“What can I say, I’m a veteran of 9 marathons, and many triathlons and cycling events. I thought that sports massage was a myth and that nothing could really help your legs recover from a hard pounding. I was wrong, so wrong. In April 2012 I embarked on a challenge to run 3 marathons (Paris, London and Milton Keynes) in 3 weekends (15 days), after the first one my friend suggested Billericay Sports Therapy to get me back up on my feet. The treatment I received made all the difference, and rehabilitated my hamstrings and quads to the extent that the second marathon felt achievable. After the second marathon I had 2 focussed sessions and I believe again this made the third marathon much easier. So if you are wondering whether massage makes any difference – it’s settled. It makes a huge difference and needs to be part of any endurance athletes kit bag”
“From many hours of training and playing squash I have of course had my fair share of muscle, tendon and ligament strains, joint problems andmuscular imbalances. Gary has treated all of these with a professional approach, demonstrating a high level of expertise in these areas. His knowledge of therapy techniques for soft tissue, mobilisation of joints and understanding of the whole body as a unit is second to none. He has been able to ascertain the problem from tests and treat it accordingly with success.
His rehabilitation is thorough with stretching and strengthening programmes appropriate to the injury. He has always been positive about recovery and for me never failed to help out in an emergency! I would recommend Gary for joint and muscular problems without hesitation.”
“I went to Billericay sports therapy clinic to help me as I had been suffering from shoulder pain for many months. It was seriously starting to hinder my training and as a competitive body builder I was unable to perform certain exercises due to the pain. Gary found that I had a weakness in my shoulder which was causing pain in one of my tendons. He gave me some corrective exercises to do to correct my shoulder imbalance and along with sports massage the pain significantly reduced after just a couple of weeks meaning I can now carry out the exercises I was unable to do. This has allowed me to continue training towards my next competition. Thanks Gary. I recommend you to any one suffering from a sports injury.
“I was suffering with substantial lower back pain, which had started to significantly interfere with my favourite past time, and I found it was actually more difficult to get a golf ball out of the holethan into it in the first place. A friend recommended Gary Ling and within only a few sessions my back pain had as good as vanished completely. Gary has a profound knowledge of the human muscular system. He explains things clearly and does not blind with science. His solutions are quick, effective and extremely professional. Highly recommended. I would not go anywhere else”.
“Gary’s expertise as a sports massage therapist has really helped to improve the flexibility and comfort of the muscles in my back and neck. The muscle in my back and neck are often very tight which results in headaches and lower back pain. Regular massage from Gary has helped to loosen these muscles so I feel much more comfortable. Gary’s attention to detail and his desire to ensure that I maintain a healthy back and neck has meant tha I don’t have headaches now and feel much better. Thanks Gary. I would recommend that anyone with neck and back pains contact Gary straight away as I know he will be able to help you”.
“I fractured and dislocated my ankle whilst playing semi professional football. Gary carried out my entire treatment and rehabilitation from the moment the plaster cast was removed to the day I returned to game play. His knowledge and encouragement during my rehabilitation was fantastic and without his expertise I may never have returned to football, not least at semi professional level. I owe the rest of my footballing career to Gary and highly recommend him to anybody who needs advice and rehabilitation”.
“I started going to Gary with problems with my neck and arm. Having previously been to other therapists, with little improvements to my symptoms, Gary used a combination of sports massage and remedial exercises which enabled me to make a full recovery. I highly recommend him”.
“I went to visit Gary after experiencing severe pain in my right ankle (tendinitis) 6 weeks before my very first marathon. I received treatment on my ankle during my first session and Gary also gave me some daily exercises to do. During my treatment Gary was very helpful and insightful and would always encourage me that I would be able to do the marathon even though I had major doubts myself. I saw Gary weekly right up until the day before the marathon, and during the final weeks he even helped me set out my training plan after having a few weeks off due to my injury. I am happy to say I completed the full 26.2 miles pain free and I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t have completed the marathon without Gary’s help, I would highly recommend him. Thanks Gary.”
“After visiting numerous people regarding my lower back/hip pain just 6 weeks before Dublin Marathon Gary was recommended to me and I cannot praise him enough. After just a few sessions of acupuncture and sports massage, I was able to go from limping when walking, to completing the marathon in my best time with no pain at all.I can’t thank Gary enough for his help and encouragement when I was beginning to think I would not be running for months, instead I’m looking forward to my next marathon. Thanks again”.