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.
Andy Ireland Bsc Physiotherapy, Msc Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Andy Ireland graduated from Teesside University, completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with distinction in 1993 and is registered with the Health Professions Council.
He worked in the NHS until 2000, developing his skills in orthopaedics and outpatients treating a wide variety of spinal pathologies, sporting injuries and musculoskeletal problems. He went on to complete his Master’s degree in Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at University College London, where he graduated with distinction in 2003. From 2003 he was lead Physiotherapist for the LTA at the UK’s National Tennis Centre where he further developed his skills in injury prevention, biomechanical analysis, and treatment, working for several years as Physiotherapist for the British Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams. He was also British Tennis Physio at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
From 2007 to 2013 he worked and travelled with Andy Murray as his personal Physiotherapist on the ATP World Tour.
Working in private practice, Andy has extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients, from private individuals through to professional athletes. He has an excellent understanding of injuries, biomechanics and rehabilitation, and a caring and professional approach.
Chris Eke BSc (Hons) Ost
Chris Eke graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 and specialises in the biomechanical assessment and treatment of Sports Injuries.
Chris has worked in specialised clinics in France, New Zealand and the USA treating a wide range of age groups and conditions…
…he uses a variety of structural treatment techniques complemented by the use of Acupuncture, Electrotherapy and Orthotics. Chris also lectures in Podiatric Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, Injury Prevention, Osteopathic Technique and Orthotic Prescription.