The Team

Our team of professionals have over 50 years collective experience helping people with back pain and injuries with exercise-based rehabilitation and sports massage. Your sports therapist will work with you to build a suitable rehabilitation programme and coach and encourage you through the course of your treatment.

Andy Sherlock  Senior Sports Therapist

Andy has been in the fitness industry since 1992 when he began his career in gymnastics coaching.Ady Sherlock sports therapist

He then qualified as a Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist in 1994 and worked as a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor at a Bristol gym. In 2000 Andrew gained his MedX Spinal Rehabilitation qualification from the University of Florida and he started working with back pain sufferers.

In 2007 Andy and his wife Lydia founded Core Strength Studios Ltd. The business started life in a rented room at the gym and has since expanded and now operates from its own studio in the centre of Bristol. Andrew has helped countless people overcome back pain and lead a normal life. The confidence he instils in people is testament to his years of experience and knowledge of the human body, its function and capabilities.


Carolyn Fyfe Sports Massage Therapist/Sports Therapist

Carolyn Fyfe profile

Carolyn has been in the sports and recreation industry since 2002 when she studied Sport Coaching and Exercise Sciences. She went on to gain a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science in 2006 and has been a qualified Sports Massage Therapist since 2007.

Another gymnast, Carolyn competed both nationally and internationally for 15 years before retiring in 2007. Since retiring, she continues to work with Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club as a junior development squad coach, working with young elite athletes.

Carolyn joined us in 2010 and soon went on to gain her spinal rehabilitation certification. She now applies her knowledge and experience to help clients with a variety of injuries through both sports massage and core strength work.


Sally Martin Sports Therapist 

Sally Martin sports therapist

Sally is a certified Stott Pilates Mat Based Instructor, and has been working in the fitness industry since 2002. Coming from a sports therapy and massage background, Sally helps people reduce back pain by mixing principles and techniques for complete body management.

Sally specialises in pain management, strength and conditioning for the over 50’s and firmly believes that age should not be a barrier to exercise, nor should it be a reason that pain cannot be treated. Not just for the treatment of pain, she also helps people get stronger to reduce the risk of injury, falls and joint pain.

More recently Sally has completed an advanced assessment course of the Pelvis and Spine, under the guidance of John Gibbons BSc (OST) at the University of Oxford Sports Complex. This has enabled her to have a more in depth understanding of the areas and identify specific dysfunction within the musculo-skeletal framework.


Marc Adams Sports Therapist 

Marc has 16 years’ experience working as a personal trainer, nutrition and lifestyle coach, energy and body worker. During this time he has had the privilege of learning from some of the best experts in the industry and has been able to integrate their amazing work and knowledge into his own organic/holistic approach.

With his multi-faceted approach, he works with you to identify the power, strength, endurance, flexibility, co-ordination, balance, and stability that are specific to your particular requirements and to develop them.

Marc also works to optimise the body’s recovery through nutritional therapy and optimising the diet to help regenerate the systems and structures which can get broken down when pain or injury occurs.

Marc is passionate about helping people see the ‘bigger picture’ when working with pain, and helping you integrate all aspects of health and movement into your programme to optimise your recovery and enjoy a strong, resilient body.

Ben Andrews Sports Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer

Ben Andrews sports therapist personal trainer

Having been actively involved in a variety of sports from an early age, Ben’s passion for health and fitness soon led to a desire for a greater understanding of the body and how it adapts.

After studying Physical Education at A-Levels, before graduating with a BSc. (Hons.) degree in Sport Science in 2000, Ben travelled to Australia for a year with the objective of challenging himself further by throwing himself out of planes and scuba-diving to earn his respective licences, white water rafting, surfing and generally anything else that got the adrenaline pumping.

In 2001, Ben moved to Bristol, and has been working in the fitness industry for over ten years. His specialities lie in core control, strength training and endurance training, all of which are crucial components in his own sports of distance running (10km, cross country, half and full marathon), boxing, football and, when he gets time – surfing!

The massage therapy Ben delivers incorporates a variety of techniques and, working with you, he assesses the body as a whole as well as the problem area.  After-care advice is also part of the process to assist you with your rehabilitation and continued progress to help prevent repeat occurrences.

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