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WAYS OF WORKING DELIVERS ‘HANDS ON’ APPROACH TO SPORT THERAPY

Ways of Working

Since launching Ways of Working Sports Therapy in 2016, the drive and determination of owner Barbara Reynolds has helped it to become one of Belfast’s most sought-after practices.

A Level 4 Soft Tissue Therapist, Barbara has grown a client base comprising of high profile local and international sports teams, including: Queens University Rowing and Hockey clubs, Downpatrick Ladies GAA, Celtic Bhoys Downpatrick Senior Soccer Team, Team USA and Australian Women’s Rugby World Cup Teams and most notably, the Belfast Giants Ice Hockey Team.

It was Barbara’s long-standing relationship with the Belfast Giants that led to the practice finding a home within the state-of-the-art Total Performance Fitness facility in Dundonald – owned and managed by Giants’ mainstay, Colin Shields.

While Barbara has worked closely with a number of professional athletes, the practice provides services for all, as she explains, “You don’t have to be a sports person to avail of a sports massage. If you have any niggles, aches or pains, it is always a good idea to get a good deep tissue massage.  Moreover, there are a number of benefits of sports massage, including: prevention of injury and mobility loss, restoration of mobility to injured and sore muscles and increase in performance levels.”

While specialising in soft tissue manipulation and sports massage, the Ways of Working ethos encompasses a unique, multi-disciplinary approach that utilises broader aspects sports therapy and education as an aid to recovery.  This has been facilitated by Barbara’s commitment to her own continuing professional development, as she is currently undertaking a FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine, including the study of aspects of physical therapy, as well as training to become a paramedic.

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara’s passion for physical treatment originates from a very personal place, as she explains, “When my partner was diagnosed with a chronic debilitating condition, I began to learn as much as I could about physical therapy and rehabilitation, so that I might be able to provide practical help.  That desire to help others has given me the opportunity to work alongside healthcare professionals in supporting children with disabilities, and in teaching paediatric first aid to parents, grandparents and nursery staff.”

With demand growing, Barbara’s hopes to open a clinic based in Downpatrick later in 2018.

For more information and to arrange a consultation, contact: [email protected] or telephone +44 7922 456 439.

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