Jenny SeidelSoft tissue therapist
Jenny Seidel has an Exercise and Sports Science background having achieved a 2.1 honours degree from Exeter University in 2002, followed by qualifying with first class honours in Sports Therapy from Birmingham University in 2007, to which she added her VTCT Level 4 Sports Massage qualification in 2011, which enabled Jenny to include advanced techniques such as soft tissue release, neuromuscular techniques and muscle energy techniques.
Jenny’s qualifications have enabled her to work with a range of sports people and other medical professionals, and so has worked with semi-professional footballers, amateur rugby, cricket, and tennis players, plus athletes. She has massaged at a range of events, including the London Marathon, Great North Run, and Jitsu Nationals.
Jenny also has a background in teaching sports massage, sports injuries and anatomy and physiology at BTEC Level 3 and HND level. She also set up and ran a successful injury clinic for college students and worked alongside the sports teams at matches and events, including boy’s and girl’s football, netball, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, and athletics, so has a wide range of experience and knowledge of injuries in different sports. She has also taken her students to local events, including athletics, powerlifting, and football.
Jenny’s sporting background includes playing both netball and rounders at school, both district and university hockey, plus university cricket and tennis for both junior and senior county and university. Jenny continues to play tennis regularly for Stourbridge Tennis Club A team in Division 1 of the Worcestershire league, and she has also officiated at 5 Wimbledon Championships.
As part of the continuous professional development (CPD) which is required for membership of the Sports Massage Association (Jenny has been a Level 4 Full Member since 2011), Jenny also regularly attends conferences and courses, together with reading articles to keep her up-to-date with all the latest research and new developments.
All full members of the SMA have undertaken an approved course of education, have Professional Liability insurance and First Aid training, and must adhere to the Association’s Code of Conduct.
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