Meet The Team
Founder of the Sports Therapy Association, Gary dedicates his time to supporting the STA community and developing relationships with other industry stakeholders. Accountable to members, Gary is always available to chat about industry or individual matters.
Matt Phillips is a Running Injury & Performance Specialist, best known as creator & host of the Runchatlive Podcast & RCL International Running Conference. Matt has been a member of the STA since our earliest days, and is Regional Rep for the South Coast.
Dr Fiona Higgs
Dr Fiona Higgs is an educator, researcher and Sports Massage and Exercise Therapy practitioner based in Northamptonshire. Fiona delivers in-person and virtual clinic services through her clinic 'Move Well', as well as a range of online workshops and short courses through the educational branch of the clinic 'Move Well Learning'.
Debs Thurlow Rowley
Deborah Thurlow-Rowley is a Soft Tissue Massage practitioner that conducts prescriptive Foot Mapping (using reflexes in the feet) and a ‘whole health’ approach from her clinic 'Serenity Massage Therapy' based in Bedfordshire. Debs is committed to helping her clients function well and to live, feel, and move better.
Sharon is a Graduate Sports Therapist, currently working in Education and in private practise. Sharon leads the STA event massage teams and co-ordinates the administration processes with Event Organisers.
Jake joined the STA in July 2020 following the completion of his Sports Massage Therapist qualification. Jake studied Business Management at University and until Covid-19 worked in Aerospace logistics but has since utilised his business acumen to develop the STA.
I am a graduate Sports Therapist and Rehabilitator based in Seaton Carew in the north east of England. I initially graduated from Teesside University in 2006 but after a few years in the industry, left to pursue another career. In 2017 I decided to return to the industry and completed my MSc Sports Rehabilitation and started my clinic in 2018.