HYMS Students

Well another lot of HYMS students have completed their introductory sports massage course. It’s always great to see people reacting to having sports massage and finding out how beneficial it really is no matter what you do in life.

Throwing in snow

In the uk we dont get to throw in snow very often but this week i have been, once the sledgers had had their turn.

It’s been great fun, each time its been glorious sun shine and blue sky. There are a few down sides 1) not been able to find your hammers which on fresh snow is not too bad but once it gets churned up its hard to find them. 2) hammer shoes are smoothe on the bottom making walking to retrieve hammers hard work. At the moment i am just enjoying this new challenge and my throwing is showing great progress as i near the end of my power phase.

January Newsletter

I sent January’s newsletter out last week but i had a few problems with my email so for this month only here is the link to the newsletter.

Newsletter January 2012 – Water Running; Not JUST a good exercise for cross training when injured

I would like to say thank you to all those who have voluteered to be practice models for my Hull York Medical School students who are taking part in my sports massage course.

Useful Blogs

Here are some great blogs i use to get new ideas, refresh knowledge and get a different perspective on injuries,treatments, and exercise.










Merry Christmas

Pro-Am would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012.

If your still stuck for Christmas presents Pro-Am has gift vouchers for relaxation massage or sports massages, we also have some orthopaedic pillows, foam rollers and reusuable ice packs for sale.


John Trelfa a friend lost but not forgotten

Pro-Am had some very devastating news this weekend a much loved friend and member of Scarborough AC lost his battle with depression and commited suicide. It has come as a shock and he will be greatly missed. Core sessions on a Wednesday will not be same without you John R.I.P.

Last year John was kind enough to write a marathon diary for my website and you can read it by clicking on the following link. http://www.proamsportsinjury.co.uk/marathon%20diary_.html

John was a great writer and as any runner will know you have lows and highs throughout your training especially with marathon training but as john himself says at the end ” I was born to run”

Specific soft tissue course

I went to Manchester to learn a new soft tissue skill. The course was excellant really enjoyed it and have come anyway with some great specific techniques to help get rid of stubborn injuries. The tutor was Glenn Hunter who works for UKSport and it was facinating listening to his experiences with the Olympic teams.

Book review

After reading the handbook of osteopathic techniques i found out just how closely related my training and how osteopaths training is so similar. My approach over the years has certainly moved more in the direction towards osteopathic concepts without realising it. I am a firm believer that manual hands on techniques should be the base of any injury treatment. When dealing with an injury you must have a global approach, yes you must direct treatment directly to the injury but you must also take into comsideration the compensations that the injury may have developed which in turn can then become the complaint itself. The book shows some great techniques to help fine tune the body back into balance but i think i will find some courses to learn the techniques.

This book is great as a reference to double check techniques but not to learn techniques from as its difficult to see what dircetion the pressure goes in with it only been photos.