Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We’re all wrapped up for Christmas now at Ed Pratt Sports Therapy! Ed and Amelia had a great planning session yesterday for some presentations and more videos coming in early 2019 (at least one of got in the Christmas spirit!).

We would just like to say a massive thanks to all the staff at Northallerton and Bedale Leisure and HElen at The Pilates Studio Yarm for all your help and support this year.

Most of all – thank you to all the people who have used Ed Pratt Sports Therapy! Over the last year we have continued to develop our links with local clubs including rugby, hockey, football and running. We have seen and treated people from elite sport, to gym users; rugby players to ballet dancers; acute injuries to long term chronic pain and it has been our pleasure.

Merry Christmas and a happy and active New Year!

Ed & Amelia X

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.

The Yarm Clinic is Open for Business!

We are open for business from next week! As I mentioned in an earlier post, the clinic is located at The Pilates Studio, where there are great Pilates instructors and a lovely refurbished studio. You’ll find the clinic above Cafe Nero, 117 Yarm High Street (just look for the blue door) and parking is free for the first hour so it’s ideal for your appointments.

The Pilates Studio Yarm logo

I will be in Yarm on a Thursday between 15:00 and 21:00 and Josie will be there on a Tuesday from 12:00 until 19:00. If you would like to book an appointment or just have a chat about an injury or training advice feel free to get in touch (our details are below).

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New sports therapy clinic, Yarm.

I popped into the clinic to deliver the couch this morning (even managed not to scuff the paint work!) and it’s looking great, we can’t wait to get started. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the Pilates regulars in between their classes and I hope to meet a few more in the coming weeks.

Remember: You don’t have to be an athlete or injured to come into the clinic, we regularly treat occupational injuries and provide sports massage too. Why not give us a follow on Twitter and like our Facebook Page to keep up to date with what we’re up to?

Contact Details:

Ed – 07837276444, ed@edprattsportstherapy.com

Josie – 07496359697, josie.grieve@outlook.com

5 Quick Thoughts on 5 Quick Years of Ed Pratt Sports Therapy

UK Indoor silver medalist and sponsored athlete Scott Lincoln.

UK Indoor silver medalist and sponsored athlete Scott Lincoln.

Today, 16th February 2015, marks 5 years since I went self employed and into my 8th year since graduating. Below are 5 thoughts on the work I do:

1. The more I learn, the less I realise I know. I try to keep on top of current research as best I can. I focus on areas of interest and new injuries which crop up in the clinic. I use journal articles, podcasts, Twitter, CPD courses and more. All of it brings more questions.

2. Surround yourself with the right people. I just want to be a sports therapist and count myself very fortunate to have had great help in marketing, business planning and design. You know who you are, so thank you. Most of all the support from family and friends cannot be understated. My beautiful wife Gemma who is a voice of reason, reality and organisation!

3. I am learning to question more and reflect on my practice. It is not enough to just take at face value what your told or what you read, we need to question it, reflect on what went well and what didn’t. We all have our own bias and influencers. On Twitter (@EPSportsTherapy) I am influenced by the people I follow and the information they post, but they also help me to critique, discuss and question further (although I should maybe join in the debate a bit more often)!

4. There is no magic bullet! I will work hard to help my patients to get the result they need and if I can’t help them I will try to put them on a path to someone who can. If you are injured and seeking treatment, be wary of the “twice a week for six weeks” or “instantly fix your problems” models. They don’t work. To recover you must also put the hard work in.

5. I love what I do. I realised this within 3 weeks of starting my sports therapy degree and I still do now, over 10 years later.

Finally, thank you to all my patients, past and present, for the support you have given me. I will endeavour to help as many of you as I can with future injuries, although I hope you don’t need my services too soon!

Best wishes,

Ed