Ricky graduated with distinction from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth. He now consults for Pure Sports Medicine in London and is clinical director at Summit Wellbeing and Pearson Performance Cycles in Richmond. He is an internationally published author & lectures on manual therapy, medical acupuncture and soft tissue techniques to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors with OMT Training in London. He has worked pitch side at London Scottish RFC offering treatment and trauma management to players of all ages.
Ricky’s main interests lie within sports performance care and functional rehabilitation. He uses myofascial release techniques, manual therapy, medical acupuncture and kinesiology taping. Ricky believes that the right knowledge of movement, nutrition and lifestyle is vital to keeping a healthy, injury free body.
A keen sportsman, Ricky is currently training for sportive rides & ironman triathlons, but also has an extensive record playing high level rugby, basketball and golf, giving him a great insight into the world of sports and sports injuries. He consults for Pure Sports Medicine as a specialist Musculoskeletal Chiropractor & CycleFit bike fitter. He has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics.
Ricky is a certified CycleFit bike fitter and golf fitness instructor for the Titleist performance institute (CGFITPI) allowing him to offer specific functional assessments and treatment to every level of cyclist and golfer who wish to get more enjoyment out of the sports they love. He helps people understand how the body can limit their position on a bike, restrict a golf swing and cause pain, weakness and dysfunction. He understands the importance of achieving optimal performance and loves giving patients that opportunity.
He is a member of the General chiropractic Council, British Chiropractic association, Royal College of Chiropractors and a member of the British Chiropractic Sports Council.
Chris studied at the distinguished British School of Osteopathy in London and received his Masters of Osteopathy in 2012. Since graduating he has worked in clinics across London and the South East finding particular enjoyment in treating sports injuries, postural pain & headaches as well as expecting mothers & babies.
His treatment approach varies depending on each patients’ needs, however he always aims to address problems holistically. Chris not only treats the symptoms but also tries to identify and treat the root cause of any issue to prevent re-injury.
Chris utilises a mixture of safe manipulations, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques and long lever stretches. He likes his patients to understand their bodies and believes the more we know, the better prepared we are to stop any symptoms recurring.
On a personal level Chris is an avid sports fan and prides himself in the ability to hold a conversation about any sport (Tiddlywinks aside). He has also recently returned from his travels through Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, and is passionate about exploring far corners of the world and experiencing new cultures and activities.
He is a member of the General Osteopathic Council and British Osteopathic Association.
Jess qualified as a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist in 2015 after completing a level 5 diploma at the London School of Sports Massage. Since qualifying Jess has pursued several opportunities in the field of sports massage from being a regular at London Belsize Rugby club to many sporting events both in and outside of the UK.
Jess aims to deliver a high quality massage through utilising a variety of techniques in order to target particular problem areas or to maintain your function. She’s passionate about helping others to maintain or go beyond their level of functional performance, whether this is in sport or in everyday life.
Jess personally likes to keep fit and understands the crucial link between the mind and body. She enjoys Yoga and Pilates which she sometimes incorporates into her sessions as an active form of release. She likes to challenge herself, completing the Royal Park Half marathon was a great achievement. Being from Australia she is passionate about Netball. She also likes to chill out with a glass of wine!
Jess is a member of the Sports Massage Association, and is certified in Strapping and Taping.
Hannah’s journey towards becoming a Sports Therapist began at Exeter University, where she graduated with a BSc in Psychology and Sport Sciences. She then went on to do her Level 3 Personal Training qualification before completing her Sports Massage certification with the British School of Osteopathy in London.
Since then, she has worked in one of the top health clubs in the North of England, as well as with Harrogate hockey club members. She has recently come back from a ski season in Zermatt, Switzerland where she helped her clients get back to skiing with a combination sports massage therapy and functional rehabilitation exercises. She likes to make sure her clients understand the need for holistic rehabilitation and uses her knowledge of sports psychology, physical training and massage to get people back on track or performing better than they ever have before.
Hannah is fully qualified to teach all levels of Pilates as well as pre and post natal classes. She likes to incorporate Pilates into her practice to prevent injury as well as for active rehabilitation.
A keen sportswoman, Hannah has completed the Yorkshire Warrior twice. She loves running and skiing. As a youngster, Hannah represented the North of England in her hockey and has continued playing hockey to a high level ever since. Her discovery of Pilates has meant she has prevented her previous hockey-related back injury and she now practices Pilates at least twice a week. This varied insight into the sporting world enables her to understand common sporting injuries.
Her psychology background facilitates her understanding of the behind the scenes frustration and struggle with mental wellbeing that injuries can generate. Pilates is just one of the methods Hannah uses with her clients to help them overcome this barrier to recovery.
Hannah is a member of REPS (the register of exercise professionals) as well as the British Psychological Society.
Sam is an experienced Sports Massage Therapist currently working at Summit and Millwall FC with the 1st team and under 21s. Sam provides soft tissue therapy and injury treatment, such as mobilisations, myofascial release, kinesio taping and Instrumented soft tissue therapy. He works alongside physiotherapists helping with injury rehabilitation during both outdoor and gym based sessions, as well as providing assistance to the sports scientists with the various prehabilitation and strength training sessions provided for the players.
Sam has also gained valuable experience working with Kingstonian FC as the lead Sports Therapist for the first team offering treatment and management of injuries whilst providing a duty of care to all players.
Sam graduated with a BSc in Sports Science and a Masters degree in Sports Therapy from London Metropolitan University. He is a full member of the Society of Sports Therapists.
Sam is a keen cyclist so understands the issues surrounding pain and dysfunction both on and off the bike.
Sam offers a Saturday clinic at Summit in East Sheen.
Andrew is a lifelong sports enthusiast, both throughout his professional career and personal life. He has worked within the sports development field for over 10 years for third sector charitable organisations and governing bodies, in programme design, management and impact assessment. Outside of paid work Andrew has been a qualified endurance athletics coach since 2007, coaching athletes of all ages and abilities. Nutrition, out of all the component parts that combine to determine sporting performance was always one of the most interesting and compelling aspects to Andrew and in 2016 he ‘re-trained’ and was awarded an MSc in Applied Sports Nutrition from St. Mary’s University.
Andrew formed “Fuelling Your Adventures”; a partnership of MSc qualified Sports Nutritionists as a vehicle to provide evidence-based, personalised nutritional support and education to endurance athletes. Fuelling Your Adventures specialises in supporting runners, cyclists, duathletes, triathletes, rowers, adventure racers and explorers of all abilities to PARTICIPATE in events, COMPLETE personal adventures and IMPROVE racing performance.