Samantha’s career in Soft tissue Therapy originally began as a interest in Holistic and Alternative therapy’s in 1998 where she studied Reflexology and Aromatherapy at the school of holistic therapies in Stafford. This then led onto attaining a qualification In advanced sports massage and in 2003 then completed the Football Association ‘Treatment and Management of Injuries Diploma ‘at the Sport England centre at Lilleshall.
Since then a diverse career pathway has seen her work for West Bromich Albion Football club, the Women’s England football team, opening a private clinic in Spain and returning to England in 2003 to work at the English Institute of Sport which involved working with various teams of elite sport and Staff including Track and Field, Multi sport Great Britain squads within Hockey, badminton, archery and equestrian, both with able bodied and disabled athletes.
She has travelled extensively with the British Paralympic Association, supporting the GB Boccia squad at various National and International events and competitions, including the Paralympic games in Beijing and London 2012, where she also looked after the New Zealand Sailing team on location in Weymouth for the 2012 Olympic games.
Samantha runs Ocean Therapy around the commitments of her children, family, and pets and as a keen sportswomen regularly practises keeping fit by running, enjoying participating in races particularly long distance off road races. She also enjoys Mountain biking, Swimming ,gardening and Yoga.
Samantha and Boris recently completed a 'Bodymaster diploma' at the prestigious school based in Oxford, founded by well known Osteopath, author and lecturer'John Gibbons'.
The success of the Bodymaster method is that it doesn’t rely on a single therapeutic practice. Your body is complex and the nature of your injury may need several complimentary treatment methods.
The result is that you get the best therapy for your individual needs, drastically reducing the likelihood of invasive surgery.
Your Bodymaster Therapist
As a fully qualified Bodymaster practitioner, your therapist will have trained under the expert guidance of John Gibbons himself, as well as an additional 3-5 years worth of training. The training is thorough and extensive – John’s students need to pass a total of ten separate therapy training courses before qualifying.
Boris began boxing at the age of ten and joined the army hen he was 18. He continued boxing and was able to compete for his regiment. His main role in the Army was as a physical training instructor.
After 13 years in the infantry, Boris was forced to leave due to a serious injury sustained during Army service. He then decided to become a sports therapist and trained with Premier , which led him to work with Olympic, Paralympic athletes, military personnel, adults with learning difficulties and many more.
As a personal trainer (and as a result of his own injuries), Boris has great knowledge of rehabilitation exercise and corrective training to help prevent and treat a wide range of injuries.
Having left boxing behind, Boris has a new found passion in Triathlons and last year completed his first ironman distance triathlon and this year will be repeating the experience.
Boris is very passionate and enthusiastic about his skills and the treatments that he can offer. He specialises in corrective exercises. This skill enables Boris to identify posture and movement dysfunction and any joint restrictions which may be inhibiting a normal range of movement. During a postural assessment Boris can identify muscle imbalances which may include over active and underactive muscle groups that can pre dispose you to injury. After a clinical assessment Boris will plan you a treatment plan to help prevent further injury helping you to sustain an active and pain free lifestyle.
Clare Yeoman: Nutrition Coach
BSc (Hons) Applied Human Nutrition
My love of food, science and sport goes hand-in-hand and I am passionate about enabling people to live a healthy and fulfilling life. I love encouraging people to eat and enjoy wholesome, real food – after all ‘you really are what you eat’. It is my belief that many of today’s common ailments such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol (to name just a few) can be treated and maintained by eating real and un-processed food and importantly in an enjoyable way. I love to help people reconnect and develop a healthy relationship with their food. Helping people rediscover how delicious food can be is important to me and I love to see an improvement in people’s physical, emotional and mental health.
I offer a friendly, common sense and realistic approach to healthy eating. I take into account individuals current needs including their family and other social factors. I will calculate your macro and micro-nutrient needs and assess your body composition. I will then devise an individually tailored eating plan based on your circumstances, personal health goals, likes and dislikes. I am sympathetic but pragmatic and am dedicated to helping you achieve your goals which will make a real difference to your long term health and vitality. I aim to help de-mystify the often confusing world of nutrition and enable people to enjoy their food while sustaining the healthy body and sporting achievements they desire.
As part of my degree I gained clinical experience and worked closely with a team of NHS dietitians. I delivered seminars to recently diagnosed diabetics, and worked on the wards covering a huge range of nutritional conditions from acid reflux to calculating the nutritional needs of someone needing to be fed through a tube as a result of a stroke or other trauma.
Since graduating from the University of Wales, Institute in Cardiff I have worked as a nutritionist for Dorset County Council. This included working on many projects throughout Dorset within schools and the wider community. Part of my role was to encourage people to re-connect with real food by growing it, cooking and eating it. I also gave seminars to teachers and parents about healthy eating for themselves and their children, including a water in schools project where I ran a campaign to allow children to be able to drink water throughout their school day. I now teach Food and Nutrition to Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 students part time in a local secondary school.