ProActive Therapies is a multi-disciplinary therapy centre. We provide a range of therapies from a variety of different professionals.
The centre is an expansion and rebranding of Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic. Heidi Dawson founded Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic in early 2012 from Farrow Close, Mattishall. The clinic then moved with her in 2017 to a location on Welborne Common. Several different sports injury and sports massage therapists have worked from the clinic over the years and this has primarily been our focus.
In early 2020 we took the decision to move the clinic into external premises. With this move we expanded with more treatment rooms, a waiting area and open plan exercise space.
Heidi Dawson BSc (Hons) GSR is a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator. She completed a three year degree at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, graduating in 2005. She started working at Carrefour Health Club in Norwich in the summer of ’05, initially in a full-time fitness consultant position, and then in a part-time freelance role, running the sports injury clinic.
In 2012 Heidi established Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic, which grew from a single room in her converted garage on Farrow Close, to a two room clinic occupying an annexe of her home in Welborne.
In March 2020, Heidi took over the lease at the current premises in Honingham, rebranding to ProActive Therapies.
Since graduating, Heidi has completed additional courses in:
- Orthotic prescription
- Kinesio taping
- Advanced Sports Massage Techniques
- Cervical Spine and Shoulder Joint Masterclasses (John Gibbons Body Master Method)
- Functional Running Assessment and Gait Re-Training
- Medical Acupuncture
- Electro-Medical Acupuncture
Heidi is also a keen sportswoman herself. She has played hockey for many years and has completed the Great South Run (10 miles); ‘Run to the beat’ half marathon and Colchester zoo half marathon. This experience has led to a keen interest in running specific injuries and injury prevention.
Justine is a Traditional Acupuncturist BSc Hons, MBAcC
Justine studied at The University of Lincoln and gained her BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture in 2009. Since then she has continued to develop her skill set with post graduate training including Acupuncture for Fertility and pregnancy. In 2018 Justine was selected by The British Acupuncture Council to spend time in China enhancing her skills at The Heilongjiang University of Chinese medicine.
Wayne is a level 4 ITEC Sports / Soft tissue / Remedial massage therapist and a member of the Sports Massage Association (SMA) & Sports Therapy Organisation (STO).
He has experience working with clients and athletes in a variety of disciplines and has worked at different sporting clubs and events including Norwich City FC and the London Marathon.
For more information about Wayne and his treatments please visit his website https://www.fountainsport.net/
Lisa is our Reflexologist. She joined ProActive Therapies in December 2020. Lisa has always been interested in the maps of the feet and also holistic therapies in general. She enjoys learning about the human body and how it works.
Lisa has qualifications in the following:
Level 4 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology & Reflexology
Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology
Level 3 Diploma in Understanding Mental Health
Level 2 Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology
Level 2 Adult Dignity & Safeguarding in Health & Social Care
Mental Health First Aid
Covid-19 Infection control & Prevention
You can find out more about Lisa and Reflexology, as well as booking appointments on her website: To The Point Reflexology
Elizabeth De Rijk
Liz is a fully qualified advanced Aesthetics practitioner. She is also a nurse practitioner, working full time at Cromer hospital.
She lives with her husband in Honingham.
For more information on the treatments Liz can offer, please visit our page on Aesthetics
Tracy is a Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist with a Level 5 BTech Professional Diploma and 4 years experience.
“I have 24 years in the fitness industry, starting out as a fitness consultant & class instructor. During this time I also accrued my fitness Pilates & Kettlebells qualifications, amongst others & obtained my level 3 GP referral qualification plus my PT qualification. This enabled me to help people with various illnesses, injuries & needs which in turn, led me to embark on something I had always wanted to do which was to explore the Sports Massage route. I now have a level 5 Btec Professional Diploma as a Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist, with 4 years experience & love helping people. Designing aftercare packages & providing treatments bespoke to individual needs”