63 Nursery End, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8PH
10 Knolles Drive, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8FD
Denise Thomas and John Gibbons in China, lecturing at The Hong Kong Institute of Sport
"I am currently registered as both a Sports Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist with The Society of Sports Therapists and The Society of Health, Fitness and Sports Therapists. Having qualified as both a Holistic Therapies & Massage Therapy many years previously, I am now recognised and insured at Fellow Level 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, Sports Therapy, Pathology and Acupuncture Techniques for Sports Therapists.
In 2004, i started training in advanced therapy techniques to improve my knowledge and clinical practice in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation, 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.
Methods and ideas change and must constantly be updated so i undertake regular CPD with leading surgeons, Drs and healthcare professionals, on-line courses and further reading.
I am currently refreshing spinal anatomy and biomechanics, pelvis and SIJ dysfunction and Pelvic health in pregnancy and postpartum.
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 in 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. 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 and/or GB squad. She has been written about in a therapy context (reflexology) in National papers and magazines, TV, and been interviewed on live radio.
Denise continues to support the Bodymaster - John Gibbons, in his quest to make learning a difficult subject a little easier to understand for therapists around the World. She appears in numerous training videos and therapy books.
Right photo: Denise with the Oxford Blues 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.