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 therapisst 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 and expand with more treatment rooms, a waiting area and open plan exercise space. We are keen to hear from a range of professional therapists who may be looking for a treatment room space, to further expand on what we can offer.
Heidi founded Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic in 2012.
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 with an upper second class honours degree. 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. Heidi now works exclusively from Mattishall Sports Injury Clinic.
Heidi is a full member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitator’s and Trainers (BASRaT), which provides insurance up to £5 million (in line with that of the CSP for physiotherapy).
Since graduating, Heidi has completed additional courses in:
- Orthotic prescription
- Kinesio taping
- Advanced Sports Massage Techniques
- Cervical Spine Masterclass
- 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. Exercise currently mainly involves gym training and running – when the weather is favourable!
Rachael has worked in the health industry for 12 years with 5 of these being spent in private practice. Rachael started out as a fitness professional who went into various medical roles including work within hospital theatres, private Physio and Chiropractic clinics.
Her qualifications include a BSc Honours degree in Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation; BTech National Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences; Level 2 Fitness Professional; Level 5 Sports Massage and also Kinesiology Taping.
Rachael has worked with both elite and amateur athletes, pre and post hip and knee replacement operations, amputees and chronic back pain patients. Rachael can complete a full assessment and then provide a bespoke plan for you and your treatment. Or if it’s simply a sports massage that you require for general maintenance – no problem!
Rachael has also designed health regimes for those who would like to get back to exercise, lose weight or become generally healthier.
Rachael enjoys keeping healthy herself and competes for Norfolk Senior County Badminton.
Lynne is a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator who studied at Middlesex University, London and graduated in 2011.
While studying Lynne began working at Enfield Ignatians Rugby Football Club on a part time basis, and she has gone on to gain over 10 years’ experience working within football and rugby clubs competing in national competitions. Lynne has provided sports injury treatment, sports massage and pitch side first aid to many amateur and professional sports men and women.
Lynne’s interest in sports injuries came from being a keen sports woman herself playing at county level in hockey and international level in cricket. Lynne has recently relocated to Norfolk from Hertfordshire and is enjoying the beautiful countryside and making the county her home.
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/