Leah Clarke - Equine Sports Massage

MAINTENANCE - PREVENTION - REHABILITATION

MAINTENANCE - PREVEVENTION - REHABILITATION

Leah has been working as a Human Sports Therapist since 1995, specialising in performance optimisation and soft tissue manipulation, working with professional and non-professional sports people in both the clinic and competition settings.

 

Over the years Leah has gained enormous experience through a wide range of situations and sports. Working for many years with national level competitors in both team sports, such as basketball, and on a more focussed, one-to-one basis, with world ranking athletes in sports varying from superbike motorsport to trampolining!

 

To achieve optimum results for the clients in her care, Leah draws on her plethora of skills and qualifications. These range from medical acupuncture, kinesiology taping and various electrotherapy modalities to sports nutrition, exercise prescription and sports massage.

 

Alongside her hands-on work, Leah has previously lectured for many years in sports massage and soft tissue injury treatment and rehabilitation to BTEC ND II standard, as well as guest lecturing at the University of Hertfordshire to postgraduate Healthcare Professionals.

 

After a lifetime’s passion for horses, in 2010 Leah decided to transfer her human skills to equine to work with the ultimate athlete - the horse. Leah trained with the world renowned Chartered Physiotherapist, Mary Bromily to achieve an internationally recognised ITEC qualification in Equine Sports Massage.

 

Leah now mainly works with horses, but has a healthy belief in treating the rider too as she feels they are two parts of the same machine, with the rider and tack being majorly influential over the physical performance of the horse.

As a keen horsewoman herself, Leah is fully aware of the stresses and strains the sport puts on the rider's body, and the importance of building physicality both in and out of the saddle to achieve optimum results.

 

Leah is passionate about continuing her professional development, attending many hours of lectures and courses annually as well as taking time to shadow other professionals within the equine sphere.

You will more often than not find her on a rare evening off with her nose wedged well and truly into the latest research articles of cutting edge reports.