GoPerform

For Scholar Athletes

Scholar Athlete support programme

Provides young athletes with a year-round medical care plan to help keep them free from injury and perform at their highest levels. 

** Information evening on Tuesday 11th September (6-7pm) for this years intake, contact the office if you would like to know more.

Price £245 per academic year
Details

Comprehensive initial physiotherapy assessment

  • Musculoskeletal screen to assess for existing injuries
  • Sport specific movement assessment for future injury prevention and the promotion of high performance
  • Health assessment to look at wider medical issues in the young athlete including recovery, nutrition and mental wellbeing
  • Feedback from the assessment including an Injury Prevention Programme to maintain health,  fitness whilst also developing performance levels

Two further review physiotherapy assessments 

  • To be conducted in terms 2 and 3 of the academic year
  • This will include a musculoskeletal assessment following on from the initial screen with progression of the Injury Prevention and Performance Programme

Online support throughout the academic year

  • Email access directly to the clinician managing your case
  • Communication as appropriate with schools and clubs
  • Information articles through the year on health promotion in the young athlete

Discounted sessions

  • 20% discount on all physiotherapy, soft tissue therapy, sports psychology and strength & conditioning appointments at GoPerform
  • We also accept referrals through private medical insurance for physiotherapy treatment
  • Discounted nutritional supplements

Specialist Sports Science Department

Using our experience of working in professional and elite sport, we put programmes in place to help develop performance levels in the young athlete.

Price Prices depend on the bespoke needs of the individual.
Details

These may include:

Movement Competency Testing

Performance Testing

Including aerobic fitness profiling, speed gate testing for acceleration and multi-directional movement, computerised jump testing, wattbike power output testing.

Individual/Group Strength & Conditioning

Sports Psychology Consultations and Coaching

Our experts

Luke Anthony | Clinical Director & Physiotherapist at GoPerform

Luke Anthony

Clinical Director & Physiotherapy

Luke is a highly respected MSK Physiotherapist with 19 years of experience working full time in professional sport. Having qualified from Kings College London in 1996 he went on to work at The Royal London Hospital before joining Watford football club going on to lead the medical department.  

He obtained a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy from University College London before moving on to work as first team physiotherapist at Gloucester Rugby. Luke joined Reading FC in 2007 where he became Head of Sports Medicine.  His most recent role was with Norwich City as Injury Prevention Specialist.  

Dan Buchanan | Soft Tissue & Performance Therapy at GoPerform

Dan Buchanan

Soft Tissue & Performance Therapy

Dan is a highly experienced Soft Tissue Therapist. He has 15 years of experience working across a variety of sports, including Rugby, Hockey, Ice Hockey and most recently with Reading FC and Derby County FC.

After completing his Sport Rehabilitation degree in 2003 he went on to develop a specialism in soft tissue and performance therapy. He enjoys the challenge of working with a range of people from elite athletes through to individuals living with pain and chronic health conditions. As a Regional Director of the SMA he is committed to improving the quality of Soft Tissue Therapy provision in the UK.

Tristan Baker | Head of Performance at GoPerform

Tristan Baker

Head of Performance

Tristan heads up our athletic performance department, he is a Loughborough University sports science graduate with an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from St Mary's University. 

Tristan has worked in professional football and Formula 1, as well as with athletes competing in rugby, lacrosse, tennis, athletics and mixed martial arts. He is an accredited member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Physiotherapist

Lorna Collins

Physiotherapist

Lorna is a senior MSK Physiotherapist with over 10 years post-grad experience. She initially combined working in the NHS, with her role at the Reading FC Academy before taking up a role as Head Physiotherapist at Chelsea Ladies FC where she also oversaw the younger age groups.

She specialises in working with children and female athletes. She also teaches Pilates and was responsible during her time at Reading FC for delivering a pilates programme to the 1st Team Squad and academy programme. She is an excellent physio, a wonderful team player and is an important member of our multi-disciplinary team. 

Duncan Foster

Duncan Foster

Performance Psychology

Duncan specialises in delivering cognitive skills and strategies that help athletes perform optimally, especially in pressure situations. This includes stress/anxiety management, confidence and arousal control. Having worked with the team at Reading FC, Duncan has spent the past five years in America playing, coaching and studying for his Sports Psychology Masters at the University of Tennessee. He has extensive experience of working with young athlete, military personnel and professional athletes. He is available for individual consultations and will play an active role in our Scholar Athletes Programme.