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7th season with Oxford Utd’s first team and enjoying every minute!

7th season with Oxford United’s first team and enjoying every minute!

7th season and still going strong!

It has been 7 years since I received a call from Oxford United football club asking me if I could help the medical team provide soft tissue therapy for the first team and it has been a major part of my work ever since!

My work at Oxford Utd fits in very well alongside my private clinic in Headington & my theatre work as I work at least one day a week at the OUFC training ground helping the players recover from their previous game and also to assist with their preparation for the coming fixtures.  I also help the full time medical team to support the injured players recovery which can include soft tissue therapy, scar work, fascial gliding therapy and mobilisation.

I also attend home matches at the Kassam stadium where I work alongside the medical team in preparing the players for their fixture which usually includes a lot of soft tissue work and after a couple of hours my work is done and I get to enjoy the game.

I am very fortunate to work alongside a very professional and efficient full time medical team at Oxford United and being able to be a part of such a great team makes my position very enjoyable and rewarding - especially seeing our hard work rewarded when players return from injury and being able to share in the success of the team which so far includes a promotion and 2 Wembley finals and I'm sure that there's lots more to come!

 

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Back for my 7th season with Oxford United FC!

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Back for my 7th season with Oxford United FC!

It was great to return to Oxford United to work alongside the OUFC medical team after 6 weeks away today.

This time of year the majority of the soft tissue treatment is to help maintain the player's physical condition while they train at an increased level in order to achieve maximum fitness and start the season as strongly as possible.

It is always enjoyable to work alongside the medical team again especially the 'boss' Amy who is the 1st team physio, Spike (who I have had the pleasure of working alongside for the past 7 years) and Nathan the Sports Therapist.

When I return after the pre season break I always find it strange to not see the 1st team players who have left the club but then again it is always nice to greet the new arrivals who will soon become familiar faces and the relationship of athlete/therapist forms where we can both identify what types of treatment they find most beneficial.

My time at Oxford United equates to one full day at the training ground and attending the home matches and is a very rewarding part of my career and it fits in well with my time as a professional Soft Tissue Specialist allowing me time to run my clinic in Headington to treat those who need my help including; professional athletes, semi pro and amateur athletes, recreational sportspeople, office workers for postural pain and absolutely anyone else who would like to benefit from a professional soft tissue treatment/sports massage.

Here's to a successful 2019/2020 season for Oxford United!

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