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About Us

Therasport is a family team. Eva and Garry Slade are qualified chartered physiotherapists - their work is supported by Rita Pitman a qualified sports masseuse.

Key to the success of the team is;

  • a ‘hands on’ approach to treating patients
  • a determination to correctly diagnose before treating
  • follow up consultations featuring advice about exercise and stretching.

Every patient is treated as an individual – after all every human body is unique with bespoke treatment, exercises and stretches prescribed. Every patient can expect the same high standard of care.

Prevention of further injury and improving a patient’s quality of life are cornerstone’s to the Therasport philosophy.

The Team

Garry Slade - MCSP SRP

Garry has a Sports Science and Physiotherapy degree. He has more than 20 years experience specialising in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Garry has held the post of head physio at a number of Superleague RFL clubs including:

  • Bradford Bulls
  • Huddersfield Giants
  • Wakefield Wildcats
  • Hull RFC

He has also worked with the British Tumbling and Trampolining Team at their Thornes Park Stadium HQ for the last decade and recently accompanied them to the World Championships in Birmingham.

Garry is particularly focussed on helping sports people with the prevention and rapid recovery from injury. He brings this same discipline to his private clients and once a successful diagnosis has been made works with each individual to prescribe a series of preventative measures that reduce the risk of injury re-occurring.

Professional club associations

  • Bradford Bulls
  • Huddersfield Giants
  • Wakefield Wildcats
  • Hull
  • British Gymnastic Association

Competitions attended in a professional capacity

  • Major Superleague games and championships
  • World Championship Trampolining and Tumbling 2011/ 2009
  • Superleague Grand Final 200?
  • World Championship Trampolining and Tumbling 2012

Eva Howard MCSP SRP PG Dip – Senior Physiothapist and Partner of TheraSport

Eva Slade

Eva helped establish Therasport driven by her passion to help patients in pain.

She is a keen advocate of correct diagnosis and works with all patients to ensure they understand what she is doing to them and that they want to continue their care at home prescribing bespoke exercises and stretches complemented by orthotics if appropriate.

Her speciality and particular interest in musculoskeletal physiotherapy specifically those injured in accidents or suffering arthritic conditions complements the sports therapy of Garry. She literally has healing hands and patients have commented on her ability to help them live without pain when everything else has failed.

Eva is a keen sportswoman and is a keen cross country and fell runner. This has helped her understand the very unique injuries that runners and amateur sports participants are prone to. She has added athletics treatment to her exhaustive agenda and regularly treats runners from Wakefield Triathlon club and Rothwell Harriers.

Proof positive of her commitment to self development she has developed her interest in Equine Physiotherapy and divides her time between horses and humans. Check when booking you have the right clinic!

Rita Pitman ITEC Diploma in sports massage and Practice Manager

Rita Pitman

Rita moved to Yorkshire in 2003 to join the Therasport family and trained as a sports masseuse. Legions of sports people can testify that her treatment works, but boy does it hurt. This one isn’t for the faint hearted but it is for those in need of proper sports massage prior to a big event or post race therapy.

She specialises in deep tissue massage, shoulders, backs and legs. She also mans the decks for TheraSport, so when you call you will hear her friendly voice.