Our Team

Arron Benstead

Arron Benstead is a Sports Rehabilitator/Sports Therapist and also the owner of Back 2 Best Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic.

He qualified back in 2002 with a Degree in Sports Therapy and recently studied further at Middlesex University in the area of Sports Rehabilitation.

As well of the above qualifications, he has a Level 5 Diploma in Sports Massage which is the highest possible qualification in this field in the UK and is a fully qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Arron prides himself on providing an up to date, evidence based approach to help keep people active and rehabilitate them in the safest way possible.

He does this by regularly updating his knowledge with outstanding CPD.

He regularly travels up and down the country to attend courses delivered by clinical experts who are leaders in their relevant field.

Arron has a real keen interest in manual therapy, which has led him to train in Medical Acupunture and Osteopathic mobilisation/manipulation. He combines this approach with a very strong emphasis on Exercise rehabilitation to further aid people that visit the clinic.

Since graduating, Arron has been fortunate enough to work in partnership with professional football clubs such as Cambridge United and Barnet Football Club. He has also worked with the under 21 and colts teams of Saracens RFU. In addition to this, he has provided therapy to many local semi – professional football clubs.

Previously he has also worked at both London and Brighton Marathon, UK Volleyball Championships, Mixed Martial Arts Events and both Outlaw and Ironman Triathlon events.

Arron has a real keen interest in the rehabilitation of runners and triathletes and has worked hard to build up strong relationships with local clubs. Through his experience of working in Football, he is also very tuned in to the rehabilitation of people with football related injuries.

As well as working with sports people, he is also very keen in helping to reduce the pain/dysfunction in people who aren’t as active. More recently, he has improved his skill set in learning how to competently manage pregnant ladies who are suffering with Pelvic Girdle Pain, as well as helping them recover post birth.

Outside of work, Arron likes to keep fit by attending the gym and running on a regular basis.

At weekends when he’s not with his family, he can still be found diving between the sticks of a local amateur football team.

Ben Croxford

Ben is a Chartered Physiotherapist and graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) from Bournemouth University. He currently specialises in both Neurology (spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease etc.) and Paediatrics (children’s medicine). The majority of his experience has come from working within the NHS as a Senior Physiotherapist gaining experience and training from world-leaders in their field at national conferences and seminars. Additionally he possesses a passion for sports injury having previously worked with professional club AFC Bournemouth and numerous local semi-professional outfits.

Ben practices in a way that is at the forefront of the latest research to ensure that the treatment provided is clinically proven to be the most effective and safest way to approach your recovery without risking re-injury. This can be through a range of manually assisted therapies, exercise prescription and neuro-rehabilitation principles.

In his spare time Ben is a keen motorcyclist, musician and also plays for a local amateur football side.

Kieran Mote

Kieran graduated from the University of Kent in 2012. Since graduating he has been working in the health and fitness industry to maintain a great knowledge of movement and biomechanics.

He has a keen eye for issues or abnormalities in a person’s posture which can be a wonderful asset to fixing the pain you may be suffering from on a daily basis. A lot of us choose to live with their niggles but that isn’t the case, where there’s a problem, there’s a solution.

My main focus revolves around athletes and bringing them back to full fitness from MMA fighters to marathon runners. In Addition to working with sports people, Kieran has had experience in treating a host of conditions which has enabled him to help people recover from a wide range of problems, including neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy) and depression.

Kieran’s clinical skill set involves various techniques including MET and STR,  kinesio-taping, postural re-education, strength and conditioning, and sports rehabilitation to enable a rapid and safe return to activity.

Kieran is constantly reaching in different directions of the sports world, getting a first-hand knowledge of every sport.  His particular areas of expertise are in Running, Badminton, Golf, Swimming, Cycling and Combat sports

He has been fortunate enough to attend multiple events over the years covering a range of activities. Some of these are:

  • The modern pentathlon world championships
  • HARP 24 running event, attending every year since 2013
  • Brazilian Ju Jitsu open competitions
  • Aiding in athletes running the London marathon in multiple therapy events, more recently with Havens Hospices

Since graduating, Kieran was very fortunate to develop a connection with a local well-known runner, Adam Hickey, who is striving to make running his profession.  Kieran wanted to show his support and decided to sponsor him. Adam has previously run for team GB at European and world cross country championships, and continues to race in national championship events with a goal to reach the Olympic track event.

Outside of work, Kieran has a keen interest in keeping active in a variety of different ways and also likes to try his hand at the odd game of poker!

Gary Pepper

Gary Pepper is a fully qualified and registered Osteopath.

Before qualifying as an Osteopath, he worked both in the construction industry and in an office environment which has given him first-hand experience of the different types of strains our bodies go through on a day to day basis.

Gary always had an interest in the way the body functions and how natural therapeutic techniques can help maintain an optimum level of health for all ages. He has a particular interest in football, running and resistance training, as well as being very clued up on natural health and nutrition.

With this passion for sport and understanding of the body, Gary went on to study the following qualifications.

Two years studying for a Diploma at The Midland School of Massage and Manipulative Therapy.
2000 – 2002
Studying – Anatomy and Physiology, Disease and Manual Therapy from Basic to an Advanced level.

From here, he went onto study for 5 Years at The College of Osteopaths (Middlesex University) and gained a Bsc (Hons) Ost which Qualified him as an Osteopath in 2008. The course also included the study of Natural Therapeutics.
He is now as keen as ever to help people with musculoskeletal pain return to normal function, regardless of their age.

Gary has lots of experience within the musculoskeletal field including, 5 years working in clinics at Borhamwood and Harringey. In addition to working at Back 2 Best, he also runs a successful clinic in Hadleigh and has done for the last 7 years. This experience has enabled him to gain great exposure to treating people of all ages with numerous problems, from joint pain, muscle dysfunction all the way through to problems involving the nervous system.

Osteopathy is an aspect of healthcare that has been in Britain for over 100years. Osteopathy is a Statutory Regulated profession, the same as Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Nursing etc.

This discipline is recognised by the British Medical Association. Osteopaths are experts in Muscle, Joint and Nerve Pain.
Osteopathy is suitable for all age groups. Most patients tend to be sufferers with back pain, neck pain, shoulder, hip and pelvis problems including pain associated with Osteoarthritis.

Osteopaths are very interested in how everything in the body is connected and how it can have a positive or negative effect on their patient’s general health.