MSc, BSc (Hons) Sp Sci, Adv Dip ST, Dip SM.
Gina began treating injuries in 2006 after completing a Sports Therapy Advanced Diploma from the Active Health Group in Manchester. She then went on to complete a Sports Science Degree with Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012 and a Masters Degree, with Distinction, in Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter University in 2013.
Prior to retraining Gina worked in the events industry for 12 years, working as a technical production manager for live events. Health problems caused her to change industries and having been an avid sports-woman since childhood, she wanted to be able to provide the same level of injury treatment to recreational athletes that the professionals receive.
Gina initially worked around the Bristol area at various clinics including Bristol University Sports Centre and The Medical, before starting her own clinic in Portishead. On meeting her husband, they joined forces to provide a full multidisciplinary clinic in Portishead. Gina has worked with professional athletes, having spent 4 years working at the High Performance centre in Bath with international elite level Judo players. She has also worked at various Rugby clubs locally including Gordano, Weston and Exeter Chiefs.
Gina enjoys a variety of sports. She has a 1st Dan Black Belt in Goju Ryu karate, in which she teaches a junior club in Portishead. She is an avid kayaker, enjoying sea kayaking along the coast with her husband and she has recently taken up archery. As a child Gina played hockey, swimming and athletics at a competitive level.
Gina is particularly interested in working with people with complex long-term health problems, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis etc and hopes to be able to provide help with their pain, exercise and lifestyle to improve their daily life.
MSc Sport and Health Science - Exeter University
(passed with Distinction) 2013
Physical Activity and Mental Health
Physical Activity in the prevention and treatment of Chronic Diseases
Paediatric Exercise and Health
Dissertation: The effect of aerobic exercise on attentional control levels in adolescent children.
BSc (Hons) Sports Science
Manchester Metropolitan University - 2012
Level 5 Advanced Diploma Sports Therapy
Active Health Group - 2006
Level 4 Diploma Sports Massage
Active Health Group - 2006
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management
Weight Management Centre - 2012
Gina is a BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner
C.H.E.K - Scientific Core Conditioning - 2007
C.H.E.K - Primal Movement Patterns - 2007
Spine injury Management in sport - 2008
Shoulder Joint Examination - 2009
Peak Sporting Performance
Safeguarding and Protecting children - 2010
Sports Coach UK
Mobilisation of the nervous system - 2010
Level 3 Diploma in Pathology - 2011 - Essential Training Solutions
C.H.E.K.- Advanced Swiss Ball Training for Rehabilitation - 2012 CHEK institute
Childhood Obesity - 2012 - HENRY
Gina is a member of the following organisations: