Paul wilson – Sports Massage Therapist

PaulWMy career started out in the Army in the parachute regiment. At the age of 18 I trained in a NATO residential institute where the training was based around recreation and exercise. At the age of 20 I was qualified as a PTI. Four years later I was responsible for the fitness of 450 men and women in my regiment.

When I left the Army I furthered my career by studying in Manchester under the LCSP (London and counties sports physiologists) where I developed my knowledge base of sports massage and sports therapy. In addition to this I also trained as a spinal rehabilitation therapist.

I joined the team at the Sheffield Chiropractic Clinic in 2003 on a part time basis but in 2004 I was soon working full time. During my time at the clinic I have attended numerous courses including Ultrasound application, Gait analysis, Dry Needle Therapy, FAKTR PM and instrument assisted massage.

I enjoy a number of aspect of the job especially the injury rehabilitation aspect and the challenging nature of balancing return to activity and optimising injury recovery. I have worked with a variety of athletes including, footballers, golfers, climbers and even WWF wrestlers.

The clinic is very much a team effort with cross referrals being a part of the way we work ensuring the patient gets the best treatment.

Sports massage is deep tissue massage aimed at helping people recover from sporting activity and enhance performance.

Sports massage is not only limited to people who do sport but is good for anybody looking for a soft tissue massage to reduce muscles pain and tightness.

Sports massage Therapy (SMT) consists of specific components designed to reduce injuries, alleviate inflammation, etc. for amateur and professional athletes before, during, after, and within their training programmes to prepare the athlete for peak performance.

Paul treats a range of athletes including, climbers, runners, cyclists, football and rugby players etc.  We also treat people who spend prolonged hours working on computers, at a desk & driving, due to the muscular tension, pain and tightness, that they experience.  Occupations that involve repetitive activities & manual work can also benefit from sports massage treatment.
In addition we treat many individuals who are pre or post operative, and can design a personal rehabilitation program, to help you obtain a full recovery.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience and is highly recommended in the Sheffield area. He utilises a large range of soft tissue techniques to tailor-make the best solution to each patient, such as:

  • Deep Friction Massage
  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Positional Release
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Myo-fascial Release
  • Dry needling
  • Muscle Energy Technique (MET)
  • Factor PM (functional and kinetic with provocation and motion)
  • Ultra sound
  • Rehabilitation programmes