or a weekend warrior, sports rehabilitation can help a range of populations. Rehabilitation can be tailored to different sports, and to different levels. You also don’t have to be injured to benefit from it!
If you are training or competing regularly, and you are struggling with things like form, technique, stability, strength for example, then going through an assessment and screening process can potentially help you achieve YOUR specific goals, such as knocking a minute off that run time, pushing that extra 20kg or just improving your mobility and flexibility.
If you are keen to improve your performance and would like some more information, then why not join me on one of my free 20 minute taster sessions over the next 3 weeks at Macclesfield Performance. To book check out our booking page I look forward to meeting you.