Adam Gaunt - Sports Therapist

Adam Gaunt

Adam has recently completed his BSc Sports Therapy degree from the University of Gloucestershire with first class honours. He has gained a mass of experience within the universities own injury clinic providing injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation as well as becoming the Sports Therapist for Cirencester RFC. His experience doesn't solely lie within rugby, conducting screening and prehabilitation to junior England Ice Hockey players and providing sports massage for Bristol Rugby, triathletes, and marathon runners.

Adam is a keen footballer, playing regionally, nationally and achieving a Boys Clubs of Wales cap at junior level. His football experience expands into the smaller sided format, including futsal. Adam's football passion led to dissertation research into knee ligament injuries in female footballers. He enjoys playing squash, cricket and rugby whilst also attending fitness classes.

Adam has a pro-active approach to treatment, coupling new and renowned manual concepts whilst encouraging movement and exercise to get the most out of your bespoke rehabilitation plan. He is certified in Kinesiotaping and a UKAD anti- doping advisor.

Treatments include:

Acute injury management
Soft tissue mobilisations
Peripheral and vertebral mobilisations
Therapeutic ultrasound and electrotherapy
Neural mobilisations
Exercise prescription
Sports massage

Michele Cole - Foot Health Practitioner

Michele Cole

Michele qualified as a Foot Health Practitioner in 2012 and established Minchinhampton Foot Clinic later that same year.

She is a registered member of both the Open College of Foot Health Professionals (MCFHP) and the British Association of Foot Health Professionals (MAFHP). Foot Health covers a broad range of treatments from routine foot care involving correct nail trimming and debridement of hard skin, the removal of corns and verrucae, reduction of thickened nails, treatment of skin and nail infections through to the correction of any imbalance in the foot through use of padding, insoles and orthotics.

Foot Health should be of importance to us all, as our feet enable us to be mobile and enjoy a quality of life. It is especially crucial for those suffering with conditions that affect their feet, or impair their ability to maintain them, like Diabetes, Arthritis or Parkinson’s.

Minchinhampton Foot Clinic is modern, fully insured and furnished with the latest equipment, enabling Michele to provide a highly professional service where comfort, safety, hygiene and confidentiality are paramount.

Open daily between 8am – 6pm on an appointment only basis, evening and weekend sessions are also possible.

Contact Michele direct for an appointment.
Telephone: 07715 627611 Or 01453 887001

Luke Croughton - Sports Massage

Luke Croughton

I have been qualified in sports massage for a number of years, and have applied my knowledge and skills in multiple sporting environments such as rugby, football and CrossFit.

My experiences have led me to work with amateur, elite professional athletes and everything in between. Examples of these include working with an Aviva Premiership rugby team throughout the competitive season and also with a national team during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The knowledge, skills and experiences I have, can all be adapted in order to specifically suit your needs and achieve what you want out of each session. All of this will be done to gain the best outcome possible for yourself and ultimately improve your performance and well-being.

Sports massage has a multitude of benefits including both helping athletes recover from performance or help prepare them for their forth coming event. I am passionate about helping people reach their full potential what ever their goal…

Currently I am finishing my Sports Therapy degree and look forward to enhancing my career with specific post graduate courses. Whilst at University, I have enjoyed my work placement with Brimscombe/Thrupp FC under the guidance of the clinical team at Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd. Having spent a whole season with the club, I have gained real time pitch side and clinical treatment /rehab and look forward to continuing this role in the future.

Emma Dicker - Holistic Therapist

Emma Dicker

I am an ITEC qualified holistic massage therapist specialising in Swedish, Deep tissue, Hot Stone, Facials and Indian Head Massage. Complimentary therapies are great for relaxation, muscle tension and taking time to rejuvenate, but also have many other great benefits for the body. If you are suffering from headaches, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, high blood pressure these therapies can help as they work with all the systems of the body to gain over all wellbeing.

Jack Loveday - Podiatrist

Jack Loveday

Jack qualified as a Podiatrist from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter. A keen sportsman himself, having represented GB in triathlon and duathlon, Jack is passionate about biomechanics.

Jack lives in Bristol where he has built a solid reputation working with the top sports clubs and athletes in the area.

Jack also has a special interest in Medical Acupuncture and it's use in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions. As well as treating for specific need, Jack writes for various professional journals regarding the latest evidence in his profession.

