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Soft Tissue Therapists support GB Athletes on their Road2Rio

Muscle Balance is very pround to be a part of this brilliant initiative conceived and promoted by our governing body the Sports Massage Association. We will be offereing 50% discounts on treatments for unfunded GB athletes aiming for Rio. This discount is available at my home clinic and at Head2Toe Physio in Crawley.

The Sports Massage Association, the Professional Association for Sports Massage Therapists and Soft Tissue Therapists in the UK, is offering tangible support for unfunded British Athletes on the run up to next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.

The SMA has created a register on its website where athletes can access the details of members who have signed up to be part of the SMA Road2Rio Sponsorship Programme. Members across the country will be offering athletes discounts of up to 50% from their normal treatment fee. Find the directory here at

As we know our very top athletes benefit from funding which includes medical, physical therapy and coaching support, however athletes further down the pecking order can find themselves in a very difficult situation having to almost entirely self-fund. This initiative, the first of its kind to be launched on a national basis, will allow athletes access to physical therapy at affordable prices.

The initiative has already received considerable support from athletes and coaches across all sports. “For as many athletes that are on funding and receiving medical support there are plenty more busting a gut that are no longer part of the programme or not quite there yet that still harbour realistic ambitions of making championships and representing their country” Tom Parsons, British High Jumper

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