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Claire Taylor BSc (hons) GSR | Sports Rehabilitator

Claire is a Sports Rehabilitator and a member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT). She graduated from The University of Salford in 2003. Claire has acquired a total of seven years work in professional sport.

After returning to her home town of Exeter in 2003 and took up a post at Exeter City Football Club as First Team Therapist, among the highlights of her three and a half seasons there Claire was involved in the club’s third round FA Cup run, which saw them at Old Trafford playing against Manchester United. In December 2006, Claire transferred to work at championship club Plymouth Argyle, where she headed the academy medical department working with budding young players from under 9 up to under 18. Whilst in this position Claire undertook part one of the FA Fitness Trainers Award, which has enhanced her knowledge in strength, conditioning and fitness. In September 2009, Claire took over as First Team Therapist at Plymouth Argyle Football Club before deciding to branch out in her career to set up a private practice. Claire has broadened her experience by working as a Remedial Instructor at the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre at Lympstone in Devon and at the Fire Fighter Rehabilitation Centre at Harcombe House in Chudleigh, Devon.

Claire has gained additional qualifications over the years to enhance her knowledge and skill base, namely in Manual Therapy techniques of mobilisations and manipulations as well as functional movement pattern assessments.

Claire is keen to use the expertise that she has developed during her career in professional sport to provide the highest quality and level of care for everybody.

 

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Andrew Taylor BSc (hons) | Strength & Conditioning

Andy has achieved a 1st class honours degree in Strength and Conditioning from University of Plymouth St Mark and St John. He has also completed a foundation degree in Sports Performance at University of Bath. Andy is qualified as a British Weightlifting Instructor for Sport, has a KBT Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Certification, and is undergoing his assessment to become an accredited coach through the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association. He has gained skills in Planning and periodization of training programmes, Nutritional advice, and Performance Analysis of Specific Sports. Andy uses these skills in his work at Ivybridge Community College as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Performance Team, where he works with a variety of young elite athletes.

Andy was a professional footballer for nearly 10 years he began his playing career in 1996 at Manchester United Football Club where he gained a professional contract in 2000. This was unfortunately cut short due to a career threatening injury forcing his departure from the club in 2002. After 12 months of intensive rehab Andy progressed in his ability to play full time football again free of injury. This culminated in a move to his hometown club Exeter City in 2003. He had many memorable experiences while at Exeter City playing a pivotal role in the 3rd round FA Cup Games against his former club Manchester United and in their promotion back into the football league.

Through his experiences Andy has developed a thorough understanding of the requirements of being a top athlete. He has also experienced the lows of injuries and therefore can empathize with anyone who suffers one. He feels a great sense of responsibility in the work he does to provide effective Strength and Conditioning which can aid the prevention of injuries and the potential to maximize performance.

With his experiences Andy can offer a unique opportunity available to anyone, from those who wish to improve their general fitness to those who want to enhance elite performance.

 


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