Laura graduated from the University of Bedfordshire in 2009 on completion of her 3 year undergraduate degree. Since then Laura has gained valuable experience working in the NHS, private practice and pitch side settings treating a variety of muscular conditions.
In 2013 she completed further study, her Sports Therapy Masters, allowing her to include further techniques such as mobilisations of the limbs and spine to complement her existing skills.
Laura specialises in treating both chronic and acute muscular injuries, from various muscle sprains and tendon strains to chronic back pain, sciatica and repetitive stress injuries, which can be caused through our daily activities and work as well as our exercise and sport.
Sports therapy treatment includes the use of deep tissue massage, soft tissue manipulation, electrotherapy (such as therapeutic ultrasound and T.E.N.S machines) and stretching techniques.
Sports massage is an essential for us all to help keep our muscles in working order, helping to relieve various aches and pains and help de-stress our bodies.
Laura is a member of The Sports Massage Association, The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers and The Society of Sports Therapists.
We asked Laura:
What do you love about your job?
I love being able to help my patients recover from injuries, returning them to their everyday activities.
What is your best piece of lifestyle advice?
Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. Balance is the key in everything you do.
Our other therapists
Karen Robinson – BSc (Hons) Ost. – Clinical Director
Karen is Clinical Director of Shefford Osteopathic Clinic, which she established in 2000. Karen has been in private practice since graduating in 1997 from the European School of Osteopathy. She supports our practitioners and makes sure that the clinic continues to offer the high quality of care that it has become known for over the past 20 years.
Dan Warin BSc (Hons) Ost Med. PGCE – Senior Osteopath
Dan graduated in 2005 after completing a 4 year full time course. His degree had a heavy leaning towards a more traditional, classical style of osteopathy, which is now only taught at a post graduate level. Combining classical osteopathy with the more modern-day science based approach, allows Dan to deliver a more rounded and complete form of treatment.
Freya Gilmore – M.Ost – Associate Osteopath
*** Please note that Freya is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her baby boy. ***
Freya graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now UCO) in 2016. She mostly works structurally and has a particular interest in working with patients with osteoarthritis. Patient education is really important to Freya, in the treatment room and online. She is particularly enthusiastic about making the current osteopathic research accessible to all.
Daniel Cullen – Registered Osteopath
Daniel has been a registered osteopath since 2019. His approach is to reduce pain initially, and then restore proper structure and function to the body.
Melissa Thorpe – M.Ost – Associate Osteopath
Melissa has a Masters of Osteopathy with Distinction from the University College of Osteopathy. She is also a qualified BTEC Level 5 Diploma Soft Tissue Therapist, mental health first aider and emergency first aider.