Richard Turner – Programme Lead: Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy
Richard, who leads the delivery of the Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy vocational courses at Team Bath, completed a degree in Sport & Exercise Science with Leisure Management at the University of Gloucestershire.
With 14 years of experience in personal training and sports massage, he has worked with a number of sports team, athletes and enthusiasts competing in elite sport and recovering from injury. This has resulted in an interest in postural analysis and body balance, leading to him devising sessions in assisted stretching and muscle energy techniques.
As a Sports Massage practitioner, he uses his experience to offer a comprehensive treatment plan including postural assessment, massage treatment and exercise plans, designed not to just treat the symptoms of muscular imbalance but to correct the cause of the problems.
Richard has gained qualifications in Personal Training, Sports Massage and Assessing Vocational Achievement and is a certified instructor of Hypopressives, Hatton Boxing, Spin and kettlebell classes.
Alongside his main role at the University of Bath, he also teaches studio classes and leads various wellbeing initiatives for staff, including postural assessment for desk-based workers and a weight loss club.