Lain Fong, Soft Tissue Specialist
"As the sector expands, so do the demo zones and the knowledge provided to us. Therapy Expo has shown me just how much there is to learn. I’ve purchased some fantastic products and its amazing to be able to physically try out the latest products. I’m taking innovation back with me. This expo is brilliant and I have already rebooked."
Alison Thompson, Sports Therapist
"There is so much to see at Therapy Expo. It is incredible to see whats happening across the industry. Its amazing to see the sessions and demos in person and not online. There is nothing like this in Scotland, there is so much to learn here. I’ve bought products for my practise and will be taking back new information, especially about stretching. I’m coming back next time, and bringing the entire team."
Tim Storr, Senior Physio
"I come to see the exhibitors and see what is new. I’ve loved seeing both lectures and demos in one place. Sampling the products at Therapy Expo has turned things I’ve considered before into a purchase I’m taking back to my practise with me."
Sarah Taylor, Doctor
"This is my 5th time at Therapy Expo. Here I can network, learn new things, collect my CPD points and have my eyes opened to new content. Therapy Expo fills in any training gaps because of the varied content. I’m taking away new techniques and new people to work with – I will be coming back in 2020"
Pauline Miller, Massage Therapist
"I’ve been coming here for 3 years to stay updated and get my CPD points. Rocktape – I love it. The Rocktape Movement Summit 2019 has been the best sessions yet. I’ve bought their range of products for my practice. I will absolutely be coming back for both days next year."
Laurent Reynolds, Osteopath
"I came for the CPD points on offer, and the very interesting lectures on gait analysis and prescribing orthotics. I’ve been once before and I’m coming back for 2020! I loved trying out new products. I am strongly considering getting some new tech and an ultrasound machine for my clinic after this visit."
Jana McNee, Physiotherapist
"I’m a physio and my boss brought me here for new ideas and to educate myself. I’ve found Therapy Expo 2019 to be very informative. I’ve learnt tips on how to retain patients and some new techniques. I’m definitely coming back next year."
Shannon Mustoe, Sports Massage Therapist
"I came to earn 16 CPD points. I found the pain lectures absolutely fascinating and would love to see more in 2020! Although I only attended for the conference programme, walking around the exhibitor floor has made me want to sign up for a Rockpods course! I will be returning in 2020!"
Geoff Atkinson, Sports Therapist
"This is my 5th year! Therapy Expo is worth attending to stay updated with your CV, attending each year means I never stop learning! I’ve been listening to content that I teach which has been so refreshing. It reinforces what you’re doing within your practice. My visit this year has inspired me to undertake further learning and look up some articles based on the lectures. I will certainly be returning in 2020."
Jake Ramsden, sports therapist in county league football
“Therapy Expo is full of interesting things for therapists and you can find out about new research and get new perspectives on different treatments. I have learnt a lot, it is good to go to talks on subjects that you wouldn’t necessarily research yourself. It gets your mind thinking in different ways, and is relevant to what I need.”
Josh Scrivens, sports therapist in football
“The exhibition has been great; you get to see all the different technologies that are out there. It covers all the different avenues that you can go down as a sports therapist. You have access to the advanced technologies, but there is also stuff here for therapists working in Saturday and Sunday league games. It is educational and has definitely been worthwhile coming to. This is targeted to therapists and is very rehab and treatment based.”
Tom Elsom, sports therapist, Lifestyle Therapies (sports injury clinic)
“I am here looking for new technology that I can add to my business, something that is alternative and different but yet will fit in with the sports therapy field. Some things in the exhibition I hadn’t heard about before I got here, and they have really piqued my interest. It is something that I can introduce into my clinic, and it is good to be able to see all these different options that are available. It can change my practice. I have bought some online software. It was a nice treat to also have some business information here.”
Stacey Drew, sports therapist, Body Mechanics Malmesbury
“I am here to see what else is out there and to see if I can pick up any new knowledge. I went to a session on how to improve your client base and I found that really helpful. It has definitely been worthwhile for me to come. There is always something that you will learn, it is always interesting.”
Amber Knowles, sports therapist, Infinity PT and SMT
“I wanted to gain some knowledge on how to progress from where I am with my business. It is a great networking and learning opportunity even just walking around the exhibition; you bump into people you know and meet new people, and pick up different ways of doing things. It is a great investment to come here and has been very informative.”
