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ABOUT

You'll want to know who I am, right?

Rachael McCooey

Sports Massage Therapist, Founder

Following a period of post graduate study with Chris Phillips and his super team at the Cotswold Academy, I set up Pro-Activ to offer sports massage, laser therapy, hot stone massage, and taping techniques to all types of people. From those who just enjoy a gentle daily walk, to those that are really keen to take their sport to the highest level. 

I have a particular passion for helping sports people meet the demands of their sports, optimise their performance, reduce their risk of injury and manage existing injuries.  I also believe that everyone should thrive, not just survive, and therefore also enjoy helping people who enjoy sport at a lower level, not just those that are pushing for the top.

Aside from sports people, I am able to help people who suffer from problems such as sore muscles or joints from repetitive movements. You don't have to be an athlete! 

I have developed an interest in using medical lasers over the last few years, and now do some teaching and technical work in that field, helping other therapists to understand laser technology/physics, and explaining how to use lasers in practice. 

Away from work, my life is about dogs, horses and the outdoors. I'm kept busy by the animal element to my business, Cotswold Animal Therapy. 

Qualifications: 

BSc

A1 Assessor/Internal Verifier Award

Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy

ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage

ITEC Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage 

ITEC Level 2 qualification in Infection Control

Taping Certificate

Professional Registrations Held:

SMA -Association of Soft Tissue Therapists

FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists

RAMP - Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners

RCVS - Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Registered Veterinary Nurse

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