Richard Turner

Richard Turner
Sports MassageTherapist
  • Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
    • Advanced massage techniques
    • Myofascial ReleaseNeuromuscular Technique (NMT)
    • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
    • Positional Release Technique (PRT)
    • Muscle Energy Technique (MET) - Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR) & Reciprocal Inhibition (RI)
    • Facilitated Stretching and Exercise plans
    • Rehabilitation videos and training plans
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Certified in Kinesio Taping
  • BSc (hons) Sports Science and Leisure Management
  • Postural Assessments
  • Facilitated Stretching and Exercise Plans
  • Rehabilitation videos and training plans

Clinical Biography

Richard grew up in Surrey and, after completing a degree in sport & exercise science with leisure management at the University of Gloucestershire, decided the West Country is where he wanted to settle. He now lives in Bradford on Avon with his wife and two young sons.

Also working in sales management at the Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Richard has gained qualifications in personal training, sports massage and Assessing Vocational Achievement and is a certified instructor of spin and kettlebell classes. Alongside his main role at the University, he also teaches studio classes and leads various well-being initiatives for staff, including postural assessment for desk-based workers and a weight loss club.

Richard has eight years experience in personal training and five years in sports massage. During this time he has worked with a number of sports enthusiasts recovering from injuries which has resulted in an interest in postural analysis and body balance, leading to him devising sessions in assisted stretching and muscle energy techniques. Now a Level 4 sports massage practitioner, he uses his experience to offer a comprehensive treatment plan including postural assessment, massage treatment and exercise plan. Designed not to just treat the symptoms of muscular imbalance but to correct the cause of the problem.

Personal Statement

Sport and fitness is not just a job for me, I love it! Until recently he played football at weekends and during the off season would compete in sprint triathlons, and when I wasn’t doing that I enjoyed trail riding in the Forest of Dean, Wales and the Lake District.  In recent years, whilst pushing myself to higher levels of performance, I have suffered some serious sports injuries which have made me reassess how I train and how I treats clients.  Looking at movement, dealing with restrictions to movement, and helping to create balance is a great way to achieve lasting fitness.

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