Meet the Team:

BodyCare Sports Injury Specialist is a team of Sports Therapists who specialise in all sport-related injuries and non-sport related musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. They are also trained in injury prevention, fitness coaching, strength and conditioning and can provide a number of treatments including sports massage and medical acupuncture.

Hayley West (Founder + Sports Therapist)

I gained my Sports Therapist degree from the University of Hertfordshire in 2015 whilst on a Football scholarship, as well as playing in the formally known Womens Premier League. I have my FA Level 1 and 2 Football Coaching Badges and my Level 2 in Fitness Instructing.

I am currently taking a Masters degree in Physiotherapy, graduating in 2020. I work with Old Cooperians RFC based in Upminster whilst working Bank shifts as a health care assistant in respiratory diseases.
Alongside my work I continue to play football in the Womens Championship.

Membership

  • The Society of Sports Therapists
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (Student)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Level 1 + 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 1 + 2 Football Coaching
  • Level 2 Adult Basic Life Support with Automated External Defibrillator
  • Level 2 Moving & Handling Training


Tom Birch (Co-owner + Sports Therapist)

I graduated from the University of Kent in 2018 with a First Class with Honours Degree in Sports Therapy. During my degree I completed 2 years of placement working for Charlton Athletic Women’s Football Club, during which time we were promoted from the Women’s Premier League to the Women’s Championship.

Upon graduation from university, I was offered the role of Lead First Team Sports Therapist at Charlton Athletic Women’s FC, a role I still hold today. I am also the lead member of the medical team for the Regional Talent Club at Charlton (Women’s Academy) and work as a Sports Therapist within Charlton Athletic’s Mens’ Academy. I am now in my fourth season working in elite football.

In my spare time I also play football for a team called Old Sedcopians Football Club, and I am in my second season of captaining the side.

Membership

  • The Society of Sports Therapists
  • Football Medicine and Performance Association

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
  • FA Level 4 Trauma and Medical Management in Football
  • FA Safeguarding Children
  • FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine