63 Nursery End, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8PH - Osteopathic Clinic
10 Knolles Drive, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8FD - Pain & Injury Clinic
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Denise Thomas and John Gibbons in China, lecturing at The Hong Kong Institute of Sport
I am currently registered and insured to practice as a Bodymaster Practitioner, Sports Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Holistic Therapist, Massage Therapist and Reflexologist.
I am listed and insured as a Fellow in all areas of expertise with the Federation of Holistic Therapists, belonging to various health care councils under the professional umbrella of FHT.
I studied as a Nutritional Advisor alongside Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage and enjoyed it so much that i went back full-time to study the old Holistic Therapies Diploma (Advanced Massage, Body Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Counselling, and Business studies) before gaining further qualifications in Sports Massage Therapy, Advanced Sports Therapy, Functional Rehabilitation, Care of Medicines, Ultrasound, Pathology, Equine Taping and Acupuncture Techniques for Sports Therapists (this list is by no means exhaustive).
In 2004, i started training in advanced therapy techniques to improve my knowledge and clinical practice in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation in a sports medicine setting encompassing soft tissue techniques commonly used in Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Sports Medicine. After a further 10 advanced courses, including spinal manipulation and neurological testing i became a Bodymaster Method® Practitioner in 2014. More recently in 2018, I studied a further 42 modules (all must be passed at 100%) to be awarded the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine.
Having refreshed my knowledge of spinal anatomy biomechanics, along with pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction during the first lockdown, I am now currently enrolled on a LIVE 6 day dissection course and studying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to be a Corrective Exercise Specialist (2020).
Methods and ideas change and must constantly be updated so i undertake regular CPD with leading surgeons, Drs, sports medicine lecturers and healthcare professionals, accredited on-line courses and further reading/self study.
Previous healthcare experience
I have previous nursing agency experience having worked in community, domiciliary and residential care settings with the elderly, adults and children before undergoing further training to support those with learning difficulties, epilepsy, and paraplegia as a Senior Support Worker for HFT. I was also part of a therapy care team in F1 (albeit part-time) for four years.
Previous clinical practice
Peak Sporting Performance Clinic at Oxford University Sports Ground from 2008, where i remained for many years gaining valuable clinical experience assessing, treating and rehabilitating many variants of athletic injuries from the 80+ Sports Clubs and Teams that have access to the clinic along with a diverse cross section of the general public becoming a senior therapist in The Bodymaster Clinic. I now continue my work extensively in private practice in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire, and remain up to date with annual CPD courses.
Denise has worked with client's competing successfully in various sporting disciplines, many internationally, GB squad and Olympians. She has been written about in a therapy context in National papers, magazines and been interviewed on live radio and televison.
Denise continues to support the Bodymaster - John Gibbons, in his quest to make learning a difficult subject a little easier to understand for therapists from various backgrounds around the World. She appears in numerous training videos on YouTube and 7 therapy books to date demonstrating dysfunction and corrective exercise.
Right photo: Denise with the Oxford Blues in the changing room before the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race. They Won!
Denise with the Oxford Blues at Putney, prior to The Boat Race.
NOTE: I treat a wide cross section of the general public encompassing all ages Therefore, you don't have to be a sporty individual to see me because the mechanism of pain and injury is the same for us all. Indeed the non sporty low activity individual may need more help and take far longer to repair and rehab.