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STA155: 'ASK US ANYTHING #6' with Benjamin Mace-Crossley, Ryan Smith, Simon Webster, Tim Allardyce.

First Tuesday of a new month, so we once again bring you ‘Ask Us Anything’, recorded as always LIVE on the Sports Therapy Association Youtube Channel. In this episode, our panel are presented with a selection of questions emailed in to host Matt Phillips (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and from the Facebook 'Sports Massage Training & Support Group' run by Tracey McClimon. 


On The Panel:

  • Gary Benson - Founder of the Sports Therapy Association
  • Benjamin Mace-Crossley - STA Regional Rep; Instagram: @movingthroughpain
  • Ryan Smith - STA Regional Rep; Co-Host of 'Let's be Frank' Podcast @letsbefrankpodcastuk
  • Simon Webster - STA Member; Sports Therapist; Instagram: webbowellness
  • Tim Allardyce – Founder of Rehab My Patient

Questions In This Episode:

  1. "Anyone going to Therapy Expo this year? Is it worth it?"
  2. "I’m in need of a sturdier massage table and am looking at the electric or hydraulic rising ones."
  3. "Does anybody offer any other services other than sports massage to help boost bookings?"
  4. "I had an enquiry to treat a child, not sure of their age yet. Is there any age limit to who we can treat? Do the parents need to stay in the room as well?"
  5. "What systems do people use to develop leads? I'm looking at a few but unsure of pros and cons."
  6. "How long do you give on gift vouchers that you sell for massage before they expire?"  

Our sincere thanks to Benjamin Mace-Crossley, Ryan Smith, Simon Webster and Tim Allardyce for giving up their time to be guests on the show! 

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Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

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STA154: 'The Gut Microbiome' with guest Lucy Williamson, award winning nutritionist

'How much do you know about The Gut Microbiome? What role does it play in digestion, the immune system and other aspects of health? - In Part 3 of this month's Focus on NUTRITION, our special guest is award winning nutritionist Dr Lucy Williamson, resident nutritionist and Ambassador for ‘Love British Food’ and founder of the Gut Health Project.

Dr Lucy Williamson works to inform & inspire better health for all through clear, evidence-based nutrition science. She is passionate in her work with British food producers providing nutrition support to build customer awareness of healthy foods. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at Hertfordshire University, Ambassador for the Love British Food campaign and runs her own Nutrition consultancy, engaging with the public through schools and events to share nutrition science.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 7:07 Welcome Dr Lucy Williamson
  • 10:00 Why is there so much misinformation about nutrition?
  • 12:20 What is the Gut Microbiome?
  • 15:18 What are some symptoms of poor gut health?
  • 17:20 Gut health & inflammation
  • 22:50 What simple changes can be made to improve gut health?
  • 27:00 Gut health and antioxidants (poyphenols)
  • 32:25 Organic food and antioxidants
  • 36:00 A plant-based diet vs vegetarian & vegan
  • 37:30 Tim Spector and the ZOE Covid Study
  • 38:47 A look at lwnutrition.co.uk and 'The Gut Healt Course'
  • 47:25 Where does alcohol fit into gut health?
  • 53:40 Are food intolerance & allergies related to gut health?
  • 57:30 Free 20 minute consultations with Dr Lucy Williamson 

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Our sincere thanks to Dr Lucy Williamson for giving up her time to be a guest on the show!

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Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

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STA153: 'Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)' with special guest Lucy Gillbanks

'Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)' - In Part 2 of this month's Focus on NUTRITION, our special guest is Lucy Gillbanks, an ex-international athlete (lightweight rowing) with a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

In 2020, Lucy graduated from Oxford University with an MSc in Musculoskeletal Science by Research with two medical publications focusing on the effects of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED S), which gained international recognition.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 4:32 Welcome Lucy Gillbanks
  • 5:15 Lightweight Rowing: Lucy's personal experience of Female Athlete Triad and RED-S 
  • 10:00 Symptoms of Female Athlete Triad and RED-S: Primary Amenorrhea vs Secondary Amenorrhea
  • 11:54 Men and RED-S 
  • 12:50 Lack of awareness of RED-S amongst Coaches / Trainers / GPs
  • 17:20 A look at the two studies:
    - "Insufficient Knowedge and Inappropriate Physiotherapy management of RED-S in Sport"
    - "Lighweight Rowers' Perspectives of Living with RED-S in Sport"
  • 26:55 Awareness of the dangers of weight categories 
  • 30:30 Examples of experiences from competitive lightweight rowers 
  • 38:00 Don't assume athletes suffering from RED-S will look physically ill
  • 43:50 Diagram of Physical Implications vs Psychological Implications of RED-S
  • 52:30 What should soft tissue therapists do if they see clients with symptoms od RED-S?
  • 57:25 Can Intermittent Fasting cause RED-S? 

Useful Links

Our sincere thanks to Lucy Gillbanks for giving up her time to be a guest on the show!

Want to join the live recordings?

Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

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STA152: Focus On Nutrition Part 1: ’Eating Disorders’ with special guest Nick Pollard of Family Mental Wealth

This month's focus is on NUTRITION, and in part 1 ‘Eating Disorders’ our special guest is Nick Pollard, director of Family Mental Wealth and co-author of The Oxford Specialist Handbook on Eating Disorders.

