About Active Therapy Clinic
Active Therapy Clinic is a multidisciplinary health clinic located on the outskirts of Cirencester, that has been providing treatment for musculoskeletal injury since it was first established in March 2007. The clinic is now home to a wide collection of therapies including Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Podiatry & Sports Massage, offering our patients an integrated approach to their healthcare.
Our dynamic team caters for the rehabilitation of acute and chronic pain conditions of the whole body. We aim to support patients through all stages of their treatment as well as providing preventative care and advice.
Providing you with specialist, individual care
Osteopath (BSc (Hons) & Clinic Partner
Stephen took over as Clinic Director of Active Therapy Clinic in 2013. He graduated as an Osteopath with a first class honours degree from Oxford Brookes University, having previously worked as a geneticist and a pharmaceutical sales manager. In addition to osteopathic techniques, Stephen incorporates many other techniques he has learnt on his numerous studies, such as Muscle Activation, Primal Reflex Release Technique, Voila, & Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex. Other modalities incorporated with treatments are Shockwave Therapy & Low Level Laser Light Therapy. Stephen also enjoys blogging on Facebook as Osteopath Steve. To contact direct email Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chartered Physiotherapist (MSc BSc (Hons) & Clinic Partner
David Ede is a highly qualified and extremely experienced chartered physiotherapist. He Graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2005, and went on to complete his Masters in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Marys London and Barts University London in 2011. He has published research on tendon injury and has worked with some of the world experts in this area. David has also developed an Injury screening matrix that he offers to individuals and clubs as a preseason assessment tool. He has a wealth of expertise in all types of musculoskeletal problems and is particularly focussed on the care, prevention and rehabilitation of sporting injuries. David Currently oversees the medical department at Fairford football club ensuring all the team are fit and the occasional pitch side cover.
In addition to his specialisation in sporting injuries, David treats all the usual range of general physiotherapy conditions, and specialises in spinal injuries and rehabilitation and believes you are entitled to the same level of expertise and rehabilitation whether you are an elite athlete, weekend warrior or non sporting and offers convenient daytime and evening appointments to suit the patient.
His preferred treatment methods include soft-tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation and manipulation. A strong emphasis is placed on re-education of joint proprioception and stabilising muscles to help prevent reoccurrence of injury.
In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his young family and the dabbles in a variety of sports including running, cross fit, wake boarding and fly fishing.
Olivia has a Masters degree in Osteopathy and has a background in yoga teaching and sports massage, training as a 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher in 2015 and more recent years undertaking an ITEC diploma in sports massage therapy.
Olivia's passion lies with working with individuals, helping to find ways for them to feel healthier and out of pain using a combination of techniques such as soft tissue therapy, articulation and mobilisation to restore joints and muscular imbalances.
Olivia is a keen rock climber/boulderer and has a love the outdoors and cold water swimming.
Chartered Physiotherapist (BSc (Hons)
Natasha graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2013 after which she working in both hospital settings, gaining experience in cardiorespiratory rehab, neurological rehab aswell musculoskeletal rehab. Natasha has particular interest in musculoskeletal conditions both spinal and limb related and has done further studies in sporting related injuries and worked with both children and adults in sporting and non-sporting related musculosketetal complaints. In the UK, Natasha has also had experience working in Occupational Health thus dealing with repetitive strain injuries and other typically work related complaints. Natasha typically uses a holistic approach by alleviating the immediate symptoms, addressing the route causes but also ensuring there is a plan for prevention of future injuries. She has experience using mobilisation techniques, myofascial release, dry needling/medical acupuncture, sports taping and electrotherapy modalities as well exercise prescription.
When Natasha isn't working, she enjoys trail running, rock climbing, yoga and pilates, painting and playing guitar and piano. Since moving to the UK, she has managed to run her first marathon and 100 miler and has plans to continue exploring the beautiful British country side!
Strength & Conditioning Rehabilitation BSc (Hons) and Sports Massage Therapist
Sam Sweet recently graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in Strength and Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage. He brings a variety of skills to the Active Therapy Clinic Team, being able to help people recover from their individual injuries whether that be through sports massage or strength and conditioning work. He is a big sports lover and enjoys playing cricket and golf in his spare time as well as keeping fit in the gym.
Acupuncturist (MBAcC, Lic Ac, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons))
Julia was trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. The college specialises in training acupuncturists in both Traditional Chinese Medicine & Five Element Acupuncture. Julia went on to study basic Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) and patent herbal medicine which she combines with Acupuncture where appropriate.