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Monique Boorman - Registered Graduate Sports Therapist BSc (Hons)

monique boormanMonique Boorman - Registered Graduate Sports Therapist BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Medicine PGDip, MSc Student PHICIS Level 2

Monique qualified with a 1st class BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation from the University of Kent in 2012. Since graduating Monique has worked in both private practice and within multitude of sports environments.

Head of the medical team for Thanet Wanderers RUFC for 5 years, Monique is responsible for the management and treatment of all 1st team and senior injuries that range from pitch side sports trauma to chronic overuse complaints. Monique has also completed a placement at Saracens RUFC, is head of the medical team for Kent Rugby, and is head of the medical team for the TSC Academy across South East Kent.

Striving for best practice and applying an evidence-based approach, Monique is able to provide a wide range of manual therapy skills and sports specific rehabilitation strategies, to ensure the most efficient treatment in order to help patients return to function as quickly as possible.

Dedicated to CPD, Monique is currently studying for her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine with the University of South Wales and hopes to graduate in March 2021. Attending conferences, workshops, and courses, Monique is able to ensure the highest standards of patient care specialising in musculoskeletal medicine.

Special Interest in:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal pain and injury
  • Biomechanics
  • Pain and injury rehabilitation
  • Injury prevention strategies
  • Manual therapy
  • Post-operative rehabilitation

Injury Prevention For Running

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A large number of people are beginning their training plans for the marathon. Often we see a significant increase of running injuries in late March and early April, around the time people are reaching their peak distances in their training. This blog post explains why people brake down from injury and what they can do to avoid this.

Osteopathy, Physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports injury, margate, broadstairs, ramsgate, running

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Alexander Pouros BSc (Hons.) - Registered Osteopath

alex pourosAlexander Pouros, company director of Momentum Healthcare in Thanet, Kent, has background from the fitness industry when he first qualified with a diploma in fitness instruction and sports therapy in 2002, initially working in GYMs as an instructor and personal trainer. 2 years later he decided to train as an Osteopath to allow him to develop his skills and understanding in treating a number of musculo-skeletal complaints and completed the 5 year degree program 2009.

Over the course of the last 17 years Alex has developed his understanding in a number of different areas. Initially including core stability training and nutrition and weight management during his fitness career as a personal trainer, as well as treating sports injuries and soft tissue injuries in his early career as a sports therapist. His training in Osteopathic medicine developed his skills as a therapist and allowed him to progress a better understanding on how the body works and how it becomes injured, improving his treatment practices in addressing a wide range of complaints from spinal pain and sports injuries to joint pain and repetitive strain injuries. During his training he continued to practice as a sports therapist within the Thanet area (Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Margate), under the clinic name of Alexander Pouros. It was in 2012 that Alexander Pouros became The Spine and Sports Injury Clinic (SSi).

Throughout his career he developed in a number of roles, being pitch side for 1st Team Whitstable football club as the physical therapist, supporting the Herne Bay Race For Life event by providing sports massage and injury advice, and supporting the International Volleyball Margate Masters by providing sports massage and injury first aid and advice. He has also continued to develop a range of skills including; training in electrotherapy to allow the delivery of therapeutic ultrasound, completing courses in modern acupuncture providing dry needling, sports taping courses so that sports taping can be used to aid recovery and allow sports people to return to activity that bit quicker.

After Alex had been working with Monique Boorman in various capacities for a number of years it was clear they both shared similar views on how to deliver high level patient care, as well as holding similar views on the ethical delivery of treatment. Now that they’d both developed successful clinical practices within the Thanet area, combining forces to be able to draw on each others strengths and develop a bigger and better practice is what led to this exciting new chapter in their careers. In October 2019 Momentum Healthcare began, based on excellent patient care, expert diagnostic ability, and clear and detailed rehabilitation plans.

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