Welcome to our New Graduate Sports Therapist Tom Howell!

Tom Howell, Graduate Sports Therapist (MSST)

Really pleased to announce that Tom will be joining the Ed Pratt Sports Therapy team. He will be working on Saturday mornings at the Northallerton Clinic. Tom has been working in another clinic in York and was invaluable last year at Northallerton Rugby Club, covering our home games, which has given him an invaluable experience in a wide variety of both acute and more chronic injuries.

After initially graduating from the Sport & Exercise Therapy in 2017, Tom went on to complete a masters degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine, graduating in 2018. For his MSc research project at Leeds Beckett University, Tom 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.

Tom will be available for bookings from Saturday 7th September between 08:00-13:00. So whether its for a pre-match massage, taping session, an injury assessment or preventative exercise programme, get booked in with Tom as soon as possible!

Sports Therapist Required!

Job Vacancy: Graduate Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist

Organisation: Ed Pratt Sports Therapy

Salary: To be negotiated.

Location: Northallerton, Bedale, Yarm areas.

Position: Part-time, associate Sports Therapist

Closing Date: Friday 13 October 2017

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate Sports Therapist / Physiotherapist, working alongside an experienced sports therapist in both the clinical and pitch side environment. The therapist will be required to help in the development of three busy clinics and therefore must be flexible and available for evening and weekend work. The successful candidate will also be required to provide match day cover for a local rugby team and as such, a pitch side first aid qualification is essential and a sports trauma qualification desirable.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, patient communication, moving & handling skills, strong exercise prescription and manual therapy skills and a patient centred approach to rehabilitation.

Ed Pratt Sports Therapy is a well established sports therapy business in the local area with an excellent reputation. The successful candidate will initially be working part-time, but opportunities are a available for further hours based on performance and feedback. In-house CPD takes place on a regular basis.

How to apply: email CV & cover letter (demonstrating why you are suitable for the post) to ed@edprattsportstherapy.com.

Dreams Can Come True!

Excuse the cheesy lyric title of this post, but those who know and have been in clinic the last couple of weeks will know that I’m a very excited boy! On Sunday 3rd May at 11:00, Northallerton RUFC are going playing in the National Junior Vase Final at Twickenham against Battersea Ironsides.

The club has asked me to go as part of the squad and help their regular therapist Debs Morgan. This is an absolute dream for me, as a rugby player and sports therapist, to be able to walk out the tunnel of the most famous rugby stadium in the world! I would like to thank the club and Debs for allowing me this opportunity.

The support the club has received from local businesses and the people of Northallerton and the surrounding area has been fantastic. If you would like to keep up to date with the scores throughout the game you can follow the Rugby club on Twitter @northrugby or via their open Facebook page here

So to get you in the mood here is Northallerton Coach Alec Porter discussing the final on BBC’s Look North:

Alec’s Interview08:58

Northallerton have had a fantastic cup run this year and on the 9th May will be playing in the final of the Yorkshire Trophy against Wetherby. I wish them all the best for both finals and can’t wait for what promises to be a fantastic weekend of rugby.