Jack is a affiliated member of Stroud Sports Clinic and works from our 5th Dimension venue on a pre booked basis.

To book Jack, please email direct

Lisa Freeman - Practice Manager

Lisa Freeman

Having spent significant years working in the Customer Services industry, Lisa will be managing all business related to Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd. Lisa will be providing her Practice Management role from the 5th Dimension venue where she can liaise with the company directors and practitioners as well as helping all new and existing patients with their enquiries.

To contact Lisa, please email; or call 01453 762369.

Fliss Doyle - Sports Therapist


Bsc Hons in Sports Therapy
MMST- Member of the Society of Sports Therapists Acupuncture for Sports Injuries
Advanced Kinesiotaping


Sports Therapy
Sports Massage
Acupuncture for sports injuries Exercise prescription
Spinal Mobilisations-
Peripheral Mobilizations
Specific Sox Tissue Mobilisations

Fliss Doyle

As a graduate from the University of Gloucestershire, I have gained a wealth of experience working in the University's own Sports Therapy Clinic as well as working with various sports teams including Old Bristolians Rugby Club where we secured promotion and with Bristol Rugby Club during the 2011/2012 season where I provided sports massage and recovery sessions for the first team. I have recently been providing relief cover for Bristol Rovers FC academy teams as well as local sports teams around the Bristol area.

I am proud that I was part of the medical team who secured promotion for my current club, Keynsham Town Ladies FC, into a nationwide division last season. Here I work with a wide range of ages, nationalities and abilities from weekend footballers to international players.

Jason Ford - Management Team

Jason Ford

Jason has been working as a Musculoskeletal Specialist in the local region for the past twenty years providing professional treatment and management of injury to Olympic, World and National Competitor.

Jason has built up an impressive reputation amongst the local population providing not only treatment for the elite but evidenced based treatment/prescription for the individual presenting with all manners of complaint.

When not treating within his busy practice, Jason works as the Clinical Manager for the local professional football club where he provides specialist Sports Medicine to the clubs players.

Jason will be part of the management team at Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd and looks forward to supporting the multi disciplinary team of professionals at the exciting new clinic in his home town of Stroud.

Adrian Lyster

Adrian Lyster

Adrian Lyster MA MBAcC was the Acupuncture Pain Specialist at the Pain Clinic Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust from 1986 - 2011. He specialises in Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture, which is an applied form of traditional acupuncture using medical examinations and diagnoses. Treatment usually requires very few inserted needles and may also include some gentle mobil isation or stretching of the joints and limbs. Results are usually apparent within 4 sessions. Adrian specialises in chronic musculoskeletal pain with a special interest in headaches and migraine

Adrian has lectured to medical groups throughout the UK; Primary Care Rheumatology Society, Arthritis Care, Arthritis Research Council, British Medical Acupuncture Society and British Acupuncture Council, Research Council for Complementary Medicine . He has been a visiting lecturer at Bristol Medical School both for under graduates and post graduates and has lectured to many local GP groups.

Fiona Greaves - Physiotherapist


Fiona Greaves

Fiona Greaves qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1997 from Glasgow Caledonian University. She spent five years working at various sites in Scotland gaining invaluable experience within the NHS. During this time, Fiona also worked with Scotland’s Junior Women Basketball Team and a dynamic private practice in Edinburgh.

In 2002, Fiona passed an accredited course of Masters level study and gained entrance to the Muskuloskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP). Since then she has worked for the NHS and in private practice in England and Wales and also has seven years’ experience working as a Specialist MOD Physiotherapist, providing assessment and treatment for the Armed Forces. This work has involved caring for Infantry Recruits, Special Forces, RAF Trainees and NATO Personnel with a diverse range of problems from sports and training niggles to disabling injuries sustained on Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Fiona has a special interest in conditions involving back, neck and pelvic pain, trapped nerves, sports injuries and pregnancy related issues. Her Ministry of Defence experience has given her invaluable Occupational Health skills and she is a qualified FitBack and Bumps Instructor, delivering Ante and Post Natal exercise programmes in a fun and relaxed environment.

