About Paul Magee
My name is Paul Magee and I own and run Profortis Sports Therapy and Pain Management. I've worked as a Sports Therapist for over 20yrs now and I've spent the last 11 years using Interactive Neurostimulation(InterX) to treat a broad variety of pain conditions along with the more traditional therapies of massage and exercise. I've spent 9 yrs researching, teaching and developing the technology with Neuro Resource Group, the manufacturer of the InterX in the USA. The success of this electrical stimulation treatment offers a very quick improvement in symptoms and my time working with the military, professional sports teams and pain management centres in the US, Europe and Australia has given me invaluable experience which I use everyday to help my patients.
I tend to use a balance of different approaches depending on your needs and your condition with the goal of getting you feeling better, more supple and pain free as soon as possible. This might mean just using massage techniques alone but it could also involve a more complex treatment protocol of ice or heat, InterX, massage, stretching and strenghtening exercises. I always discuss my treatment plans with you, the patient. Having suffered juvenile migraines as a teenager, I specialise in treating headaches and tension related pain with a combination of massage, heat, acupressure (pressing on acupuncture points) and stretching.
Again, with a perspective from personal experience, I also assess the biomechanics of my patients if they are suffering unexplained injuries or pain in the lower limbs and low back. The computer generated report is then used to produce custom orthotics that patients wear in their shoes. This corrects the problem, a bit like fixing the foundations of a house, and then the therapy is much more effective at resolving the injury. My goal is to offer my patients a solution to their problem, not just a temporary fix. I dont go anywhere without my own orthotics.
My name is Tom Powell and I joined Profortis Sports Therapy and Pain Management in late 2016.
I followed my passion for sport and understanding the capabilities of the human body to study BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Maths at Loughborough University. I have since qualified as a level 3 Sports Massage Therapist, treating patients since the start of 2016. Further training with Paul at Profortis has added headache treatment, electrotherapy, Gaitscan and lower limb biomechanics to my repertoire.
Years of playing hockey mean I have personally walked the tightrope of numerous sport related injuries; cramps, strained muscles, shin splints, knee & back pain to name a few. The past few years, I have focused on long distance running, progressively getting faster and going longer, covering distances from local 5k Parkruns right through to 90km+ Ultra marathons on the other side of the world!
Sports massage therapy has played a vital role alongside my training (and the stresses of everyday life), helping to keep me injury-free and making me more in tune with my body - it can do this for you too! I understand what it takes to get your body in shape and, more importantly, help to keep it that way.
Some of my best experiences have come from sporting achievement, both personally and through supporting others to realise their ambitions. My aim is to assist my patients in pursuing their own individual goals, be that recovery from injury, resolving chronic pain issues, maintaining training workloads or achieving high level performance.