Performa Therapy Sports Injury Clinic was set up in 2009 By Gus Muncaster. The aim was to develop an individualised and in depth clinic for people to have access to. Focusing on the physiological and psychological needs of the person, whatever their goal is.
We have experience in treating and managing a range of injuries and sports, such as football, running, ice hockey, rugby league, body building and general gym work. This experience has led to an understanding the different needs that are placed on the body and the functionality that is required in order to regain normal movement patterns from weakness or pain.
The Clinic, based in Leyland near Preston, also focuses on maintenance through Sports Massage and Performance training in order to improve the performances of the individual and reduce the risk of injury. This is achieved through Physio and Sports Therapy, massage, acupuncture and taping to name a few. For Further Information see our Services page. All these skills have been developed through working closely with Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Sports Medicine Doctors and Psychology experts.
Performa Therapy is more than just a clinic in its inception and practice for Gus, its primary goal has always been to support, inform and develop both the people it treats and the links it has with clubs and societies. This has been through principles of trust, honesty, flexibility, endeavor, fairness, knowledge and encouragement. These are not just buzz words but a way to demonstrate the service will be the same whether it is keeping tight muscles away during a long season or recovering from a traumatic injury or wanting to improve a personal performance. The most important people to us are you, because it is valued that you trust us to be honest and fair in sessions, being flexible to use the service, endeavor to use the knowledge given by the clinic and encourage progression.
- We are a group of people with qualifications including MSc, BSc, MSST, BASRaT.
- Qualified in treating muscle, joint and nerve conditions.
- Specialists in Sports Injury and Musckuloskeletal conditions.
- Fully insured and regualated.
- Have Links to specialist consultants and Other Medical Specialists
Gus studied his degree in Sports Therapy and graduated from The University of Central Lancashire with a BSc (Hons), he is fully insured under the Society of Sports Therapist and a member of the MSST. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine at the University of Central Lancahire.He founded Performa Therapy in 2009, and has gone on to develop the clinic ever since. Gus worked as Head Therapist at Bamber Bridge Football Club for over 6 years, Blackburn Hawks Ice Hockey Team, Preston North End academy, Manchester City women, England Rugby League, Wigan Warriors and the Sydney Roosters RFL team whilst they were in the UK for the World Club Challenge. He also works as a consultant to our sister clinic in Bolton, Stansfield Sports Injury Clinic (SSIC), which Maria is the Clinical Lead there. Maria and Gus combined the SSIC and Performa Therapy Clinics in 2015 to allow our Clients to experience the exceptional service that they deserve, provide inter-clinic learning and development of resources.
Gus is very interested in all things musculoskeletal including the fascia - from its anatomy to its function and pain. He has interest in the knee and shoulder joints, both of which can impact greatly on function and performance, and along with the lower back have many myths around them.
Other topics of interest Gus has is in helping people with performance, since starting the clinic he has closely worked with runners so has undergone many session and research in this area to help people from injury to performance training. Pain is a big topic for Gus, from understanding it to helping people improve their understanding and their tolerance to it through education and exercise i.e. movement!
We have now teamed up together with experts to form Injury Mechanics, see our page on Injury Mechanics for more information