As an experienced horse rider with in-depth knowledge of Core Stability, Fiona can undertake muscular and postural assessment and tailor a specific Core programme to help you excel at your chosen equine discipline or just ensure you are a balanced and pleasant load for your horse! A keen runner, Fiona recently completed the Virgin London Marathon for the second time and is thus very familiar with the highs and lows of training, injuries, motivation and the benefit of having a knowledgeable and objective person to dish out treatment, advice and empathy!

Ryan Meredith - Sports Therapist

Ryan Meredith

Ryan has recently graduated with a first class honours degree in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage from Cardiff Met University. Further to this, he was also awarded the highest academic performance on his course and completed a Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage. During his time at Cardiff Met, he was able to gain practical experience whilst on placement with Cardiff Met RFC and from within the Universities massage clinic. Ryan is able to draw on his knowledge of sporting injuries and rehabilitation to provide therapeutic sports massage to aid recovery.

Ryan plays for Shortwood FC and has always been interested in sport. This led to him conducting his research project into whether playing surfaces affect range of motion at the ankle joint and whether these changes can predict injury. Ryan also enjoys running and cycling when not playing football.

Ryan is continuing his studies, and is currently completing a Physiotherapy degree at the University of Birmingham. He wishes to expand his knowledge whilst providing the best possible treatment to our local community from within the Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd.

Ryan will be available for weekend bookings from both our Stratford Park and 5th Dimension venues from next week. To pre book an appointment with Ryan, please call our reception 01453 762369 or book online…

Nadia Tramontin - Sports Therapist

Nadia Tramontin

I am a Sports Massage Therapist who qualified at the University of Gloucestershire, I have gained excellent experience working within the University’s own massage clinic delivering post and pre event therapy and currently helps with sports massage at Forest Green Rovers Football club.

I have many professional years as a fully qualified Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor. Currently I deliver classes such as Metabolic Effect, Bootcamps, Circuits etc.

At the moment studying a Bsc. Honours degree in Sports Therapy at University of Gloucestershire and continues improving her musculoskeletal knowledge within acute and chronic injuries and rehabilitation.

I am passionate about general fitness, wellbeing, nutrition and sport such as triathlons and obstacle races and always likes to take up a new challenge.

Jilly Newham - Systematic Kinesiology

Jilly Newham

Jilly has trained at The Academy of Systematic Kinesiology which first pioneered Kinesiology in Britain and Europe in 1976. She works from The Stroud Sports Clinic as a Systematic Kinesiology Practitioner as well as running her own local, home-based clinic.

Jilly uses Systematic Kinesiology, which is the only clinically reproducible form of kinesiology, to identify imbalances within the body. It is a non-invasive and sound methodology using muscle testing.

Muscle testing can access information from the body’s meridians and bio-energy system. It is also used to find out the priority area of the energy system to be helped and to evaluate the energy changes brought about by a variety of corrections.

During an appointment, testing is carried out by assessing a number of muscles' ability to hold against light pressure. Corrections are then made as required using bio-individual nutrition, firm reflex massage and energy techniques.

Systematic Kinesiology is best known for identifying food and environmental sensitivities/allergies: it will also benefit digestive problems, emotional issues, the nervous system, sleep problems, the endocrine system, pain, structural issues, nutritional imbalances, weight management, and much more.

Jilly’s aim is not just prevention of illness, but optimum health and wellbeing.

For more information contact Jilly Newham, Cert ASK - Tel: 07745 128331

Jenny McLaughlin - Physiotherapist


Grad Dip Physiotherapy 1986 West Middlesex University Hospital London

1 Year on MSC Health Science course at St Georges Medical School London

Olympic Sports Medicine Course Canberra

Member of Acupuncture Association of Physiotherapists

Licensed Western Medicine Acupuncturist

Jenny McLaughlin

Jenny is an HPC registered physiotherapist with twenty years of varied clinical practice and diagnostic expertise behind her. As well as being able to assess and treat injuries she is an aquatic therapist and paediatric specialist. Jenny is also a western medical acupuncturist with a deep interest in reducing pain and improving function. She draws on work in the NHS and Harley Street as well as in Australia, New Zealand and, with the United Nations, in Tonga and Papua New Guinea. Through this she has developed a unique set of skills over a wide range of conditions. This set of physiotherapy skills means she can work effectively with all ages and all levels on the movement ability spectrum. She can work with both elite athletes, rugby players and dancers, as well as with people facing complex movement challenges. For example, motor coordination deficit disorder (dyspraxia) and cerebral palsy as well as many neurological, developmental and orthopaedic conditions.

