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Sports Therapy and Massage in Swansea
Kellie-Ann Balman
Sports Massage Therapist

Kellie has been a massage therapist since 2004. She studied her Level 3 Sports Massage at Coleg Sir Gar, Llanelli and Level 4 Sports Massage Therapy at Neath Port Talbot College.

Kellie has been involved in rugby since she became qualified. She started at Bynea RFC and spent 12 seasons with them before moving to Burry Port RFC where she provides pitch side first aid each week for the men’s first team and also works with the ladies and youth teams with injures. She also provides clinic for the club once a week.

She’s also treated athletes from various sports, including athletes from her local CrossFit in Llanelli and also the ladies from Gowerton hockey club.
Having had an interest in sports since a young age and competing at high levels herself, she understands the pressures the body undergo to maintain a high standard and having two spinal operation myself from a sports injury gives me the drive and determination to want to help other athletes to prevent injury’s and help with rehabilitation.

Qualifications

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Sports Massage and Taping level 3
  • Body Massage Level 3
  • Anatomy and Physiology Level 3
  • First Aid for Sports and Exercise Level 2
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping Therapy

Availability

Kellie will be available for bookings from the beginning of May on Wednesdays 2-8pm


Book an Injury Prevention (Sports Massage) session with Kellie from £30 by clicking here

Hannah Buddle
Sports Massage Therapist
Hannah is a recently qualified L4 Sports Massage Therapist, fresh out of Gower College. Having already worked as a personal trainer for some time, she loves the extra dimension that her sports massage skills bring to her PT clients and vice versa. She loves the detective work of finding out what a client’s issue is and then using a combination of sports massage and rehabilitative exercise to bring them long-term improvement.
Hannah is a strength-training buff and understands the problems that often arise in the bodies of people who like to lift heavy stuff! She has regular massages as part of her own training and understands the benefits they bring in both injury prevention and treatment. She also embraces the powerfully relaxing effect of massage and the way it calms our nervous system, and seeks to address her client’s issues as holistically as possible, often including Thai massage techniques and assisted stretching.

Qualifications

  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Coming soon (website updates!)

Availability

Hannah will be available for bookings from the beginning of May on Tuesdays 2-8pm


Book an Injury Prevention (Sports Massage) session with Hannah from £30 by clicking here

Talitha Drennan MSc
Sports Therapist

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 has recently graduated from. 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.


Qualifications

  • MSc Sports Therapy
  • BSc Sports Science
  • ISA level 1 Surf Coach
  • SLGB Beach Lifeguard
  • ITEC level 3 Sports Massage

 


Experience

  • Events: Dragon Ride, Swansea Half, Downhill Mountain Biking
  • UoG student clinic
  • GB Ice Hockey Camps
  • Nomme FC Estonia
  • Internship in Roche Injury Clinic Ireland

Book an Injury Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation session with Talitha for £40 by clicking here, 

Richard Morris BSc
Manager & Sports Therapist

Richard has been a Graduate Sports Therapist since 2017 after graduating from the BSc Hons Sports Therapy degree in 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 Under 15’s and more recently Beddau RFC in the WRU National Championship, He is currently working with Brynamman Rfc in Division 1 West Central. During his time in university Richard gained a wide range of experience working with teams such as the Newport Gwent Dragons senior team, Wales Under 20’s world cup squad, Llanelli Scarlets Under 18’s and Trinity Saint David sports teams.


Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Sports Therapy.
  • BND Sport & Exercise Science.
  • Sports Massage (Level 4).
  • Kinesiotaping Qualification (KT3).
  • Gym Instructor Level 2.

 


Experience

  • Sports Therapist at Brynamman Rfc and Swansea School Boys Rugby Under 15’s; formerly with Beddau Rfc, Fall Bay Rfc, Bon-Y-Maen Rfc.
  • BodyWorks Manager since May 2019.
  • Events: Dragon Ride/ Tour, Swansea Half Marathon, Swansea Tri, Google Ride, VALD Hip and Groin Tester for Ireland Rugby Union, IVNCBL.
  • UWTSD Sports Injuries Clinic.
  • Wales Under 20’s World Cup Squad.
  • Llanelli Scarlets Under 18’s Squad.
  • Newport Gwent Dragons Senior Squad.

Book an injury an Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation session with Richard for £35 by clicking here