Kieran has recently graduated from Bournemouth University with an Honours degree in Sport Development and Coaching Sciences. Throughout his studies he has worked in numerous roles as a multi-sports coach, research assistant, strength and conditioning intern, and a sport science intern at the University of Bath, as part of his placement year of his degree. Within this placement Kieran has assisted in conducting physiological fitness testing to student athletes, members of the public and elite athletes. In addition he has worked with University Super League Rugby players as a sports massage therapist and has experience in providing taping/strapping support and pitch-side first aid.
Kieran qualified as a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist in August 2016, and prior to working for Total Therapy Group, has worked as a freelance therapist, treating various clienteles, including rowers and volleyball players. He has also treated athletes at various events, such as the Redbull World Uni Rugby 7s Championships, Volleyball England National Student Cup and Sandbanks Beach Volleyball Festival. His skillset includes postural assessment, trigger point therapy, soft tissue mobilisation, myofascial release and pre/post event massage.
My interests in sport and the effects of sport and exercise on the human body led me to study my degree in Sport Development and Coaching Sciences; however I developed an interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation and wanted to understand how any anatomical issues could be rectified to optimise an athlete’s performance. I discovered that one of these methods was through sports massage therapy and wanted to be able to develop these skills.
In his spare time, Kieran enjoys a variety of sports, such as tennis and swimming, and is also volleyball player, playing for Wessex Volleyball Club in the National Super8s League. As both an athlete and practitioner Kieran understands the benefits of sports massage therapy on the body after enduring the stresses of sport and exercise, as well as its importance in the injury rehabilitation process.
Kieran hopes to take his career one step further in the future by qualifying and working as a Sports Physiotherapist.