10 Knolles Drive, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8FD - Pain & Injury Clinic
- Back pain - upper and lower
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Hand and wrist
- Elbow and forearm
- Shoulder pain and dysfunction
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sports or work related injuries
- Bad posture and related secondary pain issues
- Relaxing soothing therapeutic massage to unwind
- Pre and post event massage therapy
- Taping and strapping
- Post surgical pain
- Adhesions/scar tissue
- Working from home computer/desk related posture pain
- Return to play/sport
How do i achieve this?
- Sports Therapy - injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
- Bodymaster Method - approaches the body as a complex integrated unit where one dysfunction may require more than one area of expertise. Bodymaster practitioners use a fusion of advanced massage, physiotherapy and osteopathic techniques to balance the body.
- Advanced massage techniques
- METs - muscle energy techniques
- STR - soft tissue release
- DTM - deep tissue massage
- MFR - Myofascial release
- Massage with movement by the patient
- Shockwave therapy
- Myofascial gun
- Myofascial release tools - IASTM - instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation
- Vibrating foam roller
- Kinesiology taping/strapping
- Holistic therapies
- Medical acupuncture as part of advanced sports therapy
Denise mobile: 07710 170838
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£75 1 hour
£100 for 85 minutes
A 2 hour session is advised when there are numerous or complex issues., especially when travelling long distances to see me.
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All testimonials and images are provided by clients who have chosen to share their triumphs either post injury or following a course of clinical sports massage therapy.
Covid compliant studio - therapist wears a face mask and follows strict hygiene protocol.
Please arrive showered and bring two large towels for hygiene, modesty and comfort (beach towels are ideal). I no longer provide towels following a risk assessment.
Denise Thomas and John Gibbons in China, lecturing at The Hong Kong Institute of Sport
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 am currently training in aesthetic m
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, Shockwave, Pathology, Athletic taping, 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 Diploma courses, including spinal manipulation and neurological testing to became a Bodymaster Method® Practitioner in 2014. More recently in 2018, I studied a further 42 modules to be awarded the FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine as CPD.
Having refreshed my knowledge of spinal biomechanics, along with pelvic and sacroiliac dysfunction during the first lockdown, I enrolled on a LIVE 6 day cadaver dissection course and started studying with the National Academy of Sports Medicine to better understand corrective exercise. 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, on-line facial dissections and further reading/self study.
This year i have nearly finished my Level 5 in aesthetic medicine and have so far completed
Level 5 Facial anatomy and physiology
Mesotherapy facial and body injections
Fat loss injections for face and body
Anti wrinkle injections
Needles and Sharps awareness
PPE for Health Care workers
Dermal Lip Fillers - pending
Aesthetics complications - pending
Previous healthcare experience
I have previous nursing agency experience in community, domiciliary, palliative care and residential settings with the elderly and young adults before undergoing further training to support those with learning difficulties, epilepsy, and paraplegia as a Senior Support Worker at HFT, Milton. I was also part of a therapy care team in F1 on an ad-hoc basis for four years.
Previous clinical practice
I worked in the 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+ University Sports Clubs/Teams that have access to the clinic along with a diverse cross section of the general public , being fine tuned by The Bodymaster and eventually becoming his senior therapist in The Bodymaster Clinic.
My duties included running a drop-in injury assessment clinic, which acted as a triage for self help, pain management, taping, ultrasound or referral. I now continue my work extensively in private practice in Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire.
Denise has worked with client's competing successfully in various sporting disciplines, many internationally, GB athletes and Olympians. She has been written about in a therapy context in national papers, magazines and been interviewed on live radio about Reflexology.
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 medical 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.