Arron Benstead is a Sports Rehabilitator/Sports Therapist and also the owner of Back 2 Best Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic.
He qualified back in 2002 with a Degree in Sports Therapy and in 2015 completed further study 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, he is a fully qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer and level 4 Strength and Conditioning Coach.
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 gain a host of different clinical skills such as, Advanced Medical Acupuncture, FMT Rockpods, Kinesiology Taping, IASTM, Shockwave Therapy and Osteopathic mobilisation/manipulation. He combines this approach with a very strong and evidence based 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. Arron has provided therapy to many local semi – professional football clubs and is currently the Head of Medical at Royston Football Club in the Southern Premier League.
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 contact related injuries form football through to MMA.
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. He is comfortable working with a range of conditions and has had great success in managing the older adult with degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and has competently managed many pregnant ladies who are suffering with Pelvic Girdle Pain, as well as helping them recover with post natal rehab.
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 and not working in football, he can still be found diving between the sticks of a local football team or standing on the sidelines to help his son and friends enjoy football as much as he has/does.
Kieran graduated from the University of Kent in 2012 as a Graduate Sport Therapist. Since then he has been working in the health and fitness industry to maintain a great knowledge of biomechanics alongside his clinical hours with clients. If Kieran feels there is a need for more research into an injury or body part, he will do so to bring the best quality treatment to his clients. In his experience over the years he has managed to build the perfect formula for all common injuries and how to manage them back to health.
He has a keen eye for positional faults or gait imbalances in training 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.
Kierans’ main focus targets tendon based injuries; these are the injuries that tend to linger for long periods and can give a nasty ache in the mornings or at rest. In Addition to working with sports people, Kieran has had experience in treating a host of conditions covering M.E., M.S., depression, persistent headache, sciatica, plantar fasciitis and many more.
Kieran’s clinical skill set involves various techniques including MET and STR, kinesio-taping, dry needling, strength and conditioning tailored to your daily life and hobbies, shockwave therapy, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, 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, Diving, 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
Outside of work, Kieran has a keen interest in keeping active in a variety of different ways involving running, badminton and regular gym training. Alongside that, he wil always try to involve himself with local clubs or events to try and bring a face to his name.
For the last four years Abbie has worked for the Concord Rangers Football Club providing pitch side first aid and clinical injury analysis and rehabilitation. Abbie was promoted to head Sports Therapist of Concord Rangers Football Club in October 2018 and has successfully contributed to a reduction of injuries and improved return to play timeframes.
Previously she has also volunteered at the London marathon, Halsted half marathon as well as smaller local events providing post event sports massage.
Abbie has a keen interest in manual therapy and hopes to develop her skill set in this area in the upcoming years. In addition to attaining her recent qualification in Shockwave Therapy, Abbie has plans to extend her professional port-folio with pregnancy massage, manipulations, acupuncture and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation. She is also enthusiastic to learn and keep up to date with the latest rehabilitation research to use on her clients to help them in their recovery. She does this through regular CPD both in house and externally and is always researching to find the best and most effective ways to better improve her patients outcomes.
Outside of work Abbie likes to relax and keep fit by attending the gym, and participating in Pilates.
Ben Croxford, Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) HCPC MCSP
Ben brings a wealth of experience across multiple disciplines of medicine and clinical practice to patients at Back2Best. Ben is a qualified and HCPC registered Physiotherapist. He currently works in Pharmaceutical Science as well as being a Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist in the NHS leading on the treatment of acute respiratory disease.
Ben graduated from Bournemouth University in 2014 and has since held roles as a physiotherapist across neurology, amputee rehabilitation and paediatrics. As well as being passionate about Sports Science, what Ben brings to Back2Best is his expertise in rehabilitation of acute/chronic neurological conditions, acute medical rehab, and paediatric (children’s) medicine.
Pilates exercises may be performed on the revolutionary ‘Reformer’ machine and other specifically designed Pilates equipment such as the arc barrel and vertical frame. Classes will be designed specifically for the client’s requirements, ability and posture type.
Sports Massage will be available to compliment any sports activity and rehabilitation program. Attending regular treatments
will help prevent tight muscles which are ineffective at absorbing shock and therefore lack efficiency.
I will also be offering Holistic Massage therapy for treatment of a more relaxing kind, both mind and body. Treatments will offer a therapeutic experience in a warm, safe and comfortable environment.
Over the years I have studied and qualified in other movement modalities including Yoga and efficient running coaching which, if required, will be incorporated in the exercise programs I design. My knowledge and expertise help me with my own personal goals as a marathon runner and fitness enthusiast.