Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist
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Soft Tissue and Remedial Sports Massage Therapist
Pam qualified from the london school of sports massage in 2017 with a BTEC level 5 qualification in soft tissue therapy. This encompasses all aspects of clinical and sports massage techniques, therapeutic stretching and muscle energy techniques.
Since qualifying, Pam has continued learning and studying all aspects of massage therapy.
She enjoys treating a wide range of sporting and occupational injuries as well as maintenance sessions for long term issues arising from occupation or postural issues.
Pam is also a qualified Sharon wheelers ScarWork therapist. This is a new and specially developed form of scar therapy. ScarWork helps reconnect and promote healing on the scar surface and reduce adhesions in the underlying tissues. ScarWork can help normalise sensitivity and increase pliability, function and appearance. Treatment is given without oils or creams, to help post operative, injury or burn scars
When not working, Pam can often be spotted out running with her dog.
Sam Chapple graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy from Oxford Brookes University in 2015.
He developed a keen interest in Osteopathy at an early age following exposure whilst playing Football for most of his teenage years. This influenced his decision to step away and pursue a career as an Osteopath.
Since graduating, Sam has continued his development as an Osteopath by completing qualifications in Sports Massage Therapy and Medical Acupuncture. He has developed a keen interest in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries, whilst also continuing to successfully treat a wide range of ages and conditions with his holistic and structural approach.
Sam Jenkins Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Graduated in 2016 from Oxford Brookes University. Currently working in an NHS practice as well as HPO, treating a variety of Musculoskeletal conditions. Has a particular interest in sporting injuries, injury reduction and rehabilitation through exercise therapy.
Previously worked at Spire Bushey Hospital treating predominantly pre and post surgery patients.
Chenine Bruley BSc(Hons) MOst
Chenine graduated from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters of Osteopathy. Chenine’s first degree was an honours degree in Human Biology at King’s College London where her interest in anatomy and physiology and the way the body works and functions grew.
As well as working structurally, Chenine treats using cranial osteopathic techniques, which are particularly effective on children and in the treatment of headaches.
In her spare time Chenine enjoys swimming, cycling, pilates and is a keen dancer, participating in modern jive dancing in London and Hertfordshire.
Running Coach, Gait Analysis and Sports Massage Therapist.
Colin has been offering Sports Massage VTCT, Personal Training CYQ, Running Coaching EA, Gait Analysis and Custom Sidas Orthotics for 7 years in Harpenden and throughout Hertfordshire.
Colin is very passionate about the services that he offers to clients and not only wants to help them work through their injury or pain but also help with their general health and wellbeing. Following on from this Colin is keen to help with setting and developing plans to help clients reach their individual fitness goals.
Colin also is cofounder and President of ‘Harpenden Arrows’ Running Club with whom he continues to run with, in the last 12 years he has have completed numerous races including endurance events, half marathons and 6 marathons.
Pilates and Yoga
Certified Master Pilates Teacher with the Body Control Pilates™ Association, Europe’s leading professional body for teachers and REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor – Lower Back Pain and a Back Care Professional.
She has over 20 years teaching experience in both Mat and Machine Pilates.
Amanda is also a RYS 200 hour Yoga Teacher, teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
Amanda Pountney is the director and owner of 8 Pilates and a highly qualified Pilates instructor with over 20 years of experience.
She trained and qualified with Body Control Pilates in 2003 and then went on to further develop her knowledge with Pilates equipment and opened her first studio in Harpenden in 2010 teaching both Mat work and private sessions.
Amanda is a certified Master Teacher with the Body Control Pilates™ Association, Europe’s leading professional body for teachers and REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor – Lower Back Pain and a Back Care Professional.
She is also a RYS 200 hour Yoga Teacher, teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga and is a supervising teacher for Body Control and helps to mentor and train student teachers.
Amanda helps clients increase their mobility, strengthen their bodies as well as addressing joint and back issues. She believes that to have a perfectly functioning body that all joints need to move through their full available range and she will work with clients to achieve this. She is known for her attention to detail, offering each client a high level of individual focus to ensure goals are achieved. Her classes are renowned for their inclusivity, warmth and relaxed atmosphere.
Alison graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2002 and specialises in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
Extensive work in the NHS, as well as in the private sector has enabled her to gain expertise in treating a broad spectrum of clients. Her special interests in shoulder conditions and spinal rehabilitation stems from working alongside Orthopaedic Specialists at Imperial College NHS Trust, one of London’s top teaching hospitals. Alison uses a combination of manual ‘hands on’ therapy, acupuncture and specific exercise therapy to fine tune muscle function.