Sally Guest, osteopath, MK Osteopaths
“I usually encourage at least two of my team to come to Therapy Expo. The CPD lectures I find really useful and relevant. And, I have picked up some products here – it is nice to be able to touch and hold things, which we don’t do that often nowadays with so much being online. And the demonstrations are helpful. It is educational and worthwhile and gives great value. The mix of the Expo and the lectures works really well.”
Kay White, soft tissue therapist, Telos Treatment and Training (Cambridge)
“I have gained business management tips and some tools I had been looking for for my practice. I have also looked at some ideas for CPD for next year, some longer courses that I may sign up for. Because they are a significant amount of money it is great to be able to see them here. The other thing I really like is that it is good to reinforce the basics. It is informative and comprehensive. This is the only conference I have chosen to do; I like the fact that the STA are involved, and I have already signed up for next year.”
Alison Cole, physiotherapist, Harpenden Physiotherapy and Osteopathy Clinic
“This is the first time I have been to Therapy Expo; I think it is a great event. There are loads of different speakers that offer something different, and there is a lot of variety. Having been to one of the seminars I have been inspired to look at booking a day course with the speaker who gave the demonstration.”
Ian Rodgerson, physiotherapist, Ian Rodgerson Physiotherapy
“I love Therapy Expo. I have been here the last three years. There is lots of CPD condensed into two days. It is great to keep up with the latest research and techniques, and to see all the trade stands with the latest equipment.”
Jennifer Bloxsome, sports therapist, JB Sports Therapy and Fitness (Worcestershire)
“This is my first time here and it is great; it has been really interesting. I have watched a lot of things in the Demo Zone. I saw a stick mobility demonstration that will be really helpful for me going forward. It has been really good.”
Kay Harrison Vardy, physiotherapist, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
“The variety on offer at Therapy Expo is really good. There is new stuff, and also it confirms and consolidates things that we already know. I am interested in both neurological and musculoskeletal areas, and I liked the products on offer in the exhibition.”
Isabelle Booker, physiotherapist, Pure Physiotherapy
“Therapy Expo is really useful. It is more useful than others I have been to that are more research based. This has given me things to apply, and increased my understanding of how I am working practically. It has helped my clinical reasoning and given me confidence in applying things.”
Gar Nevin, osteopath, Cherry Hill Clinic
“The technology in the exhibition is fantastic. I find the Therapy Expo to be informative and cutting edge.”
Ann Marie Williams, sports therapist, Castle Therapies (Clitheroe)
“Therapy Expo offers a variety of different products that I can try all in one place. I absolutely love the sessions. It is important to keep up with training and I have found a lot of people I can relate to, and I want to book onto their courses. I have been picking up lots of hints and tips. I have learnt a lot and will be going home with a lot for my patients.”
Rebecca Wasey, massage therapist, Rebecca Wasey Sport and Remedial Massage (Bucks)
“Therapy Expo is really enjoyable. There is lots of variety and some really good CPD that you wouldn’t get on the internet.”
Jennie Hovard, soft tissue therapist, Reset Sports Massage (Oxfordshire)
“I have been for the last three years. I always enjoy Therapy Expo. It is a great networking opportunity and it is also good to see the new things and different innovations in the field that are coming through. And the speakers are very good.”
Ellen Woodley, soft tissue therapist, FlexBack (Worcester)
“Therapy Expo provides a cross-discipline viewpoint that you just would not be able to get online.”
Gareth Ratcliffe, osteopath (Lancashire)
“I came last year and enjoyed it and this year Therapy Expo has been even better. The presentations are appropriate, with a good variety in terms of content and they are pitched at a good level. It is good value, interesting, and accessible.”
Michael Horsnall, osteopath, North Wales Osteopaths Stafford, and senior clinical tutor for College of osteopaths at Staffordshire University
“I went to the ‘serving up a challenge’ session, and was very impressed by it. It reminded me of a whole different approach to the benefits of body mechanics. It is a great benefit to be exposed to the wider range of applications of movement, and then to apply them to our own clinical parameters. It is very educational, and a wakeup call to the wider universe.”
Gary Jones, consultant physiotherapist Physio 206 (based in Birmingham and Bromsgrove)
“I thoroughly enjoy the mix of theory and practical demonstrations at Therapy Expo. There have good speakers and there is great energy in the exhibition. You can get up-to-date with current research and learn cutting edge skills, while also refreshing skills in other areas. It’s also a great opportunity to network with others who are in a similar position to me. Therapy Expo is excellent value for money, and I would thoroughly recommend it.”