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Tim Paine


Tim is the registrar and founder of the Sports Therapy UK, and has over 20 years experience in developing and teaching sports therapy courses. Until 2015, Tim was a Senior Lecturer and Year Lead for the Sports Therapy BSc degree programme at the University of Bedfordshire and holds a Masters Degree in Sports Therapy Training from Middlesex University. He is currently researching the effects of advanced manual therapy techniques on soft tissues, as well as compiling his second book on this subject area. Tim is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Upon leaving the University, Tim instigated the acquisition of prestigious premises in Hertford providing 2 lecture rooms for training courses, and 2 further treatment rooms for the newly formed BeActive Clinic where sports therapists and an osteopath offer clients a range of injury treatment, acupuncture and rehabilitation services.

Tim's first book, The Complete Guide to Sports Massage forms the core text for our own sports massage courses as well as sports massage modules at some colleges and universities. He is now collaborating with Lead Tutor, Jade in writing a book on advanced soft tissue techniques. Tim has worked with many sportspeople, in particular the players at Finchley R.F.C.

Tim has presented research at various conferences around the world including the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy World Congress: Athletic rehabilitation and conditioning for the athletes in Tokyo, Japan in 2007 and San Antonio, Texas U.S.A in 2009. More recently, Tim reported on latest research conducted with colleague Peter Sheard on the ‘differing effects of four variations of neuromuscular technique (NMT) on range of motion in healthy athletes’ at the inaugural European Society of Athletic Training and Therapy Conference in Jerzmanowice, Poland.

Tim continues to play an active role in creating new, as well as developing existing courses run by Sports Therapy UK. He has also been a panel member for various validations of degree and foundation degrees, and is currently a Consultant Advisor to VTCT for their training awards in sports massage.


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