Adrian Edwards MISRM MSMA
Adrian Edwards is our principal tutor – he joined OSSM in 2014. He began his career in the Royal Navy and qualified as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist on leaving. He was a sports massage therapy lecturer for Premier Training for a number of years and worked in professional rugby with the Cornish Pirates as Team Manager and Head Therapist for many years, then as Head Coach and Director of Rugby with Redruth RFC. From 2009 he delivered the Level 2 Gym Instructor course to sixth formers at Redruth Academy as well as taking on the role of pastoral leader for students throughout the school. From 2009-2011 Ady delivered Sports Massage Level 3 courses to graduate physiotherapists at Southampton University.
Throughout his career Ady has continued to see his own patients, either from his home practice or at local clinics, and has made a considerable voluntary contribution within his local community assisting rowing teams and school rugby teams in strength and conditioning and soft tissue therapy treatments.
Dr Andrew Moss PhD MISRM
Andrew is one of our senior tutors. He is a Neuroscientist with 16 years of experience in pain research and 3 years working on chronic inflammatory diseases. He completed his PhD at Edinburgh University before going on to work at University College London (UCL) and Harvard Medical School, and currently works as a group leader in a translational immunology team at the pharmaceutical company UCB.
Andrew runs a selective private clinic in Fleet in Hampshire, but focuses on teaching at OSSM. “Teaching soft tissue therapy is a great passion of mine. I have dedicated most of my career to understanding and treating chronic pain conditions, and sports massage has given me a unique opportunity to work with fantastic people who have often suffered from highly preventable pain conditions related to their sport and/or posture.”
Emily Campbell BSc(Hons) MISRM
Emily is one of our senior tutors, and originally trained with OSSM. Since graduating she has developed her sports therapy skills and knowledge by attending many advanced workshops and mentorships. She takes pride in her professionalism and the level of care given to her patients. She frequently works with both amateur and semi-professional sportsmen and women. Her degree in Sports Science, specialising in Exercise Physiology and Coaching in Sport, has led her to seek out a career in improving the performance of the human body through musculoskeletal manipulation, and soft tissue therapy.
Emily runs a busy massage and sports injuries clinic from Priority 6, her Crossfit Box and gym (www.priority6.co.uk). She also coaches some crossfit and remedial exercise classes. She is a keen athlete in her own right having completed several marathons, is an avid horse rider, and now focuses on Crossfit-orientated competitions.
Simon Wintle BEd, MISRM, MSMA
Simon Wintle is one of our senior tutors. Sport has played a central part in his life – he swam at national level, competed in the World Triathlon Championships at both standard and long course distances, and played rugby for the Navy and Combined Services, as well as trials for Wales at U21. Following a 20-year career as a PE teacher and coach, in 2012 he started his soft tissue therapy training with OSSM. Simon now runs a thriving clinic in Cheltenham, treating a wide range of clients. He has worked with premiership rugby players, looks after two international squash players and provides soft tissue therapy for Andy Cook Cycling Camps in Majorca. He has experience working in professional women’s cycling and is currently looking after eight GB age group triathletes.
Liz Soames PGDip SEM BSc (Hons) MISRM MSMA
Liz is one of our senior tutors. She began her career studying Exercise Science, focusing on behavioural change and exercise adherence. She went on to work freelance as an exercise specialist combining the more remedial aspect of exercise with soft tissue therapy, working with both amateur and semi-professional sportsmen. She began lecturing in sports massage therapy and exercise in 2002 with Premier Training and went on to develop an interest and aptitude for soft tissue therapy in performance sport. She is now a soft tissue and musculoskeletal therapist and works with elite athletes in high performance sport across the UK. To date this has taken her to various international sporting events including the Paralympic Games in Beijing, the World Youth Games in Italy, the European Junior Championships in Serbia and the UKA high altitude training camp in Kenya. Liz also runs her own clinic, Workingbodies, based in Towcester, so is able to combine her passion for sport and teaching with continued hands-on work helping clients achieve their goals in health and wellbeing.
Jason has dedicated his life to health and fitness, with over 25 years of experience in the gym. He spent 5 years working for Premier Training International as Programme Manager for the Fitness Trainer Award and Advanced Personal Training qualifications. He was also the inspiration behind Premier’s Personal Training Solutions department and the designer of their revolutionary WEB conditioning and flexibility training systems. Jason has presented his concepts and principles at the top fitness conventions in the country (Fitpro and Multitrax UK) and at numerous club chains around the world. For many years he was also the fitness expert and regular contributor to Men’s Fitness and other industry publications.
Paul Turner MSMA MISRM
Paul is the founding director of the Oxford School of Sports Massage. He is an experienced sports massage and sports therapy lecturer. He started his career in the Royal Marines, then worked exclusively in professional football between 1994 and 2001, after which he lectured in sports massage and sports therapy as a Programme Manager for Premier Training International. Paul is also a qualified podiatrist.