Our Sports Therapists & Instructors

Asheligh Walker - Sports Therapist

Ashleigh has recently completed her BSc in Sport Therapy at Newcastle College, during which she completed her clinic based placement with PPPT leading to her joining our team. She was able to take on a role of shadowing all of Platinum’s programmes, in particular Cardi-Back. It was during this programme that Ashleigh completed her dissertation for a project she was undertaking as part of the final year of her degree. This investigated the effects of the hip flexor muscles in relation to levels of low back pain.

Her current role involves taking the circuit component of some Cardi-Back programmesas well as delivering Swiss Ball Circuit classes within the clinic. Ashleigh is currently in the process of applying for an MSc in Physiotherapy, of which she will have confirmation by the end of summer 2014.

Ashleigh is also involved with Durham City Football club, working with the men’s first team as their Sports Therapist. During her second year of her degree she was also involved with Spennymoor Town FC which provoked a keen interest for her into Northern League football. Ashleigh has been watching games in this league with her Father and Grandfather for as long as she can remember and very much enjoys being a part of a club in the league, with her own responsibilities now. Although it can still be classed as work, Ashleigh states it still counts it as a hobby! 

 

Stephen Davies - Sports Therapist

Stephen – or ‘Ste’ as he known became interested in the fitness through being over weight as a child. He has over 11 years as a fitness instructor, class coach, gym manager, functional training coach and gp referral specialist.

As a keen martial artist he became a black belt in taekwondo before venturing into other martial arts and boxing. Training all over the world including Paris and San Francisco with world class coaches. 

Ste joined PPPT in April 2014 after helping some clients with functional training and postural needs, the type of training worked side by side with the rehab and prehab work that they were doing at PPPT.

He has a keen interest in movies and when he isn't spending his time training, teaching or training others he like to read or go to the movies!

 

Helen Tones - Pilates Instructor

Helen has been teaching Matwork Pilates sessions one to one and in a group for over 10 years (Pilates Institute method level 2 & 3).

Five years ago Helen embarked on the world of Pilates Reformer studying with STOTT Pilates (Merrithew Corporation) at the Aviation studio in Oxford & has been running Reformer sessions ever since.

Throughout all her time teaching, Helen expresses her passion & enthusiasm for Pilates to everyone she meets, echoing the Pilates saying ‘Intelligent fitness with profound results’

Helen understands the importance of the Pilates method and how valuable it is in everyday life as well as in sport & wellbeing.

Helen is a keen (if not slightly mad) triathlete who endeavours to challenge the mind and body through Iron Man distance triathlons. She is  fitness coach in a range of disciplines covering Combat, Fitball, Balance, Spinning, Triathlon (Level 2 coach), adolescent programmes, Cert ED and more.

 

 

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