Cheltenham Town have strengthened their relationship with the Lansdown Clinic in Stroud, guaranteeing top class chiropractic treatment.
The partnership was initially developed by former clinic director Richard Brown and his successor Tara Marwaha has continued to provide an invaluable consultancy service.
The Lansdown Clinic was established in 1991 and has since developed into a multi-disciplined facility, including three chiropractors, a sports therapist, a podiatrist and a massage therapist.
There are six Pilates classes there per week and plans to install a personal trainer on site to further expand the range of services on offer.
“We do a bit of everything here and we are a sports clinic, helping a range of athletes including marathon runners, rowers and motocross riders as well as footballers,” Tara, who joined the clinic in 2013, said.
“I have been seeing Cheltenham Town players regularly and it’s all going well so far.
“The idea is for us to add another tool to the box for Ian Weston (Robins senior sports therapist).
“The aim is to keep the players functioning at optimum level, with fine tuning in order to prevent injuries which can occur if niggles, aches and pains are not treated.
“Footballers’ knees, ankles and hips come under a lot of pressure and we will be checking over new players, giving them a screening to reveal any weaknesses which may be present.”
Tara is a graduate of the University of South Wales, where she trained at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.
She has gone on to achieve a post graduate certificate in patient management.
“It’s been about a year since I took over as clinic director and Richard Brown was mentoring me until he left in November,” she said.
“We are now keen to become even more involved with the football club and build on the good work that has been done over the years.”
Any Robins fan in need of sports therapy can take advantage of a 20 per cent discount by quoting ‘Cheltenham Town’ when booking.