FIELDS: Dip Sports Therapy, Dip Sports and Remedial Massage, Dip Clinical Hypnotherapist and Myofascial Release Specialist
Ruth was the winner of the Camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award for the Industry in 2014 and is the author of ‘A Hands On Guide to Myofascial Release’ published by Human Kinetics the same year.
Ruth specialises in myofascial release and has been in clinical practice for 16 years as well as teaching myofascial release for over 12 years.
Her own myofascial training includes the work of John F. Barnes, Thomas Myers and Erik Dalton. She has also studied functional rehabilitation approaches as a major component of her Sports Therapy diploma as well as through Functional Movement Systems training (FMS) with Gray Cook. Through her training and extensive experience, Ruth has developed an integration of valuable fascial and connective tissue approaches and functional fascial rehabilitation and self care modalities. She has also expanded her knowledge and understanding of anatomy and biomechanics by attending many human dissection workshops with Julian baker and Gil Hedley.
Ruth is also trained in neuromuscular approaches (trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and positional release) as well as spinal manipulation, medical acupuncture, sports massage and sports taping and integrates these approaches into her treatments when necessary.
Ruth is a committee member for The British Fascia Symposium and delivered the introductory lecture on fascia at the first symposium in 2014. She also presented a poster on a myofascial clinical trial she undertook at the 4th International Fascia Research Congress in Washington in 2015. Ruth has a regular stand at the national Camexpo trade show at Olympia London where she also delivers workshops and lectures. She has also delivered lectures and workshops at the Holistic Health show, the FHT annual training conference and the Massage Training Institute (MTI) annual conference.
Over the past 12 years she has written numerous articles for the Massage World magazine, International Therapist (FHT), Sportex, the magazine for the Scottish Massage Therapy Organisation and for Choice Health and Wellbeing.