Diane Pratt - Personal Trainer specializing in rider performance


BSC (hons) Human & Equine Sports Science

REPS Level 3

Equi Pilates (On going)

Di Pratt

Diane has a BSc (Hons) in Equine Sports Science from UWE Hartpury, specializing in Human Sports Science, Physiology and Strength and Conditioning. In addition, she has assisted at British Modern Pentathlon talent ID camps and British Equestrian Federation Sports Science Support Days.

Diane does not treat horses but works on rider performance. Her role has two main objectives: firstly the prevention, treatment and management of injuries and secondly to enhance rider performance and technical ability on a horse by addressing specific weaknesses and rider imbalances.

Most of the work is clinic-based with the use of Swiss balls, a wooden horse, floor mats and weights.

In her spare time Diane is a keen athlete, having competed in triathlons and ultra-marathons. She also enjoys riding her Irish hunter Dougal, and is an avid team chaser and huntswoman. She is currently trying very hard to convince him that dressage and show jumping are fun.

Tim Grigg - Sports Therapist

Tim Grigg

Tim has 10 years experience in sports therapy and has been working in professional football for the previous 5 years and has also gained experience in many other activities including cycling, mixed martial arts, rock climbing and rugby to name a few in both amateur and professional capacities.

Tim has a broad treatment process looking at all the contributing factors to injury or dysfunction whilst treating the main area of concern. His main aims are to optimise performance, resolve pain and prevent further / reoccurrence of injury.

With a wide professional network of orthopaedic colleagues and other specialist consultants Tim can deliver further treatment in a wide range of scenarios to help compliment any additional treatment which may be required.

Treatments include: Sports Therapy, Acupuncture, Kinesiology Taping, Functional Taping, Sports and Remedial Massage, Injury Rehabilitation, Acute Injury Management, Joint Mobilisation, Electrotherapy, Advanced Therapy and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue massage).

Dave Conlon - Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning


Advanced Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer reps level 3

UKSCA Weight Lifting for Sports level 2

United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association - Foundation Level 1

Jordan Olympic Weight Lifting Instruction

UK Athletics Level 1 Coaching

RFU Level 1 Rugby Coaching

First Aid at Work

Dave Conlon

David has been working at the Fifth Dimension Health Club for over 2 years, gaining and utilising valuable new information and experience along the way.

Currently working towards becoming a fully accredited UKSCA strength and conditioning coach, David is highly motivated in designing and producing sessions for specific needs. E.g. Speed and agility for rugby players, increased cardiovascular capacity for a boxer, or to enhance leg power output, core strength and stability for cycling.

A most recent case study is with local athlete James Brown, who achieved a bronze medal in the London Paralympics.

Working with people on an individual basis and as a keen sportsman himself, David fully respects the importance of realising goals and optimal performance.

David believes that anyone can benefit from his principles of training at all levels and abilities. But you don't have to participate in a sport or event to excel in various health and fitness attributes gained via these methods.

Andy Cole - Corrective Exercise Specialist


Level 4 Management of Lower Back Pain

GP and exercise referral

NASM OPT Personal Trainer

Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer

OTAGO Falls Prevention

Andy Cole

Andy has been involved in the fitness industry since 2005. He currently works out of Stroud Sports Clinic as a clinical exercise specialist and personal trainer.

He has also setup and is currently running a successful GP referral scheme under the Stroud District Council 'Healthy Lifestyles' programme.

A keen martial artist, Andy trains in traditional Chinese and Mixed Martial Arts. He has been fortunate to fight at national level in San Shou and semi professional MMA as well as competing in China for traditional Kung Fu.

Andy has spent the last few years developing a corrective exercise and biomechanical screening protocol for all patient referrals to aid in rehab and injury prevention. Using this model along with the NASM OPT personal training qualification, Andy has been able to create a simple and effective approach to achieving patient and client goals.

Stephen Ryder - Physiotherapist

Stephen Ryder

Ever since I was a young lad, I had been fascinated with how the body works and anatomy. 6 years ago I decided that physiotherapy was what I wanted to do. I set out to get myself a degree and qualified at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2013. Having covered all aspects of physiotherapy I decided that helping people through sport and day to day related injuries was for me. I love all aspects of Musculoskeletal work and take great pride in seeing people return to their full potential.

