Gary Newbould



BSc (Hons), VTCT LV 4 Sports Massage MSMA, MSTO, MFMPA, CNHC

Hi I’m Gary Newbould Sports Therapist at Sheffield Sports Medicine.

Born in Sheffield I was educated at King Edward VII School before obtaining my Under Graduate Degree at the University of Reading.

I have always been interested in Sport having played football for my school and University. I have for many years had an interest in martial arts and have practised kickboxing, Shotokan Karate Judo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu. A number of years ago at a Jiu Jitsu grading I suffered a dislocation and fracture of my shoulder. I was out of action from sport for in the order of 6 months and the rehab to get my range of movement and strength back in my shoulder was intense but I followed the programme and made a good recovery. Since that time my interest in musculo- skeletal issues has grown.

I have Level 3 and 4 Qualifications in Sports Massage and I am approaching the end of a Level 5 Higher Diploma Course in Sports Therapy.

I provide the following services: -

Sports Massage 

Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person who is regularly involved in physical activity.  Soft tissue includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Sports massage is performed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue caused from strenuous and repetitive physical activity and trauma.  Sports massage prior to and post exercise may enhance performance, assist recovery and prevent injury. Gary is Qualified to Level 4 Sports Massage.

Sports Therapy 

Sports Therapy involves the assessment and treatment of injuries and the planning and implementation of appropriate rehabilitation programmes.

The following are some of the issues I regularly see: -

Back Pain


Hamstring Strains

Rotator Cuff Problems

Shin Splints

Calf Strains

Runners Knee 

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology Tape is the brightly coloured tape you may have seen on athletes.

It is used to assist in the healing of damaged tissue by supporting the joints and muscles without causing restriction to the range of movement. This enables patients and athletes to continue training or competing while they recover from injury. Kinesiology tape is applied over and around the muscles and joints and the amount of stretch applied to the tape can be varied.

 It is felt that the alternating ridges of adhesive on the back of the tape create a pressure differential in the tissues under the tape, which in theory will allow the tape to interact with pain receptors blood vessels and the lymphatic system to assist in relieving pain and reducing the inflammation. 

Gary is trained in the application of Kinesiology tape which he considers is another useful tool to supplement other means of therapy.


Joint Mobilisations are skilled passive movements of the articular surfaces performed by a physical therapist to decrease pain or increase joint mobility

Gary is trained in Maitland Mobilisations of both peripheral and spinal joints

Areas of Interest

Particular interests of mine are football, martial arts and running.

Having previously worked with Peterborough United Football Club, I am currently working on a part time basis as a Soft Tissue Therapist at Lincoln City Football Club in Sky Bet Football League 2 covering training sessions and match days.

Professional Accreditations & Memberships

Football Medical Performance Association (FMPA)

Sports Massage Association (SMA)

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Sports Therapy Organisation (STO)