All the clinicians are all qualified at degree level, regulated by their boards and societies to provide an evidence based, safe and hygenic environment. They are highly specialised in this field of treatment from head to toe, sports exercise science, rehabilitation, refferals for sinister conditions and using a psycho-social model to deliver a complete service.
However, here is some more specific information about the people to help you get to know them more.
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!
Jonny is our Graduate Sports Rehabilitator and a fully insured member of BASRaT. Jonny graduated from the University of Bolton with a first class Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Sport Rehabilitation. Jonny also works with the Clinic's partnership team Wigan Warriors as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator for the Academy and Scholarship team. Jonny has just graduated from his Masters of Science in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at the University of Salford.
The main bulk of Jonny’s sporting experience is in professional Rugby League, working with teams such as; Wigan Warriors, Salford Red Devils and London Broncos. He has recently started work with Wigan Athletic FC academy and worked with Manchester City women. He is linked to our sister clinic Stansfield Sports Injury Clinic and has been doing a great job there since 2015. His favourite areas of treatment are the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint - in how it moves to the problems it can cause, hip - not to far from the lumbar spine and very much related, and the ankle joint - from the achilles to the big toe it has much to do with aches in a morning or a run.
Maria is based at the sister clinic in Bolton. Maria studied at Edge Hill University and gained a Bachelor of Science degree with honours, she then went on to complete her Master of Science degree in Sports Therapy at the University of Central Lancashire.
Maria has a wide array of experience in elite sport includes Wigan Warriors Rugby League First Team, England Rugby League First Team and Knights for several years. Additionally to her experience in Rugby League, Maria has worked with runners, including Olympic and European, from Marathon and Ultra event runners to Triathletes. Maria has also worked with boxers from amateur to professionals, professional cyclists and Manchester City Women’s Football Club.
Maria’s main area of interest is the foot and ankle; conditions including stress fractures, shin conditions, plantar Fasciopathies and tendinopathies. With Maria’s background in Biomechanics and additional training, she is also able to custom make orthotics. Maria also has a wide array of experience in post- surgery conditions and rehabilitation including: ACL reconstruction, Shoulder labral repairs and stabilisations.