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Margaret & Tish Elphick
I started therapy with Dave 2 years ago. My daughter wanted to see a sports therapist
as she was getting pain in her shins when running, so I thought I would give it a try, really not
expecting it to help.
I was hit by a car in my early twenties with consequent
damage and when I reached 40 things were starting to get very difficult. The main problem has been muscle spasms from
my lower back to my shoulders, very stiff painful neck and bubble type lumps
under the skin on my sides that were extremely painful.
Over the years I have tried doctors, Chiropractic’s, pain
killers but nothing has made a long term improvement.
So, my first visit to Dave was an experience I will
remember, whilst painful it was not the same type of pain as the muscle spasms.
Afterwards, the muscles in my back were very
tender but the spasms had stopped and I could move my head, a little more than
I could, to look sideways which is very
helpful when driving.
After 6 months I felt I had about 65% of my life back, I was
more mobile, sometimes uncomfortable and occasionally the muscle spasms
returned for short periods but I was able to deal with these better and Dave
was able to help if it became bad.
Now 2 years later I still see Dave about every 6 weeks to stay at my best. The damage from the car accident is still
there but I have freedom of movement and what I would suspect are normal aches
and pains. I am able to walk my dogs, carefully work on my allotment, DIY, work
full time and soon be a grandma.
I am very grateful to Dave for making it possible for me to
have my life back. I wish him the best in the world.
Masters Cyclocross World Champion 60-65 age group, 2 times
Masters Cyclocross National Champion 9 times
I was first treated by Dave 2 years ago (2015) on the recommendation of a friend.
am a Bicycle Racer specializing in a branch of the sport called Cyclo
Cross. Its off road, muddy fields and tracks and sometimes you have to
run carrying your bike, my races are 40minutes to 1 hour duration, so
its pretty tough on the whole body. Pre season I train 6 days a week,
sometimes 3 sessions a day. During the racing season, September to
February I compete every Saturday and Sunday, training during the week.
am retired from work so race and train full time. I've been racing
bikes since I was 10 years old (had a few years off in that time). I'm
now 65 years old and still racing.
had lots of massage, physio, oesteopath treatments over the years and
can honestly say Dave is THE BEST massage I've ever been treated by.
of Daves work on me is to relieve trigger points or knots. He is
incredibly intuitive at finding and fixing underlining problems.
the past I've had sleepless nights due to knots and cramps, Daves
treatment has completely stopped that happening. After each session I
have an amazing feeling of wellbeing.
a result of my sport and advancing years I will never be completely
free of knots, aches etc. but having Dave treat me every 3 to 5 weeks
enables me to enjoy what I do and recover between training and racing.
Dave works wonders on my overworked legs. 90 minutes of it hurts so good
pain and I have a new set of legs! Maintaining suppleness and good
range of motion is key in pursuit of my goals in the sport. I can't
thank Dave enough and am so grateful for his support. Dave has healing
TV Journalist and Actor
had massages for over 30 years, Dave Harper has to be one of the best
therapists, it has been my good fortune to be treated by Dave. My job can be
stressful and physically
demanding, Dave is a good medicine.