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BIO

elise burnett-godfree

who is

Elise Burnett-Godfree

BSc (Hons)

Sports Therapist and Sports Massage Therapist

Having played competitive sport since an early age I understand the frustration of a sports injury or issue that you cannot get rid of. I have also had sports injuries which stopped me playing for a period of time.

I wanted a career where I could support individuals with sporting injuries and injury prevention to help them overcome them. Being a sports therapist helps me achieve this.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you decide to train as a Sports Therapist?

Having played competitive sport since an early age I understand the frustration of a sports injury or issue that you cannot get rid of. I have also had sports injuries which stopped me playing for a period of time. I wanted a career where I could support individuals with sporting injuries and injury prevention to help them overcome them. Being a sports therapist helps me achieve this.

Where did you train and what was the course like?

I qualified as a sports therapist at University College Birmingham and gained a BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy. This is a challenging qualification to achieve but I really enjoyed it. As part of my degree I studied various modules such as sports massage, rehabilitation, biomechanics of the body, strength and conditioning and anatomy. Whilst in Birmingham I provided sports therapy support to the University football team and also Edgbaston tennis club. I was also asked to assist with the sports therapy support for the National Jujutsu championships and post-race at the London Marathon 2 years in a row which has to be a career highlight to date.

Tell us about your career so far

Following qualification I returned to my home town and took up a position within a local sports therapy practice. This role gave me the chance to treat a variety of patients as well as some sporting stars. In 2016 I moved to Royal Wootton Bassett and joined Cirencester Sports Massage as well as setting up my own sports therapy business. I am now the owner of Cirencester Sports Massage and I am looking forward to working alongside the Dyer St team.

What is your favourite type of patient?

The biggest job satisfaction I get is from patients who come to me with long standing issues that I have been able to help resolve. It is hugely rewarding receiving positive feedback from patients who have let me know that their treatment has been successful.

What will we find you doing outside of the clinic?

When I am not working you will find me playing tennis for Royal Wootton Basset Tennis Club and swimming every week to keep my fitness up. I also love spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends. /p>

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