Soft Tissue Therapy

To perform at their best, athletes need the best care ‘behind the scenes.’ The VIS Soft Tissue Therapy team is the secret weapon that many VIS athletes rely on to keep them feeling fresh, relaxed and ready to perform.


The Soft Tissue Therapy team are highly skilled at utilising massage, and some manual therapy, in an individualised approach to help each athlete recover quickly from intense training or competition, and be ready to go again and again.

How Soft Tissue Therapy helps our athletes

Massage is a key tool in an elite athlete’s arsenal. 

Massage has the potential to help:

  • Improve recovery 
  • Reduce muscle tension 
  • Assist mobility around specific joints, or in general movement patterns 
  • Aid relaxation and benefit mood

VIS Soft Tissue Therapy Team

Steve Hawkins 

Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist and VIS Physiotherapy and Soft Tissue Therapy Lead

Gillian Niven 

Soft Tissue Therapist

Emily Athanasiou 

Soft Tissue Therapist

Anne Davies

Soft Tissue Therapist

How to book 

Please note the VIS Soft Tissue Therapy department does not offer private consultation to non-VIS athletes. 

Appointments are available on most days, and can be organised via VIS reception, on 94250000

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