Family Mental Wealth is a government-funded social enterprise co-founded by Dr Elizabeth McNaught (an NHS doctor) and her parents Nick & Carol Pollard. Dr Elizabeth McNaught and her parents have first hand experience of the struggles of raising a teenager with an eating disorder, and it is through this experience that Family Mental Wealth was born, with its mission to play a significant role in radically transforming mental health provision for children and young people through digital tools to facilitate family-based self-help, appropriately integrated with educational and clinical support.

The Oxford Specialist Handbook on Eating Disorders, published in 2022 and authored by Nick Pollard, Dr Elizabeth McNaught and Professor Janet Treasure (world-renowned expert on the subject with a lifetime’s experience in specialist care) has lead to the creation of Eating Disorders: eLearning for Health Professionals Course, in association with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Presented by Dr Elizabeth McNaught and Professor Janet Treasure, the course is designed to help Health Professionals play their part by developing a foundational understanding of the nature, presentation and diagnostic criteria of different types of eating disorders. It also introduces an understanding of related comorbidities and complications, including medical emergencies as covered in the Royal College of Psychiatrists MEED guidelines. Soft tissue therapists who complete the course will be equipped to play an appropriate role in supporting specialist treatment, through their own day-to-day clinical work.

Complete access to whole course is £75, but as mentioned in the podcast there is a 50% discount code for STA members, for the first 100 members who contact us with their STA number. For details, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 4:05 Welcome Nick Pollard
  • 5:00 Why 'Family Mental Wealth' was created
  • 16:00 The Oxford Specialist Handbook on Eating Disorders 
  • 17:00 Eating Disorders: The E-learning Course 
  • 18:40 The seven currently recognised types of Eating Disorder
  • 21:09 Risk Factors, Stressors & Symptoms of Eating Disorders
  • 24:00 Why & how soft tissue therapists can play an important role
  • 33:28 Structure of the E-Learning Course
  • 38:00 50% course discount code for STA members
  • 50:05 Video snippet from the E-Learning Course
  • 61:07 How to stay in contact with Family Mental Wealth

Useful Links

Our sincere thanks to Nick Pollard for giving up his time to be a guest on the show!

Want to join the live recordings?

Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

Please Support Our Podcast!
If you appreciate what we do, please take a couple of minutes to leave us a rating & review on Apple Podcasts. It really does make all the difference in helping us reach out to a larger audience. iPhone users you can do this from your phone, Android users you will need to do it from iTunes.

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STA151: 'ASK US ANYTHING #5' with Danielle Peters, Nicki Mansfield, Scott Loynes, Tim Allardyce

First Tuesday of a new month, so we once again bring you ‘Ask Us Anything’, recorded as always LIVE on the Sports Therapy Association Youtube Channel. In this episode, our guest panel are presented with a selection of questions emailed in to host Matt Phillips (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and from the Facebook 'Sports Massage Training & Support Group' run by Tracey McClimon. 


On The Panel:
• Gary Benson - Founder of the Sports Therapy Association
• Danielle Peters - Director of Body Health Gatwick
• Nicki Mansfield - Director of Mansfield Massage & Movement
• Scott Loynes - Director of SL Sports Therapy
• Tim Allardyce – Founder of Rehab My Patient

Questions In This Episode:
1. Advice for online software for recording and storing intake forms, and clinical notes? Needs to be good but affordable for a practitioner that is starting out.
2. Advice on a booking app/calender/software that keeps everything together and sends confirmation & t&c's - not costing a fortune.
3. Advice on a payment app/card machine. Currently on Sumup however I constantly get payments delayed because of technical issues so I'm looking to change.
4. Are there words I am not allowed to use when creating my website? I am a recently qualified Level 5 Massage Therapist and have been 'warned' about words I can/cannot say, like pain & patient. 
5. Should we choose our hashtags carefully? 

Our sincere thanks to Danielle Peters, Nicki Mansfield, Scott Loynes and Tim Allardyce for giving up their time to be guests on the show! 

Want to join the live recordings?

Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

Please Support Our Podcast!
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STA150 'Treatment of Sports Related Groin Issues' with special guest Benoy Mathew

In Part 3 of our focus this month on 'Groin & Abdomen', our special guest is Benoy Mathew of Function2Fitness. Following on from Ep.149, in which guest Dr Dora Papadopoulou discusses the anatomy & diagnosis of groin related issues, Benoy Mathew in this episode focusses on TREATMENT of groin issues.

Benoy Mathew is an MSK Extended Scope Practitioner in the NHS and also private practice, with a special interest in treating complex lower limb pathologies, including chronic hip & groin patients. Many of you will know Benoy through his extremely popular ‘Function2Fitness’ lower limb courses.

Other Episodes In This Series

Part 1 - recorded 10th May - special guest Dr Sarah Rollins, ex-Army GP, Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Lead Doctor for the Defence Women’s Health Rehabilitation Working Group, discusses the anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall, as well as the causes & diagnoses of hernias and diastasis recti.  

Part 2 - Dr Dora Papadopoulou, GMC Specialist Register Trauma & Orthopaedics Consultant for Sports, Exercise & MSK in Stamford Hall talks to us about Sports Related Groin Injuries.

Part 4 - POSTPONED - DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED - special guest Jenny Burrell of Burrell Eduction focussing on Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation).

Useful Links

Our sincere thanks to Benoy Mathew for giving up his time to be a guest on the show!

Want to join the live recordings?

Episodes of the Sports Therapy Association podcast are recorded live every TUESDAY at 8pm on the Sports Therapy Association YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Everyone is welcome - you do not have to be an STA member! If you cannot join us live, be sure to subscribe to the 'Sports Therapy Association Podcast' on all popular podcast apps to be notified when new episodes are available.

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