Clinical Director Maria founded SSIC in 2012 after years of working in a variety of elite sport and private clinics. Maria felt that the care that both normal clients and athletes received was inconsistent and often poor. Maria wanted to develop a Clinic that not only cared and understood, but could develop exceptional diagnostic skills and superb manual skills, with not a machine in sight. Maria has worked loyally with Wigan Warriors Rugby League team for many years and is now a Consultant Sports Therapist to the Team, the first in Rugby League.
This has also led her to work, and continue to work with England Rugby League. Along with Wigan Warriors and England, Maria has worked as Head of Medical Services at Lymm Rugby Union and InterFootball Academy. Maria also continues to work with Professional Runners, Cyclists, Boxers and Triathletes. Maria's speciality is in Ultra Endurance Events such as multi day marathons and Ironman events. Maria's favorite areas of treatment are the Shoulder, Neck and Ankle and she continues to develop her skills in the Mulligan Concept.
Maria Stansfield MSST MSc BSc (Hons) - Clinical Director of SSIC
Gus joined the SSIC Team in 2014 as a highly experienced Consultant Therapist. Gus worked as Head Therapist at Bamber Bridge Football Club for over 6 years. Gus continues to work with Blackburn Hawks Ice Hockey Team, England Rugby League, Wigan Warriors and Sydney Roosters RFL Team whilst they were in the UK for the World Club Challenge. Gus is Clinical Director of SSIC's Sister Clinic Performa Therapy in Leyland. Maria and Gus combined the SSIC and Performa Therapy Clinics in 2015 to allow our Clients to experience the exceptional service that they deserve.
Gus's favourite area of treatment is the Spine and he continues to develop his skills in myofascial release.
Gus Muncaster MSST BSc (Hons) - Consultant Therapist
Steph joined the SSIC Team in 2015 and now works as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator.
After 7 years working in Fitness, Personal Training and Exercise Prescription, Steph realised she excelled in Injury Management. Steph went on to study for her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Rehabilitation at the University of Bolton. Steph is now a fully qualified member of BASRaT.
Steph also works at our partnership team Wigan Warriors Rugby League as Academy Sports Rehabilitator and at Blackburn Rovers Football Club Academy Team. Steph is our go to Clinician for Childhood and Adolescent athlete injuries and deformities. Steph has worked at the British Transplant Games, multiple 10K events and managed the Hell of a Hill 5 Day Marathon Challenge this year.
Steph also has a keen interest in MMA and her favourite areas of treatment are the Shoulder and Knee.
Steph Harper - Graduate Sports Rehabilitators
Jonny joined the team in 2015. Jonny is our Graduate Sports Rehabilitator and a fully insured member of BASRaT. Jonny graduated from the University of Bolton with a first class Bachelor of Science with honours degree in Sport Rehabilitation. Jonny also works with the Clinic's partnership team Wigan Warriors as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator for the Academy and Scholarship team. Jonny is currently studying for his Masters of Science in Sports Injury Rehabilitation at the University of Salford.
The main bulk of Jonny’s sporting experience is in professional Rugby League, working with teams such as; Wigan Warriors, Salford Red Devils and London Broncos. His favourite areas of treatment are the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint as he continues to develop his skills in Spinal mobilisations.
Jonny Collier - Graduate Sports Rehabilitators
Adam founded SSIC in 2012 with Clinical Director Maria. Adam is an RICS Chartered Surveyor in Commercial Property. Adam has a vast array of experience in Business Management and Development. Adam's business experience includes major high street banks and corporate clients. Adam continues to assist in the development, management and marketing of SSIC. Adam participates in Cycling and Running, following a love of Golf and a handicap of 5.
Adam is a member of Lancashire Road Club and has recently been asked to join the BodyTorq Racing Team.
Adam Westwell MRICS BSc (Hons) - Business Coordinator