I am very fortunate to have been a part of a medical team for the last Football World Cup, working along side some of the very best in Sports Medicine…

I have recently moved back to The Gloucestershire area and am keen to use my experience to help the local community and continue to learn and develop as a physiotherapist. I have completed training in management of pain with acupuncture and am keen to complete the orthopaedic medicine course.

I am a keen golfer and footballer and eager to get involved with local sports teams and individuals to manage any sport related injuries so as not to disrupt their love for sport.

I look forward to meeting the people of Stroud and gaining their trust and confidence in my specific treatment and management should they become injured.

James Stevenson BSc MSST - Sports Therapist


BSc Sports and Physical Education (UWIC0)

ASET Advanced Diploma Sports Thrapy

ASET Level 5 Sports Therapy

ASET Level 4sports and Remedial Massage

James Stevenson

James has worked in professional sport as a Sports Therapist for the past four years, His experience lies within Sports injuries and he specialise in soft tissue and rehabilitation.

His treatments are aimed to speed up recovery, restore function and help you return to your normal daily activities at work, leisure or sport. So whether you are an athlete, labourer, office worker or an active senior, you will get a suitable tailored treatment.

Treatments include Sports Therapy, Acute Injury Management, Sports Massage, Acupuncture, K-Tape, Exercise Prescription, Rehabilitation, Spinal Manipulations, Kinnective Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM).

Sherrie Raines - GP Referral

Sherrie Rains

Sherrie has been involved in the fitness industry since 2000. She has worked as part of a multi-disciplinary rehab team at Stroud General Hospital for 11 years and has been involved in Falls Prevention Schemes across the county.

Sherrie is currently the Exercise Referral Consultant at Everyone Active Stratford Park Leisure Centre, working in partnership with Stroud District Council to deliver the Healthy Lifestyles Scheme.

Andy Cole - GP Referral

Sherrie Rains

Andy has delivered exercise referral as part of Stroud District Council's 'Healthy Lifestyles' scheme at The Fifth Dimension since 2011. He has specialist qualifications in lower back pain management and falls prevention as well as delivering weight management courses in the local area.

Since creating the scheme at The Fifth Dimension, Andy has seen hundreds of patients with a variety of physical and emotional problems. Andy will soon be finishing his MSc in Sports Injury Rehabilitation to further his skills set and improve the services he can offer.

Matt Durber - Strength and Conditioning Coach


BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science

Level 3 Personal Training

Level 2 Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport

Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym)

Self Myofascial Release (Foam roller flexibility)

Matt Durber

Matt is a Sports and Exercise Science graduate of the University of Bath and is passionate about all aspects of sport and fitness. Having competed in Rugby at County level and previously representing Gloucester in the Premier ‘A’ League. He is currently training in Athletics.

Before beginning a career in Strength and Conditioning, Matt worked as a Performance Analyst with the England Rugby Squad. Working in this elite environment has given him an insight as to what it takes to achieve the highest level of fitness.

Since 2011, he has been a Strength and Conditioning Coach with Sports Performance company Excelsior. As well as delivering training groups in Gloucester and Cheltenham for promising young athletes, Matt runs workshops to introduce sports coaches to conditioning and assists with coaching of elite athletes throughout the south west.

Edward O'Loughlin - Strength and Conditioning Coach


MSc Strength & Conditioning (complete in 2014)

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

Strength and Conditioning for Sport

Wright Foundation GP Referral Instructor

Dynamic Movement Screening Instructor

SAQ Trainer

Bodyweight Suspension Training Instructor

Ed O'Loughlin

After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Sport & Exercise in 2008, Ed has been continuously developing his knowledge and experience in Strength & Conditioning and as a GP Referral Consultant. He has provided programmes and sessions for teams and individuals in various sports that include netball, archery, triathlons and rugby.

A keen sportsman in his youth, Ed has experiences of training for and playing in various sports. Starting off as a rugby player for school and county, Ed turned his attention to triathlons, golf and adventure races. Furthermore through his studies, Ed has developed a passion for Olympic Lifting.

