I had been suffering with a very painful neck/upper back problem which I had been having treatment for – I had 2 physiotherapists misdiagnose where the problem was and one course of acupuncture – I ended up despairing as the pain was getting worse and I was finding it hard to work – I was recommended to try Chris and booked an appointment – I met Chris who is such a nice guy and he totally put me at ease. He diagnosed the pain was coming from my shoulder and proceeded to give me the relevant treatment. As soon as I got in the car to drive home I could feel the pain in my neck had gone – fluke I thought – but no – the pain in the neck (so to speak) and shoulder blade has gone and now we are concentrating on freeing up what seems to be a frozen shoulder.
Chris does not push you to keep booking in for treatment unnecessarily as some people do (to cash in !!!) which I also like – he’s a really nice guy with a genuine passion for what he does –
Really glad I found him and I have no hesitation in saying – go and make an appointment – you certainly will not be disappointed
Last summer I injured my lower back, how, I have no idea however due the nature of my job my lower back has always been a weak area for me. I had a lot of pain and very restricted mobility to the point I felt like something was going to ‘snap’ in my lower back if I dared to move. I went through the usual referral points via the GP and I was referred to a physiotherapist,… After a couple of physio sessions I felt my back wasn’t improving and I believed the issue with my back had been misdiagnosed, I was being told my problem stemmed from my coccyx yet I found it hard to believe a coccyx problem could render me virtually immobile, so I felt it necessary to seek further specialist advice and that’s when I discovered Chris. I contacted Chris through his website, however due to distance it meant I was unable to meet with Chris face to face so I through many successful communications he had a good idea of what my problem was and it came as no surprise to learn Chris felt my issue was nothing to do with any bony structures. It was however a soft tissue problem and I needed to reactivate my TVA. I was given one exercise to do with progressions and Chris fully explained what he deemed the issue to be and how it was treatable. I couldn’t quite believe that within a matter of just 1 week of doing the exercises, the improvement was evident and it quickly progressed from that point. I must confess I wasn’t convinced that the exercises would help to the extent that it did given how I’d seen 2 medical professionals and both we’re telling me something different, however I quickly realised Chris was right and this gave me confidence in him and his advice and I haven’t looked back since. Chris’s help, advice and support have proved invaluable to me and I’m very thankful to him. Not only has his treatment programme worked, however he has saved me time and money by giving me the correct advice meaning I’ve not had to try numerous other professionals to get the right help! Many, many thanks Chris, I’m truly amazed!!
I had been having some muscles and joints issues, on account of heavy training loads for half marathons and triathlons, and I’d been looking for a Sports massage therapist for a while. I knew Chris from the gym and always found his style to be very open and engaging and he has a great knowledge of the physical stresses and strains placed on an athlete’s body, so had no hesitation in booking an appointment with him. The first thing Chris did was to get me to perform several physical movements so he could evaluate my mobility. After 5-10 minutes his diagnosis of my issues were 100% correct (which given that I had not told him what the specific issues or areas were filled me with great confidence in his ability). He knew where the exact problems where are and worked them effectively. (Without causing too much pain) Chris took me through a variety of stretches and exercises that I could perform at home to help loosen and strengthen the identified areas. My sports massage came one week before I took part in a Half Marathon…I was able to record a new PB and there was no pain or injury throughout or after. I have several events coming up this year including European and World championship qualifications races and part of my training plan includes visits to Chris prior to each race. Good sports massage therapists are hard to find and I have no issues in recommending Chris to others whether they partake in sport or not.
I train in the gym at work where I frequently talk to Chris. I told him that I had recently been diagnosed with ms, as a 28 year old I found this hard to handle and found that Chris was very approachable and helpful by suggesting exercises that could help me. I experience my ms symptoms in my legs that have become tight and not very flexible. When Chris massages me he makes my legs feel more ‘normal’ and definitely more flexible. He listens to my feedback so he understands what areas that are affected. From the times I have seen Chris I have left feeling emotionally and physically better.
Having suffered with piriformis syndrome for a long time, and having seen 2 other sports injury professionals, I have been amazed how good my lower back feels after just one session. Chris found the trigger point and worked it hard, and it hurt a lot, but the pain went away and my back now has no pain at all. I’ll be going back! Great sports massage and very effective.
After training in the works gym, and running at home I had picked up various niggles and issues, but shin splints was my main problem. I had been to my doctors (a variety of them over the years) quite a few times but without success. This was quite frustrating after repeated occurrences. I even had acupuncture at one point which seemed to help initially but not for long. I then went on to paying for a few Physio sessions privately but again without success. When I first spoke to Chris he was really friendly and approachable, but also seemed genuinely interested in my situation, and a hive of knowledge. He asked me a lot of questions, gave me some great advice, and started to help me treat my shin splints. I am now a lot further on the road to getting it sorted than I have ever been, and I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. During this process Chris also identified other things about myself, body wise that I needed to know. He gave me some great advice on my lifestyle, training, nutrition and recovery. He is now helping me to overcome my shin splints with treatment and recovery techniques. It’s great to have someone there to turn to who not only knows, but cares. Wish he’d been around years ago. Cheers Chris.
I had been studying Fitness Instructing at ‘The Oldham College’ and I attended Chris’s teaching sessions once a week and he has helped me gain more confidence towards clients and helped me with techniques I needed to complete my course. Chris is a polite, hard working and professional Personal Trainer and I would definitely recommend him to others. Thanks Chris! Keep up the Good Work. Ben
After deciding it was the right time to get my fitness back after been seriously ill i have started having training sessions with Chris . Within a couple of months i am already stronger and fitter than ever . Chris has helped me no end in getting me back to where i used to be and is always giving me helpful advice when it comes to training and nutrition. With his friendly and positive approach i am already achieving my goals and seeing results, he is a real pleasure to be able to train with . Can’t thank him enough for all the help he has given me . I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. Thanks again Chris you’ve been brilliant . Look forward to continuing my training with you !
I had certain goals I wanted to hit, and thought that I could achieve these on my own. However, after receiving some useful tips and advice from Chris I decided to take some sessions with him. After the first session I had no doubt this was the right decision. He has a very friendly, thorough, enjoyable approach to his work. I certainly noticed the difference, and whether you are trying to bulk up, tone up, lose weight or whatever else you are trying to achieve, Chris will certainly allow you to reach your goals