Growing sports and health clinic celebrates second year

By Anita Jaynes on 14 October, 2016

Sam Cox and her team are celebrating a second year of running the Active Potential Therapy clinic on Bumpers Farm, Chippenham.

The clinic, which opened in 2014, now comprises ten members of staff, including five employees.

Sam said: “It’s fantastic to reach two years of business in our own premises. It such a sense of achievement to have grown like we have in our local community. We’re so grateful for the ongoing support.”

Since opening in Cavalier Court, Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in early October two years ago, patient numbers have increased 100% year on year, and now stands at 1,200. Prior to that, Sam ran the business for a year from her house.  When patient numbers outgrew Sam’s spare room, she moved into premises with additional parking and disabled access, and took on more therapists and new admin staff.

Sam said: “We’re very much customer led, and respond to current trends. For example, with the increase of patients entering marathons and Ironman contests, Active Potential Therapy put together effective packages combining treatments to see clients through their training and prepare for the event itself. We’ve also launched an online booking system this year so clients can book their own appointment. It’s so convenient as it’s available 24 hours a day.”

In addition, Active Potential Therapy expanded the type of treatments available, and now offer sessions in sports therapy, sports massage (including clinical soft tissue massage), reflexology, osteopathy, craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy and yoga.

The second birthday was celebrated with a cake made by a client.

Active Potential Therapy have continued a successful second year with achieving national recognition by winning two social media based competitions: Small Business Saturday and Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday.

The clients seen at APT range from those suffering with back, neck, shoulder and knee pain due to lifestyle or work, to runners, gymnasts, dancers and swimmers of any age.

Support and treatments are also provided to older people who may have mobility problems or who want to keep mobile in general.

Among their clients are members of the GB Skeleton team who have just arrived in Lillehammer, Norway, to begin Winter competition season ahead of competing in the Winter Olympics 2018, and elite athlete Chris Maxwell who has participated in both the World Triathlon and the European Triathlon Championships over the past year for Team GB.

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Pictured above the Active Potential Therapy team, Anna Gardiner, Samantha Cox and Phil Hale. Anna is a member of the admin team and is a trainee sports therapist. Sam and Phil are sports therapists.