About Us

At MatchFit Athletics we believe in striving for excellence in each of life’s challenges. Like those that we treat and train, we too endeavour to perform at our best.

Unfortunately from time to time our body’s physical attributes let us down, and whether it causes you problems in competition or in training, at work or at home, we believe we have the skills and knowledge to make you MatchFit again.

We pride ourselves on our ability to understand your injury mechanism and assess your movement dysfunction. This enables us to provide treatment, rehabilitation and conditioning appropriate to your functional and sport specific demands.

We support both elite athletes and weekend warriors alike. Whether your interest is professional or personal we’ll find and treat the athlete in you.

Tom Cresswell


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Hi I’m Tom. I am a Sports Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach with a rich experience working in sport with Great Britain Basketball, F1, Hartpury College
and Exeter Chiefs. I am a Director for the Society of Sports Therapists and am lucky to have won their Annual Travelling Scholarship on two occasions as well as] being a Finalist in the UK Sport Young Researcher of the Year Competition. I have
delivered academic presentations at various conferences and universities and attended the University of Hertfordshire on a scholarship, graduating with university colours for captaining the basketball team.

Claire Cresswell


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Claire is our Clinic Manager and Soft Tissue Therapist at MatchFitClaire graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2008 with an 2.1 Honors degree in Sports Therapy. She also spent a number of years specialising in Neurological Rehabilitation, working as a senior rehabilitation specialist at Neurokinex.
Claire has a passion for Soft Tissue Therapy and went on to post graduate study at the North London School of Sports Massage gaining a Level 5 post degree diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy. She has a lot of experience in this area and is accredited by the Sports Massage Association. Claire’s skills have taken her to events such the Womens Rugby World Cup, the London Marathon and the prestigious London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Claire has always been a keen sports enthusiast and now trains and competes in CrossFit on a regular basis. She brings a range of therapy expertise to MatchFit and also an understanding from the point of view of the athlete.

Adam Gaunt

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Hi, my name is Adam. I am a Sports Therapist and I am the Senior Sports Therapist with Hartpury RFC. I work with the senior squad and also love spending time working with the long-term injured student-athletes at Hartpury University. I am
the winner of the 2014 Students Travelling Scholarship from the Society of Sports Therapists and have been a member of their University Liaison Group for four years. Though rugby is my main area of experience, I have spent time working
with athletes from netball, squash and equestrian.

Rhia Cooper

Sports Therapist
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Rhia is a Sports Therapist with a specific interest in endurance sports. Rhia holds the highest qualification available to Endurance Running Coaches as well as being part of the England Athletics Coach Education team. Aside from running, Rhia is part of the annual “Tour 21” therapy team for 25 amateur cyclists as they complete the entire Tour de France route.

Rhia has participated in sports at a high level for many years, training as a professional dancer initially before moving into endurance sports on her retirement. She has now completed 10 marathons across the globe with ambitions to complete all 6 of the World Marathon Majors.

This experience makes Rhia our go-to therapist for endurance athletes. As a coach and Sports Therapist she delivers a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan.