Hi, my name is Gus and I set up Performa Therapy in 2009. 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. I have experience in treating and managing a range of injuries and sports, such as football, running, ice hockey, rugby league, Golf, 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 therapy and performance training in order to improve the performances of the individual and reduce the risk of injury. This is achieved through Sports Therapy, massage, acupuncture and taping to name a few. For Further Information see the treatment page. I am a proud member of MSK Reform, an organisation aiming to develop the musculoskeletal profession. As such I work closely with other professionals within the multidisciplinary team, including sports therapists, strength and conditioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths, sports medicine practitioners and clinical psychologists. This multidisciplinary model is utilised in many organisations and the aim to bring that to the masses, see the section Injury Mechanics for more information.
For me, Performa Therapy is more than just a clinic in its inception and practice, the 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 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.
- Degree Qualified
- 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
I studied my degree in Sports Therapy and graduated in 2009 from The University of Central Lancashire with a BSc (Hons), being a fully insured under the Society of Sports Therapist and a member of the MSST. I am currently undertaking a Masters of Science in Sports Medicine at the University of Central Lancahire. I founded Performa Therapy in 2009, and have gone on to develop the clinic ever since. I have 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.
I have now teamed up together with experts to form Injury Mechanics, see our page on Injury Mechanics for more information. The idea of Injury Mechanics is to provide exceptional service, continue inter-clinic learning and development of resources. Above is the old logo and clothing, the one to the left if the clean new look with Injury Mechanics on as well!
I am interested in all things musculoskeletal including the fascia - from its anatomy to its function and pain. Back pain, long term/chronic pain are of interest along with the knee and shoulder joints. All can impact greatly on function and performance, with the lower back have many myths around them.
I enjoy 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. As mentioned, 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!