Joe King trained as a Sports Therapist with Active Health Group in Manchester and qualified with merit for an Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy in February 2014.

Joe is a member of the Sports Therapy Organisation, and is on the register of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.

Joe became interested in fitness and sport when he discovered a talent for rowing at Cambridge University. He rowed for his college Peterhouse’s 1st VIII with great success, and took part in trials for the Cambridge Boat Race crew.

Rowing with a successful crew has taught Joe that intense training maximises performance. As a Sports Therapist, he will help you to keep training hard while minimising the risk of injury. In addition to regular massage, sports therapy includes a number of manual therapies to keep your body in the best condition to support and elevate your performance.

Post-event massage at the Greater Manchester Run 2014
Joe helping the charity Mind at the Greater Manchester Run 2014

Joe graduated in Mathematics from Cambridge University and went on to have a successful career in IT within the financial services industry. However, his passions have always been elsewhere.

In addition to his interest in sport, Joe has always been a lover of music, playing the piano since the age of 6 and the viola since the age of 8. He plays an active part in a community choir in Manchester (MLGC) where he sings bass. He is also a trained choral conductor.

Joe understands only too well the stresses and strains that playing a musical instrument can put on the body. Hours of practice take their toll and can leave the musician with repetitive strain injuries, sore muscles and aching joints. This in turn has an effect on the musician’s stamina, agility and musicality.

Because of his background, Joe has a particular interest in bringing the benefits of sports therapy to help musicians. Sports therapy treatments can not only rehabilitate after injury, but also help to improve agility, strength, and recovery from hours of intense practice. Improvements in posture enable the musician to perform at a higher level without pain.

Joe provides an intelligent approach to your treatment by listening to and understanding your concerns. By analysing your needs objectively, he will tailor a plan of treatment specific to you. He is here to help you perform at your best!

[Page first published on October 14, 2012 and last updated on February 10, 2015]