Talitha completed her Bsc in Sports Science in 2014, however she was still curious about the other facets of sport which led her to complete a sports massage qualification in early 2016 which sparked her interest in therapy. After this she applied to do a MSc in Sports Therapy in University of Gloucestershire, which she is due to complete imminently. During her time in University, Talitha experienced working with GB ice hockey camps helping carry out fitness testing and assisting rink side. Talitha also experienced private clinics in Ireland and Estonia as part of her clinical training, where she helped assess, treat and rehab injuries from carpenters to sports people to office workers.
Talitha was always involved in multiple sports from a young age and grew fond of football, representing her county and region from a young age where a severe back injury stopped her in her tracks. She didn’t get effective injury management which is where Talitha’s desire to become an effective therapist comes from as she never want’s anyone to experience what she did. Talitha went on to play in the Welsh premiership after working with some excellent therapists and her main passion now is surfing, gymnastics strength training and movement.
Rhiann has been a massage therapist since 2015. She began her studies with Level 3 Swedish Massage then followed by Level 4 Sports Massage at Gower College.
Tom is an osteopathic student from Swansea University entering his fourth year, qualifying in July 2019. He has gained experience treating patients in the university clinic, for the past two years, and continues to build on this on a weekly basis.
During his on-going clinical experience, Tom is treating patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal dysfunctions using a variety of Osteopathic techniques, attending weekly lectures to apply new knowledge in clinic. Patients can often present with medical conditions to keep in mind, influencing treatment techniques that can be used and aftercare such as exercise prescription.
Ria is has a plenitude of experience and knowledge behind her and has been a sports massage therapist since 2009.
She has treated a variety of individuals ranging from international weightlifters, international hockey players, professional wakeboarders and rugby players to football and rugby referees and individuals suffering from work based injuries, headaches and back pain.
Ria has worked as a self employed sports massage therapist at Banstead Sports Centre, Surrey and Gower College Sports Centre, Swansea. She currently works with Reebok Velocity Crossfit treating members and competitors.
Richard has been a Graduate Sports Therapist since 2017 after graduating from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen. Since then he has been applying his skills in a sporting environment working alongside Bon-Y-Maen RFC, Swansea School Boys Under15s Rugby and more recently Fall Bay RFC. During his time in university Richard gained experience working with teams such as the Newport Dragons senior team, Wales Under20s world cup squad, Llanelli Scarlets Under18s and Trinity Saint David sports teams.
Mika has been a qualified Sports Massage Therapist since 2015 after studying Level 3 Swedish Body Massage and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy at Gower College Swansea. During her studies, Mika worked with individuals and athletes alike, working especially with her own team Swansea City Roller Derby.
During her time with Swansea City Roller Derby, Mika developed an understanding of the pressures placed on the body through training and ways to prevent strains and support recovery from injury.
Mika also has personal experience of some gymnastics/calisthenics training, running and weight training and has an interest in how the different ways we use our body impact our muscles.
Mika has been self employed since completing her Swedish massage qualification in 2014. In this time she has worked with individuals, martial artists, yogis, runners, weight lifters, skaters, gymnasts and more. She has worked at the Wiggle Dragon Ride for Bodyworks before joining the team in Walter Road.