Philosophy

We believe that building a resilient body starts with getting YOU back in control.

Learn from your body as you train + recover back to full fitness without getting bored with standard rehab routines or taking unnecessary rest from your favourite activity.

Our Approach

We have a simple approach: No-nonsense, minimal effective dose treatments followed by movement.

Our goal is to get YOU in control of your body, understanding how to manage your injury or chronic pain so that you can return to your favourite activities and a happy and pain-free life.

While we believe in the power of hands-on treatment, we do not believe it is the ‘end all, be all’ of injury recovery; it is simply the beginning.

True recovery comes from understanding your body and feeling empowered to lead your life, not be led by injury or pain.

Our Principles

We take an unique approach to sports injuries and recovery.

Standard rehabilitation is often boring, disconnected from sports activities and usually falls short for proper return to fitness. While it might help you be pain free, it often forces prolonged rest and does not address many key issues – this can lead to flair ups, recurring injuries and frustration. 

We believe rehabilitation should and can be integrated within normal activities and while training frequency or intensity might need to be modified, resting or stopping an activity altogether is rarely helpful.

We aim at identifying the root cause of your injury or pain and help you rebuild strong foundations around your activity which won’t only bring you back to your sport quickly, but will also leave you feeling stronger, more flexible and with a renewed passion for movement.

Injury as an opportunity

Injury doesn’t need to equal to a ban from the gym.

It’s an opportunity to learn from your body, focus on your needs and recover stronger.

Communicate, Educate, Motivate

Knowledge and understanding can empower the athlete, coach and therapist to better perform their role as well as successfully work with each other.

We aim to educate about the most common injury mechanisms, how to modify workouts safely and efficiently to build a stronger foundation and prevent reoccurrence.

Respect the Process

You can’t cheat nature. You can’t speed up time and healing mechanisms.

Learn how the body works and the physiological processes behind recovery, when and how to return to training and how to safely modify workouts.

Sonia Fierro

Sports OSTEOPATH & FLExibility Coach

Sonia is a qualified Osteopath & Sports Therapist with experience in performance enhancement and injury rehabilitation and mobility, bridging the gap between the treatment rooms and the gym floor. She treats athletes and fitness enthusiasts who want to get back to activity after injury as well as desk-bound professionals who want to get rid of chronic pain. She currently works with GB Fencing and endurance motor racing teams as well as having has helped numerous weightlifting, powerlifting, and CrossFit athletes (she was part of the CrossFit Europe/Meridian Athlete Services team). Sonia has been the lead therapist for a local Rugby Club and worked as part of the medical team looking after British Diving athletes at the London Aquatic Centre. Sonia is also a StickMobility Instructor in the UK.Sonia is a nationally ranked Powerlifting athlete and holds the Italian Deadlift Record for the U57 category. In her youth she has been 3 times national champion in Roller Figure Skating as well as competing at national level in Track and Field. In recent years, she also won the 2015 London and South-East Weightlifting Championship as well as competing in CrossFit. Some of Sonia’s qualifications are: CrossFit L2 CrossFit Movement and Mobility Trainer Gymnastics Bodies L1 BWL L1 PN Nutrition Coach L5 Advanced Clinical Sports Therapy Bsc Osteopathy FIFA Sports Medicine Diploma Osteopathic Manipulations StickMobility Master Trainer UKAD Advisor

Robert Crowley

doctor of chiropractic

Dr. Robert Crowley is originally from Chicago, IL USA. He grew up playing baseball, American football, and Soccer (football). In his teens he discovered the barbell and began competing in bodybuilding.

After receiving treatment from a Chiropractor for a lower back injury he decided to become a Chiropractor.

In 1998 he completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2002 he completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic at National University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Crowley practiced in the United States for 5 years and 12 years in the UK. In the USA he served as a Clinic Director in an interdisciplinary clinic with Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, and Physical Therapists. From 2008 he has practiced in the UK. Currently, he works in private practice inside CrossFit Gain in Norwich, where he is also a Crossfit Coach. He is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and the European Chiropractic Union. He is a Level 1 CrossFit Coach and Level 1 British Weightlifting Coach.

Robert also is a Senior Rocktape Instructor with Rocktape UK, teaching Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) courses, Movement Specialist, RockPods Myofascial Cupping and RockBlades IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation) courses. From 2014 he has worked within an inter-disciplinary team in Athlete Services at CrossFit Games Meridian Regionals, serving as Clinical Lead from 2015-2017.

Robert is also a competitive Masters CrossFit athlete. he can be found competing at various CrossFit events across the UK. Robert offers a unique perspective as a manual therapist, coach, and athlete. He believes in teaching his patients about their condition and what the body is capable of, providing an evidence-informed manual treatment, ultimately aiding them in moving in a meaningful way. Ultimately, once his patients understand pain, they are well on the way to making important changes to reduce the pain and move better in sport and life.