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Steve Capewell – Sports Massage Therapist

BTEC Level 5 Sports & Remedial Deep Tissue Massage

Steve completed his BTEC Level 5 Sports & Remedial Deep Tissue Massage at the Gaia Centre in Loughborough in 2010. He has worked with a variety of clients, including professional sports people and the general public. He has massaged at several events, including marathons and triathlons. Steve is a keen distance runner, and has also qualified as a coach in running fitness at Loughborough University.

Gemma Lord – Sports Massage Therapist

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Gemma has been working as a Soft Tissue Therapist for over 11 years, and has been part of the team here at Loughborough University Physiotherapy Clinic for 7 years.

Qualifying in Sports Therapy initially at Loughborough College, she has expanded her skill set over the years to include acupuncture, dry needling, cupping, taping and is also a Level 3 Mat Based Pilates Instructor.

She has worked with a broad range of clients from elite to private and now works extensively with our Performance Sport Squad here at Loughborough. One of her career highlights was working with the New Zealand Rugby Team during their stay here for the World Cup.

Gemma offers a holistic, multi-faceted approach to her treatment, incorporating a range of techniques to enable the best outcome for the client.

She is currently completing mindfulness and yoga teacher training.


Alex Nwenwu – Sports Massage Therapist

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

Alex completed his BSc Degree and Diploma in Sports Massage at Loughborough University. He has been treating international athletes and the general public for over 5 years both privately, and at sporting events across the UK. His participation in Track & Field Athletics has enabled him to understand what athletes want from treatments and how to enable quick recovery back to fitness.

Amy Smith – Sports Massage Therapist

OLY and ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage

Amy completed her ITEC Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage with Sports Performance Services in 2015. She has since worked with athletes in a variety of sports, with both non-disabled and para athletes, and in a clinic situation with the general public. After graduating from Loughborough University in 2009 with a BSc Hons in Sport & Exercise Science, she continued with her own swimming career up until 2014, giving her an understanding of the effect soft tissue therapy has on training and daily life.

Amy competed for the Great British swimming team in the London 2012 Olympic Games.