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Welcome to Anna Stokoe Sports Therapy.

Working together to get you performing and functioning to be your best.

“Your body is at it’s best if given the appropriate care and attention. Whether you’re attending gym classes, playing sport, coming back from injury or following a training plan, your effectiveness and recovery could be enhanced by a programme of sports therapy”

About Anna

“A highly motivated and enthusiastic Graduate Sports Therapist who is dedicated in aiding performers to optimise sporting performance, through supportive sports therapy practices, incorporating strength and conditioning and exercise based rehabilitation, alongside sports massage and soft-tissue skills.”

Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) degree (aff) Leeds Metropolitan University, Anna has gained extensive experience working within sports therapy and sports training environments, working with a range of different client groups from general population through to recreational and performance athletes.

She has assisted with several sports teams which include running, boxing, football and rugby and continues to be active throughout the sporting calendar, providing support to many sports events during the year across Northumberland. These include VO2 max racing triathlons, The Wooler Wheel and The North East Marathon Club.

Anna continues to develop her professional skills and knowledge base to maintain an evidence based approach to her practice. She has undertaken qualifications within fitness instruction, pilates, strength and conditioning as well as sports first aid training. She has undertaken a Strength and Conditioning Internship at Newcastle University where she developed sports specific rehabilitation programmes for performance athletes as well as assisting coaching staff with performance squads.

She was brought up enjoying a very active lifestyle including sports such as football, hockey, athletics and outdoor activities involving cycling, walking and running.

Currently, she can be found keeping active with inline skating, boxing conditioning and strength training.


Your body is at it’s best if given the appropriate care and attention. Whether you’re attending gym classes, playing sport, coming back from injury or following a training plan, your effectiveness and recovery could be enhanced by a programme of sports therapy.

Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.

Sports Therapy incorporates:

  • Utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
  • Provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training & competitive environment
  • Assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
  • Provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport & exercise context
  • Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes

Which can include:

  • Sports-specific training
  • Functional training
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Stretching, flexibility and mobility training
  • Core stability exercise

The demand for Sports Therapy grew as active individuals sourced alternative therapies to keep them fit and healthy. Sports Therapy is also beneficial and can be utilised by people outside of sports and exercise, as it focuses on correcting and restoring the musculoskeletal system. During her career, Anna has had the pleasure of treating various population groups, from children to the elderly, occupational health referrals, elite and amateur athletes and professional performers.

Anna is dedicated in creating a proactive health and well being environment, aiding service users to optimise their fitness potential and personal goals through supportive exercise and therapeutic practices. Together, with establishing lifelong habits, to create a balanced lifestyle, to promote health and aid recovery, to everyone she works with.

Sports massage is an integral part within any sports therapy session. Sports massage is a specialised form of massage that was developed to address the particular needs of participants of sports and exercise. It is typically used before, during and after physical events, as well as part of training maintenance during the sporting calendar.

There are many purposes to a sports massage which can include; preparing the participant for peak performance, to aid the lymphatic drainage system, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote and restore flexibility and range of motion, to reduce injuries occurring and to support faster recovery from injury.

This will help reduce feelings of stress, promote feelings of wellbeing, maintain the body in better condition and help extend the overall life of a participant’s athletic career.

Book an appointment with Anna to discuss your goals and objectives

She delivers an holistic personal service. She takes into consideration your entire active life (health, occupation, lifestyle etc) as she works with your to get you delivering your best. Her expertise comes from a varied and active life committed to working her way up in the sports and exercise industry.

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