Chronic pain sufferer who restored his own health launches therapy service in Suffolk

Tom Conroy

Tom Conroy - Credit: Archant

A long-term sciatica sufferer who mastered his own recovery has launched a new soft tissue therapy service in Suffolk.

After his dreams of becoming a firefighter were dashed, and having received surgery for a potentially debilitating slipped disc, Tom Conroy became fascinated with body biomechanics and the power of good posture.

Now, after qualifying in soft tissue therapy from the Oxford School of Sports Massage, Mr Conroy has started his own business in Ipswich delivering advanced soft tissue therapy techniques, and sports and remedial massage.

“There have been points in my life where the pain of sciatica was stopping so much of life’s enjoyment, preventing career avenues, and leading to a real loss of confidence in myself,” said Mr Conroy.

“After having surgery for my prolapsed disc in 2010, and seeing the power of soft tissue therapy, I knew that I could help other people transform the way they experience muscular and postural issues.

“I wanted to bring a service to the Ipswich and wider Suffolk area where my own story could play a part in the empathetic treatment of people who feel they’ve nowhere else to turn when it comes to pain and discomfort, whether due to chronic conditions, involvement in sports, or occupational or recreational activites.”

Mr Conroy is prepared to travel for clients, visiting offices, gyms or clients’ private homes, to provide appropriate therapies and post-treatment remedial care and lifestyle advice.

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He added: “I’m keen to help people understand what a difference these therapies can make, and how quickly they can see progress in their physical capabilities and their general sense of wellbeing.”