Oscar Potter

Sports Therapist

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Oscar graduated from University of Bournemouth with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy. He is currently studying a Masters Degree in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University, as well as working alongside the NFL academy.

He has been passionate about sport and exercise training from a young age, being involved in various sports such as rugby, MMA, jiu jitsu and Thai Boxing. 

He uses a combined approach of strength and conditioning and sports therapy when working with his clients.

Oscar’s keen interest is using joint mobilisation techniques as they are extremely effective in regaining range of motion for clients with joint dysfunction and movement restrictive pain.  He enjoys using strengthening exercises with his clients so they improve their health and feel ready to take on sport and daily life. He finds great satisfaction working with injured athletes and developing them to reach their peak potential.

Q&A with Oscar

What is the best thing about being a sports therapist?

Meeting and treating interesting people who share similar passions for sport and exercise.

What sports are you interested in?

Combat sports such as: MMA, Muay Thai and boxing. 

What sports do you do?

Thai boxing, MMA, weightlifting 

What is your favourite muscle and why? 

Serratus anterior, also known as the ‘boxer’s muscle’ due to its role in scapula protraction, which is used during a throw of a punch. Also, it is a key muscle in lifting the rib cage during breathing, so slightly essential!

What is your favourite joint and why?

The shoulder joint, due to my own previous shoulder injury.

What is your favourite stretch for the body and why?

Spiderman with thoracic rotation, also known as the ‘world’s greatest stretch’. I love this stretch because of how many muscles it targets at once, making it a powerful tool for a stretching routine. 

Who is your favourite sports person at the moment and why?

Current UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou. He faced adversity from a very young age, working in sand mines, not able to go to school. Then, escaping and living as a refugee throughout Europe, with homelessness meant sleeping and training in his gym every day, working tirelessly to become the champion he is now.  

What is your sporting goal?

To compete in a Thai boxing match in Thailand!

You are stranded on a desert island and are only allowed to have three things with you – what are they?

  • A parasol 

  • A fishing rod  

  • A pina colada