Laurence Russell – Sports Therapist

Laurence is a qualified sports therapist having graduated with honours from the University of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth. In addition to extensive experience in the university sports injury clinic he has undertaken a number of other roles, working as head therapist for the university sports teams. Additionally, he was one of four therapists selected to carry out a six month placement with Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s first team, shadowing experienced head physiotherapist Paul Atkinson. These roles comprised a great deal of work and required organisation and demonstrated his work ethic and dedication. His dissertation was undertaken on LBP muscle activation, an area of study in which he retains keen interest. He has completed courses on kinesiology power taping and mobilisations and manipulations to name but two. As Laurence holds a keen interest in rehabilitation, he also decided to expand his knowledge by undertaking a REPS personal training qualification during the final year of his degree.

Laurence is a keen sportsman himself, playing football and tennis in addition to regularly attending the gym. Football being his passion, he is hoping to start professional coaching courses in the near future. He very much believes that sport and fitness is life enhancing, and works tirelessly to ensure that his clients are beneficiaries of his knowledge and enthusiasm. Hard working, conscientious and motivated, Laurence strives to maintain the highest professional standards. In particular he is keen to bring a holistic approach to his treatments, working with the individual to achieve the best possible outcome in all areas of fitness and health.