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James Curtis

BSc (Hons) Sports therapy and injury rehabilitation

James Curtis is eager bring his skills in sports therapy and massage to Swissphysio. He was first drawn to massage therapy when he was 17 and he decided, that he wanted to aid people with injuries using a ‘hands on’ approach. This, combined with his love of sports and exercise, lead him to pursue sports therapy.


James is qualified through the Open University based in Teesside. He built up his experience working pitch-side for college home team football matches and in the clinic. His goal is to reduce discomfort in everyday life. You are going to leave happy and functional, with relaxed muscles, free joints, and improved mobility. Whether your aim is relaxation or rehabilitation, James works to ensure your needs are met to a high, professional standard.

James enjoys working on those getting back to sport and exercise. Since he  has these same personal interests, he is aware,  how frustrating it can be to have to stop doing the things you enjoy. His favourite area to work on is the back; he finds it particularly interesting and challenging. This is because the back characterises the holistic approach.  The part of the body that is causing discomfort is attached to so many other facets, and each must be explored in order to provide proper treatment to the whole of the client.


James specialises in Swedish massage and deep tissue work, using instrument assisted and cupping when appropriate. He likes to approach each injury or problem as a puzzle to be solved, using the relevant information and testing to determine the cause of the issue, and then treat that cause effectively and directly.

 A typical rehabilitation session might include:
  • Taking a thorough medical history
  • Analysis of posture and gait
  • Massage and joint mobilisation
  • Stretching and prescribed exercise

What does James like

He spends the majority of his spare time in the gym, where he trains 5-6 days a week. With a particular interest in strongman and bodybuilding competitions, he watches and supports the athletes as often as he can. James also enjoys painting to wind down, and whenever possible, he meets with his friends to paint together.