Ed currently works at Stratford Park as the sole GP Referral Consultant, providing exercise prescription for various clinical conditions. In addition to this, Ed is presently studying for a Masters degree in Strength & Conditioning at SMUC.

Jennifer Morris - Associate Nutritionist


BSc Human Nutrition (2013)

Jennifer Morris

Currently studying Human Nutrition BSc at Bath Spa University with an initial focus on sports nutrition. Since beginning her studies, Jen realised how important basic nutrition knowledge is across the population.

Each individual has different nutritional needs and a tailored diet plan can help the body achieve a variety of goals. These can be general goals such as weight loss to weight gain; or more specific eg. sports performance or 'making weight' as an athlete; for sleeping problems; digestive disorders; low energy; stress and more - anyone and everyone can benefit.

Jen works on a one-to-one basis to develop manageable changes which are easily maintained. Taking into account nutritional habits, lifestyle and activity levels and drawing on her current knowledge and passion for nutrition Jen hopes to inspire healthier living and achievable goals for all.

Jen's aspirations are to progress her knowledge by enrolling on an MSc in exercise and public health nutrition upon graduation.

Madeleine Lowson - Sports Therapist

Madeleine Lowson

I am currently studying an MSc in Sports Therapy at the University of Gloucestershire and in June 2013, I graduated from a BSc degree in Exercise Science (Health and Rehabilitation). Since studying my MSc, I have become qualified in sports massage and have gained a significant amount of experience within this field of expertise. For example, I have worked with a number of local club level rugby teams, supplying sports massage to assist in restoring their normal functional requirements and reducing any aches and pains in fatigued muscles. I have also had the opportunity of working alongside the soft tissue specialist at Gloucester Rugby Club, providing weekly sports massages to the players in preparation for their next game. Furthermore, I have been fortunate enough to have the experience of working with the Tongan International rugby team whilst they were over here in September 2014, providing sports massages in the week leading up to their game against USA and have been asked to help their team out during the World Cup in September 2015.

I thoroughly enjoy sports and learning about different sports, and previously represented Stroud Swimming Club and my University in a variety of sports competitions. I enjoy keeping fit and healthy and passing on any advice to individuals that I feel will benefit them for the better. As a team player myself, I understand the importance of reducing the risk of injury with sports massage and I take great pride in my work and professionalism and feel motivated towards delivering enthusiastic service and interaction where the patients’ needs are a priority and their health and well-being is of paramount importance.

Melanie Drackett - Womens Health Practitioner


Personal Trainer & Advanced Instructor Level 3

Weight & Lifestyle Management Level 3

Leadership & Management in Leisure Level 3

Gym Instructor Level 2

Exercise to Music Level 2

Indoor Studio Cycling Level 2

Circuit Training Level 2

Boxercise Level 2

Zumba Instructor

Women's Health (ProFemme) Practitioner (in-training)

Melanie Drackett

Melanie has been working in the fitness industry since 2007. She works out of The Stroud Sports clinic as a Women's Health Practitioner and Personal Trainer. Melanie specialises in the complexities of the female body and offers solutions to reduce a vast range of women's health issues ranging from the reduction or elimination of PMS symptoms to the management of menopausal conditions. Melanie's objective is to achieve optimum health and well being for all females.

Melanie also runs her successful personal training business out of the Fifth Dimension Health Club, where she delivers effective exercise programmes to enable her clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

Melanie is continuing to expand her knowledge through ongoing research and analysis of women's health issues and she is also furthering her studies by embarking upon a degree in Psychology.

Emma Martin - Sports Massage Practitioner | Fitness Instructor

Emma Martin

As a professional fitness instructor, Emma enjoys adapting exercise prescription to gain the very best in results for her clients. Furthering to her knowledge, Emma has qualifications in Sports Massage and can provide manual therapy to the patient who requires a helping hand for tired muscles, help promote healing for minor aches and pains, and restore normal function As a team player herself, Emma understands the importance of prehab treatment to help reduce injury.for your activity.

Emma brings her enthusiasm and passion for sports massage into the Stroud Sports Clinic and is looking forward to working alongside the team.

To book an appointment with Emma, please call our reception on 01453 762369 or book online.

Ray Fielding - Physiotherapist


Bsc Physiotherapy
APPI Pilates Instructor MW1, 2 and 3
Bsc Software Development
HND Computing

Ray Fielding

I always wanted to be a physiotherapist. It took me a few years and a round-about route to become one but I really do think it is a wonderful job. Being able to help people diagnose and treat their conditions is a true privilege.

