Wiltshire sports clinic signs new lease and celebrates fifth anniversary

By Nick Batten on 17 October, 2019

Active Potential Therapy – a Chippenham-based sports therapy clinic which opened in 2014 – is celebrating five years of growth, coinciding with its signing of a further five-year lease.

Samantha Bramley, Owner and Lead Therapist of Active Potential Therapy, began the company from her spare bedroom six years ago, where it took less than a year to grow to the point where larger premises were needed.

She said, “These five years in Cavalier Court (Bumpers Farm) have absolutely flown by and I’m very excited to be signing another lease. I believe that, whilst businesses are regularly changing around us, what we offer continues to prove in-demand and how we adapt in response to that continues to be effective.”

The team of six sports therapists, one osteopath and two admin staff support elite athletes, triathletes, runners, cyclists, dancers and people who have mobility problems or want to keep mobile and active with sports massage and sports therapy, osteopathy, gait analysis, dry needling and dry cupping. To add to their services, a reflexologist and acupuncturist also provide specialist treatments.

“Active Potential Therapy has evolved without a doubt”, Samantha continued. “Our client base has changed over the years and we have changed too. In 2017, more than a third of our business was treating runners. We then noticed that many clients were increasingly entering triathlons, and so we introduced packages combining treatments which best reflected the different types of training required.”

Samantha also strengthened previous working relationships by joining forces with Carol Plumridge Osteopathy in November 2016, when Carol moved her practice to the Active Potential Therapy site.

The clinic has also won contracts with local businesses to providing staff wellness packages – tailor-made packages containing massage therapy and yoga, depending on what suits the client. Signed up so far are multiple business award winners Bechtle Direct and ARI Fleet on Methuen Park. Additionally, the company has been fundraising for three years for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA), raising almost £4,000.

Local runner Paul Wilcock said, “Sam and the team at Active Potential Therapy have spent the last three years keeping me on the road through four marathons and numerous other distance road races. Sam will always do what she can to fit me in allowing for my work and has presented to our company’s Man Versus Mountain team about injury prevention.”

More information about Active Potential Therapy can be found at www.activepotentialtherapy.com.

Pictured above: (L-R): Team members Tom Evans, Samantha Bramley, Michaela Bright, Nir Zlochover and Carol Plumridge celebrate with cake and flowers