Ed Pratt (Owner / Clinical Lead) – I hold a first class honours degree in Sports Therapy and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine. I currently split my time between clinical work, managing the business and lecturing at Leeds Trinity University on the Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation programme.
After a period working for another Sports Therapy company, I started Ed Pratt Sports Therapy in 2010 and have had the pleasure of working with some exceptional people and athletes. I believe in treating everyone as an individual, no two people or injuries are the same and this needs to be reflected in the rehabilitation.
Since I started I have worked with teams as well as the private practice, this has provided a broad spectrum of experience in both acute and chronic injuries. I have extensive knowledge of treating running/multi-sport related injuries as well rugby, gym injuries and back pain.
Amelia Gill (Sports Therapist) – My studying began 11 years ago at The University of Hull where I gained an honours degree in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. After graduating, I joined the British Army and served 6 years until August 2017. During my service, I deployed on an operational tour in Afghanistan and spent 4 years as a Physical Training Instructor. As a PTI, I had the privelege of training recruits using a varied syallabus, which included: cardiovascular, strength and role specific conditioning. It was in this job that I became adept at exercise prescription and my interest in injury rehabilitation really began.
During my last 2 years of service I studied a Sports Therapy Masters degree at Leeds Beckett University and graduated in 2017. I am a member of The Society of Sports Therapists, which is the lead organisation for this profession in the UK. Every patient and their injury is unique and their rehabilitation plan will be tailored to suit their needs.
Tom Howell (Sports Therapist) – In 2017, I graduated from Leeds Beckett University in Sports Therapy and completed my Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine the following year. During my time there, I carried out placement at Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie, amongst other sports clubs.
I am currently working at Northallerton Rugby Club, as well as an injury clinic based in York. I have experience working with clients from both a corporate and sporting background. This has helped broaden my depth of knowledge for different injuries and develop personal rehabilitation programmes, tailored to suit the needs and goals of individuals.
My MSc research project at Leeds Beckett university investigated the effects of barefoot running on muscle performance and risk of running-related injuries in habitually shod runners. The findings of the study have formed the basis for PHD research at the university.