Like the majority of us, my sport and hobby does not pay the bills, and during the daytime I’m a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist, with my clinic, SB Health, working from home, and with National 1 rugby team, the Henley Hawks at Dry Lees, Henley. Please take a look around the SB Health website to find out more.
The irony is that I spend a lot of my time helping others to either overcome their injuries, or prevent them, whilst I myself overlook my own, ever-expanding list of ailments. I’ve said it before, and I will continue to say it, the hardest part about Ironman, or other triathlon, or whatever sport or past time you are involved in, is getting to the start line. Get to the start line in good shape, and chances are you’ll get to the finish. I have a few friends who seem to beast themselves day in day out, all the time, and never get injured. Lucky sods. I cannot add myself to that list. Back surgery, calf strains, Achilles tendonitis, hamstring issues, knee problems, rib damage, all entries on my exciting smorgasbord of physical set backs. Having someone that you can trust, and you know will look after you, is essential for getting to the start line. My best advice is to get your GP on board. If you take an interest in your own health and wellbeing, and you work hard to stay fit, there is a good chance that your doctor will happily invest time and resources to help you. Even with a good doctor on your side, sometimes it is easier and quicker to go directly to the specialist, and this is where I come in. So whether you need a soft tissue expert, a physiotherapist, osteopath, acupuncturist, witch doctor, or whatever, find someone that has your best interests at heart and will keep you on the road to that start line.