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Mark Downey, Cycling

I first worked with Julia at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast 2018. I had a pretty heavy crash while competing on the velodrome in the points race. I came to Julia with quite a bit of back pain which would run all the way down to my hamstrings. Julia spent the first session trying to find the problem and the pain which was restricting me getting back to feeling my normal self on the bike.

We got to the bottom of it and she began loosening and stretching the muscle to try and release the pain. After a week full of rehab with Julia I was competing in the men’s road race 6 days after my crash. Not only did I feel back to my normal self I felt better – I raced to 4th in the road race in an event which I thought I wouldn’t even be able to compete in after my crash.

I have to thank Julia a lot for all the help and treatment; It was a something I could never imagined achieving after the accident. Julia is a very professional and patient physio, getting to the bottom of my problems and having me back to my best in no time, and who I would recommend for professional athletes or amateurs wanting treatment or an understanding of their injury.