Donna Riding BSc (hons) – Managing Director & Sports Therapist
Donna has a BSc (hons) in Sports Therapy from the University of Northampton. She has extensive experience with athletes ranging from professional to amateur. Donna started the unique sports injury clinic in 2010 and since then it has gone from strength to strength. She brings with her the most up to date techniques and works hard to reach her clients goals. Donna joined Rushden and Higham RUFC as the clubs Sports Therapist in 2011 providing treatment and rehabilitation at training and matches. She worked with all ages at the club and enjoyed the team side along with working privately. She is also part of International motorcyclist Maria Costello’s Racing support team, and works very closely with Northants County Cricket Club.
As a keen sports woman herself Donna has competed in ladies’ football at a very high level, she uses her own experiences to help understand and treat patients. Due to her competing for many years Donna suffered a devastating injury in December 2015. She ruptured her Anterior Cruciate Ligament and medial meniscus within her left knee which left her needing surgery. As a result she can sympathize with others who may be struggling with an injury both mentally and physically.
Donna has previously worked with:
Rushden and Higham Rugby Club
England Netball association
Northants County Cricket Club
Northampton Town Football Club
Maria Costello MBE, International Motorcyclist
Micheal Jabobs, Professional Footballer for Derby County FC
Raunds Town Men’s & Ladies Football Club
Kettering Town Football Club
Huntingdon Regional College
Why I became a Sports Therapist?
“It was safe to say I was always going to do something involving sports, that was my only interest whilst growing up.
After school I went to college and completed a sport and exercise science diploma (any excuse to play as much sport as possible) it was here that, a module in injuries caught my interest.
I then went on to completing my degree and setting up my own business Bespoke Injury Management Ltd now in 2010 now many years on Bespoke continues to grow and in 2016 I opened Wollaston Therapy Centre my ultimate goal.
Playing sport all my life I’ve had my fair share of injuries, my biggest being ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair, in a way I feel this injury made me a better therapist. I know exactly what a client is feeling with a serious injury, the struggles, the hard work, the good and the bad days. I would say rehabbing a knee injury is now one of my favourite injuries to work on.
It’s safe to say I love my job and helping others get back to their work / sport / hobby.. it’s a great feeling!”
Donna Riding BSc (Hons)
If you would like to make an appointment with Donna, please call us on 01933 664444.