Brian Cole. BSc (Hons), BOst (Hons), MA (cert), STA, Adv DiP ST, Adv DiP SM.
As a Royal Marine Commando with 22 years service, a 3 times National Champion and International athlete and with 9 years as a member of the Great Britain Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon teams, 4 years as the Sports Therapist for the Great Britain team at the World Championships, European Championships, Celtic plate and Commonwealth championships, I have more personal experience of injuries and aches and pains than most!
Having graduated from the University of Oxford, Staffordshire university and the Active Health Group academy in Manchester, I am now a fully affiliated member of Balens and the Sports Therapy Organisation. I recently undertook a masters degree in Osteopathy at Staffordshire University learning new state of the art techniques which will provide you with outstanding and unique treatment.
Senior Sports Therapist, Student Osteopath
As a semi professional footballer for 8 years and having worked with Latchford Rugby Club and Warrington Wolves professional Rugby Club I have had and seen many injuries. Having graduated from Active Health Acadamy in Manchester I am now a fully qualified with an advanced Level 5 Sports Therapy and Remedial Therapy qualification and a fully affiliated member of Sports Therapy Organisation. Having treated professional footballers and Rugby players, I feel I have the expertise to deliver first class treatment. All our Therapists are CRB checked.
Sports Therapist and Student Osteopath.
From an early age I have been performing in dance shows in theatres across the country. Having sustained many of the common injuries that are prone to dancers, I now have valuable insight on how these injuries occur and what can be done to treat them. I started my career as a massage therapist, then I progressed on to Sports therapy.
I studied at the Active Health Academy in Manchester, acquiring a distinction for Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy. I later followed this up with a qualification in Manipulative Therapy.
I am a member of The Sports Therapy Organisation and I am fully insured with Balens and Westminster – Indemnity. To further develop my skills and knowledge, I am currently studying Osteopathy with College of Osteopaths at Staffordshire University.
Over the years I have participated and competed in many sports including football, golf and athletics. I am a keen runner holding Staffordshire County titles over 800m and 1500m distances and it was my love of running that first introduced to me physiotherapy. Having myself suffered many injuries and visited many physiotherapists over the course of my running career I have gained a vast understanding of sports related injuries.
I am currently studying my final year of Physiotherapy at the University of Keele and hold a Bachelors degree in Sport and Exercise Science and am a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist.
I have always been interested in how the body functions. After playing various sports I have picked up a few aches and pains along the way. With my experience in administration and management, Coles Therapy was in need of a clinic manager to help with the day to day bookings, staff management and much more.
Who We Sponsor
- Ben Gamble – National Marathon Runner
- Will Neil -British Fell Running Champion
- Lucy Holt – Local and national athlete
- Rebecca Harrison -Local and national athlete
- Stoke Ac – u20 Squad
- World Champions Mad Dogs Martial Arts Team