About Excel Sports Clinic
Welcome to Excel Sports Clinic, we are an established Sports Therapy clinic based in York. The clinic was set up in 2010 by Tom Robinson and was based from Fitness First gym. In 2012 Adi Hammond joined the clinic and in 2016 we moved to our bespoke Rehab and Performance Centre in Clifton Moor. Moving to our own premises has enabled us to offer a greater variety of services in a private setting and given us a top class facility from which to work.
Both Tom and Adi have degrees in Sports Therapy and are members of the Society of Sports Therapists. We have both previously worked full time in professional sport and we use this experience to bring the best available service to our patients and clients. For more details about our staff, please read on below.
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I have a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and I specialise in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. I have practiced sports therapy since graduating in 2008 and have treated individuals from a variety of backgrounds ranging from professional sports people to casual runners.
I set up Excel Sports Clinic in 2010 to bring a quality service to the people of York and the surrounding area. My approach is to use evidence based techniques and strategies in order to help you recover in the most effective way possible. A large part of what we do is helping people improve their strength and mobility and we do our best to educate patients and build their confidence so they can also better self manage themselves in the future and as such it means I can treat not only sporting injuries but a variety of other musculoskeletal problems as well.
Alongside my work in the clinic, I have previously lecturered at York St John University where I specialised in Sports Injury Rehab. I also previously taught on the Sports Therapy degree at York College.
From 2008 to 2016 I was employed by York City Football Club as a Sports Therapist where I worked predominantly with the Academy. In 2012 I took on the role of Head of Academy Sports Science and Medicine where I was responsible for the entire provision of Sports Science and Medicine for all age ranges from U9 to U18 within the Academy at York City FC.
I have always participated in a variety of sports and have a particular passion for athletics, football and squash. I am also a terrible golfer!
I have worked alongside Tom at Excel Sports Clinic since June 2012. I have a first class honours degree in Sports Therapy from York St John University. I also hold qualifications in taping and strapping, kinesio taping and sports massage. Since graduating I have worked at the clinic whilst also lecturing part-time at York College for three years on BTEC Sport and Exercise Science and Level 3 Sports Massage for adult learners.
As well as this I worked for York City Football Club for five years; I started off as a part-time Sports Therapist covering all academy games and training for U8s-16s providing pitch-side first aid and diagnosis and treatment of injuries. I then progressed to a full time role, becoming U18s Head Sports Therapist; this allowed me to deal with players on a daily basis in a professional setting. After my U18 role I gained promotion to First team Fitness & Rehab Coach; this involved me running all strength and conditioning sessions for players, setting individual gym/diet plans for players and running fitness testing and pre-season conditioning with the professional athletes, whilst also rehabilitating players back from early stage injuries.
Having practiced Sports Therapy in both a professional football environment and in a private clinical setting allows me to work with a multitude of different people. This enables me to target both ends of the spectrum in terms of working with elite athletes who need conditioning for professional sport to those of the general public who need rehabilitation to be able to complete simple daily tasks. I have been exposed to a range of scenarios and approaches that have moulded my clinical and applied work.
My key interests and hobbies are football and running; I also like to play golf and I am keen to lower my handicap. Other interests include walking, cycling and playing badminton when I get the opportunity.