Poves has provided his services as a volunteer masseur at London Irish RFC with our recovery programme for three seasons now. He’s highly respected by all the players and has a great personality that the players respond well to. He always brings a lot of energy to the sessions and now knows what each individual player needs in order to optimise their recovery. Poves is very good at trying new techniques and he has expanded and developed his skills to a high level. He uses massage, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy and stretching of the tissues to achieved fantastic results. He works extremely well in a team setting and the feedback he provides our multidisciplinary team is excellent. He is a very committed and motivated individual and the club thoroughly appreciate his loyalty over the years.
Jodi Clarke London Irish Rugby Club, The Avenue 04/05/2017
I have worked with Mark over the last 2 years. Mark’s expertise in recovery and rehab have made a massive difference to help increase performance levels. In particular his recovery sessions have not only helped to avoid injuries but have also enabled me to train at a much higher intensity. Mark has become a key member of the success at Salisbury Rugby Club.
Gareth Blackborow Salisbury RFC 1st XV Captain 04/05/2017
Following surgery for a torn rotator cuff injury in January 2012 I spent a year being treated by several different physiotherapists – always trying to seek a better result. All I achieved was very limited success and so I sought further help. I made an appointment to see Mark Povey and his whole approach was much more reassuring right from the start. The treatment and exercises Mark gave me caused me to see a rapid improvement in my arm’s general strength and mobility which had not been there since the surgery. Muscle mass improved and with it came better strength and ease of movement – way beyond what I had been previously led to believe was going to be the final outcome. I would happily recommend Mark’s services and have done so to many other people I know who suffer similar musculo skeletal injuries.
My name is Amy Sutherland, and I have been recieving constant treatment from Mark Povey for the last two months as I am currently undergoing intense military training. Without Mark’s help I strongly believe that i would not have been able to complete my training un-injured. Mark was always there to help when i needed treatment and advice and always made time to coach me through recovery sessions when I had time off at weekends- a trait very uncommon in a busy industry! The treatment and recovery sessions were top notch; providing not only physical recovery, but mental reassurance; where a proactive approach allowed me to continue training at a high intensity while at the same time working to overcome niggles that are a matter of course in army training. Due to Mark’s military experience he was also able to give me much needed advice on how to deal with injuries in every day army life, which I found most useful. I recommend (and have recommended) Mark to anyone in a sporting/ military environment; and owe the sucsessful completion of my army training to him!
Amy Sutherland Royal Artillery 04/05/2017