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About Us

Hi, I'm Beth, Founder & Clinical Director

Rural Rehabilitation began after I left the elite sporting world to open a clinic. I knew it was time, following three and a half seasons with the Wakefield Trinity Super League Team and previous experience with Bolton Wanderers Football Academy and Huddersfield Town Ladies, to bring the knowledge and skills I’d learned in this highly specialised field to the everyday client.

Having graduated from the University of Bolton in 2018 with a first-class honours degree in Sport Rehabilitation, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such prestigious teams. I covered all aspects, from undertaking assessments and treatments, to devising Individual Rehab Plans, and running injury prevention and recovery sessions. I qualified for IMMOFP certification (Immediate Medical Management on the Field of Play), allowing me to treat players pitch-side with the best quality care and assistance. My time in the professional sporting community enabled me to build connections with the best clinical specialists, which still come in useful today when I need to refer clients for further assessments or treatments.  

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And personally....?

Favourite Music?

Anyone who knows me know it is Country all the way!! I do listen to anything, but Country is my absolute go-to!!

Favourite Food?

I would never turn down a good curry!

Favourite Film?

I'm a sucker for a good love story! Those that have you laughing one minute and then crying the next!

Holiday Bucket-list Destination?

I would love to do Route-66 through the US - with a detour to Nashville of course!

I’ve always been interested in how the body works; in the musculo-skeletal system, biomechanics of the body and injury prevention and recovery. But when my mum broke her back when I was a teenager, I was able to see just how life-changing this kind of treatment can be. Without the appropriate therapies, my mum faced a future of discomfort and reduced mobility - but through finding the right practitioners, she was able to heal fully and regain her strength. 


I’m pleased to say that to this day, she leads a full and active life - largely thanks to musculo-skeletal treatments and therapies akin to those that I’m now able to offer to my own clients. It also gave me an insight into how important individualised treatment is, and that’s why I’m so passionate about providing my clients with completely bespoke plans.


Beth Sykes and Mum Horse riding

Ensuring the Highest Standards of

Therapy and Treatment

At Rural Rehabilitation, in order to provide clinically safe practice, we work under the BASRaT guidelines (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Therapists), and are members of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) ensuring the highest standard of therapy and treatment for our clients. 

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Hi, I'm Olivia, Sport Therapist

Having graduated in 2021 from Leeds Beckett University after securing a first-class honours degree in Sport and Exercise Therapy, I worked the following year with Bradford City Football Club, where I now continue to work part time with their Academy. Working within the club and academy allows me to cover many different aspects of the role, assessing injuries, preparing pre-activation sessions, creating and individualising specific rehabilitation plans and helping the body to deal with the stresses of a sporting environment through hand-on treatment.

I have qualified and completed my ITMIFF certification (Intermediate Medical Management in Football) which allows me to work pitch side with the academy, running on to the pitch to treat injured players and being the point of call in an emergency situation.

My treatment passions include acupuncture and working with deep tissue massage and I have some great techniques to knead, stretch and release those tired, overworked muscles!


I also love how acupuncture can really provide that instant relief of muscle tension. 


And personally....?

Favourite Music?

I enjoy listening to all genres of music. If I had to choose a favourite it would be dance music. It helps to keep me motivated, especially in the gym!

Favourite Food?

I love to try new and different things. I don't think there's anything I don't like, but if I had to choose a favourite it would be Chinese.

Favourite Film?

I love watching comedies. If I can sit still long enough to finish it!

Holiday Bucket-list Destination?

I would love to travel to the Maldives and stay in one of the floating bungalows and snorkel with the fish.


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Who Do We Work With?

Our clients range from drivers to regular gym-goers, rugby players, to office staff - you certainly don’t have to be a sportsperson to benefit from the techniques and services we offer. 


We are able to offer:

Rehabilitation following an accident or injury (such as fractures, surgery or joint replacements)

• Help with scar tissue treatment

• Sports injury treatment 

Sports massage including deep tissue massage, soft tissue manipulation, trigger point therapy, fascial release and active and passive stretching

• Soft tissue injury treatment such as muscle strains and strained ligaments

• Pre-surgery strengthening programmes

• Help with joint problems, arthritis, chronic pain and fibromyalgia

• Help with neck and back pain including sciatic and whiplash treatment.

So, if you’re experiencing an injury or problem that’s hindering your ability to do the things that bring you joy, we want to help.


We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of treatment to enable you to regain your highest quality of life. 


Experiencing pain and reduced mobility can be miserable and lonely, especially when you can see no chance of improvement. We want to assure you that working together on your individual programme will enable you to achieve your goals.

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" Let's work together to get you on the path to a comfortable life doing the activities you love."


Clients Recommend


"I highly recommend Olivia and the team at Rural Rehabilitation. Olivia consistently demonstrates exceptional knowledge, professionalism, and empathy in her approach to my care. Her expertise in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions is truly commendable."


"After struggling with a shoulder injury for 3 months, I started to visit Beth for physio. She has done an amazing job in helping me to regain movement and ease the pain"


"I can’t recommend Olivia enough. I’d been having issues with my shoulder and explained my mobility issues and pain. She set up a treatment plan including acupuncture. I can’t believe the vast improvement, I'm now pain free when raising my arm. "

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