I’ve been working with Heather since 2012. Her mentoring, treatment techniques and strength & conditioning (S&C) knowledge have been fundamental in helping me improve and achieve my ultimate goal to play football at professional level. Ever since turning pro and moving to the US, I have relied even more on Heather’s expertise, and the results I have had speak volumes as to how incredible she is.
Heather helped me make the physical jump from college to professional level in order to compete and also to become one of the best in my team. Last season my counter movement jump numbers, that usually decrease further into the season (due to fatigue), increased as a result of Heather’s work on hip stability rehab – the rest of the team’s numbers decreased. Another great consequence of working with Heather was the lack of injuries. Although I played every minute of every game, and as a centre midfielder, covering the most ground week in week out (confirmed via stats), unlike many teammates, I remained injury free throughout the whole year.
During the last off season I set a goal of decreasing my body fat percentage. Heather sent me for blood tests and, based on the results, she put together a nutrition plan and S&C programme. I went from 18% in November 2019 to 10.8% in March 2020. My body looked very different, I became very lean, quicker on the pitch and a lot stronger – I was able to lift heavier weights and weighed less than I did before!
The only thing I wish I could change is the distance – I am based in the US and Heather is in the UK. The distance didn’t stop her from helping me resolve an Achilles tendon issue thanks to her diagnosis via Facetime. She was able to identify that the issue was caused by an imbalance in the other leg – within a few weeks of performing her specific rehab exercises I was pain free.
I always visit Heather during the off season when I fly back to the UK. She is an unbelievable resource that has made a significant and positive impact on my football career. She is without doubt the best in the business that I have come across, both in the UK and the US and, to top it all off, she is an incredible person.
Professional Football Player Midfielder, Tormenta FC, USA