Since childhood I have been fascinated by how things work and how they can be “fixed”. My first career in Software Development allowed me to develop my problem solving skills and I enjoyed the challenges the field brought, however I never shook the desire to work with people. I knew it was time to retrain after my own personal experience of being a physiotherapy patient. I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament whilst playing football and the physiotherapy team that helped me rehabilitate showed such support, passion and insight that they picked me up from a personal low point and returned me to a higher playing standard than I have ever achieved previously. I wanted to be able to provide that to others.

Having a background in IT I have always loved the very latest technology and the constant evolution and search for improvement is an aspect of physiotherapy that very much appeals. Research and literature is continually being produced helping us understand and better treat all musculoskeletal conditions. Keeping up to date with the latest evidence and treatment methods is something that I feel quite passionate about. It is something that is fundamental and all modern clinicians should be proactive in. Never before have we understood more about the human body and it’s workings but there is still so very much more to learn. Being inquisitive and always seeking better ways to do things are traits I try to promote and working for Stroud Sports Clinic Ltd provides the perfect environment. The team strive to provide the very best possible service to our clients and are always open to new treatment methods and therapeutic modalities. Personally I enjoy being able to utilise the very latest evidence and I am always searching for ways to improve my practice.

I trained as a physiotherapist at Kings College London and have practiced both within the NHS and the private sector specialising in musculoskeletal conditions. Through my training and clinical experience I have developed a strong belief that an individual’s quality of life is intrinsically linked to physical and mental activity. For treatment to be its most effective there must be a relationship of trust and understanding. I try to ensure that my practice is as informative and fun as I can make it. Explaining what has happened and why the treatment methods we are using will work are key elements in the rehabilitation process. Coupling understanding with creative, fun and most of all effective treatment is my primary focus. Using a variety of modalities including Pilates, sports specific exercise and manual techniques enables us to keep treatment sessions varied and challenging to help achieve our goals.

Dave Marsh - Sports Massage

Dave Marsh

Having gained significant experience working as a professional Personal Trainer, delivering exercise prescription, group activity including circuits and HITT, coupled with nutritional planning, I have enjoyed much success helping a wide variety of the local population with their individual requirements.

With a background in sporting competition, playing rugby has been a passion and having represented Gloucestershire and being involved in Gloucester rugby academy I’ve always had a focused approach to performance and health. Over the past years, I have worked closely with the highly skilled team at the Stroud Sports Clinic where I gained an interest in the application of specific manual therapy to assist the individual back to function or to enhance their capability with their sporting needs.

Having graduated as a Sports Massage/Therapist, I can deliver a complete package of care ranging from the maintenance of soft tissues to the restoration of injury whilst prescribing tailored exercise for a client focused, package of care.

Jackie McCormick - Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist

Jackie McCormick

tel 07768156225

Meet the Team

Here at Stroud Sports Clinic, we have a team of highly qualified professionals to cater for every need. Please click on links below to view the team member profile.

Clinical Director

Clinical Exercise Director

Jason Ford
Jason Ford
Andy Cole
Andy Cole

Practice Manager

Lisa Freeman
Lisa Freeman

Musculoskeletal Sports Therapy

James Stevenson
James Stevenson
Luke Croughton
Luke Croughton


Ray Fielding
Ray Fielding
Stephen Ryder
Stephen Ryder

Sports Massage

Emma Martin
Emma Martin

Corrective Exercise prescription/Personal Training

Andy Cole
Andy Cole
Melanie Drackett
Melanie Drackett

GP Referral Specialist

Andy Cole
Andy Cole
Sherrie Raines
Sherrie Raines


Jenny McLaughlin
Jenny McLaughlin

Our Nutrition Team

Jennifer Morris
Jennifer Morris

Womens Health Practitioner

Melanie Drackett
Melanie Drackett


Jack Loveday
Jack Loveday

Holistic Therapy

Emma Dicker
Emma Dicker

Affiliated specialist Practitioners

Jenny McLaughlin
Jenny McLaughlin
Jackie McCormick
Jackie McCormick
Michele Cole
Michele Cole
Dave Marsh
Dave Marsh


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