We'd like to introduce SV client, Ed Scott, who is running his first London Marathon, and is fundraising for homeless charity, Rhythms of Life.
"I was trying to get a time at first but after several injuries the aim was simply to finish and not jeopardise that. SV has been invaluable throughout my training. I had a few injuries which needed urgently treating and Jess was very quick to diagnose these - something the NHS couldn't grasp in four months of physiotherapy!
"A plan of action was arranged and this was constantly assessed with every visit. In addition to treatment, Jess helped put together a training plan which was constantly re-assessed based on my injuries. I'm a complete novice when it comes to running - I don't think I've run anything over a mile in 23 years in all honesty - and everything was a learning curve. So it's no understatement to say that without SV Sports Therapy, I would be highly unlikely to be able to run the marathon."
Ed says that music and varying the route has really helped with his training. He uses an app called DW Map, which works with his Garmin watch, where you can map out new routes, which took him out of his comfort zone.
He also says that having friends and family who are runners helped a lot for advice from their own experiences as well as motivation.
And he found a great nutritionist who gave him some key advice on strengthening his immune system and how to fuel for the long runs.
Rhythms of Life is a homeless charity run entirely by volunteers with no funding. Ed is hoping to raise £2,000 for them: www.justgiving.c om/fundraising/ed-scott1
Good luck, Ed!