Steven Shaw has been in the fitness industry since 2006 and a graduate Sports Therapist since 2011.
He has operated in a wide range of environments from chain gyms such as DW Fitness, Virgin Active as well as from private PT studios and has been part of the team at the hugely popular SR2 Fitness based in Sunderland since 2013.
He is extremely experienced in all aspects of Sports Therapy having been pitch side at over 500 non-league games and having worked in professional football both as part of a multi-disciplinary team at Middlesbrough F.C. and as the sole Sports Therapist when he spent a season with Scottish League Two side Berwick Rangers F.C. with a noted highlighted being the club getting to the Scottish Cup Quarter Final for the first time in 50 years.
He has consulted as a rehab specialist for Newcastle United Women’s Team and currently consults with Morpeth Town A.F.C. as their club Sports Therapist.
He now specialises in working with both professional and semi-professional football players privately, using a holistic approach being able to manage all aspects of a player’s fitness, strength, conditioning and nutrition as well as recovery protocols. His approach to a players conditioning takes into account and compliments the schedule and work they do with their club to ensure maximising performance and recovery.
As a sports therapist with extensive experience in football he is able to specialise in injury rehabilitation particularly soft tissue, hip, knee and ankle rehabilitation including ACL/PCL reconstruction rehab and is able to use his experience in leading football coaching sessions to also lead end stage on pitch rehab.
He also has over 10,000 hour’s experience in personal training and still works with the general population on all aspects of health, fitness and nutrition creating the popular #lasseswholift programme in 2013 which is still thriving today. Steven’s proven methods guarantee his clients to be fitter, faster, stronger and leaner. He is also available for clinical work one day a week at The Bodyworks Clinic in Washington, Tyne & Wear.
He has consulted and been employed by various education companies including Premier Training and now delivers ActiveIQ Diploma’s in Personal Training & Sports Massage through his own ActiveIQ approved centre, Steven Shaw PT Education Ltd.
The Boring Bit
Sports Therapy BSc (Hons)
Sports Training & Rehabilitation Foundation Degree FdSc
OMT Medical Acupuncture
OMT Osteopathic Spinal Manipulation
Premier Training ActiveIQ Level 3 Award Education & Training
Premier Training ActiveIQ Level 3 Personal Training Diploma
ITEC Level 3 Sports Massage
ITEC Level 3 Swedish Massage
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner Level 3 (Sports Injuries)
Kinesio Taping Fundamental & Advanced Level 1&2
FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Management in Football
Circuit Training Instructor
Yoga for Sporting Performance
FA Football Coach
FA Emergency First Aid
FA Defibrillator Awareness Course
I am also a member of the Football Medical Association (FMA)
Steven Shaw PT Education Ltd
Steven Shaw PT Education Ltd main attribute is the experience the tutor has in the industry and is why these qualifications are the one’s focussed on by him as it is where he has the most expertise. With over 14,000 hours of industry experience in both Personal Training and Sports Massage (Therapy) he is able to maximise the learner experience and give you the tools required to not only be a qualified practitioner but also go onto have a successful career. There is also the flexibility of an eLearning option so learner’s can complete the qualification around existing commitments but still receive unrivalled personal support.
The qualifications available are:
Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells is aimed at learners who already have knowledge and skills in fitness instruction, to a professionally competent level to plan and deliver safe and effective kettlebell exercises and training sessions.
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
The aim of this Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
This qualification will further develop learners, who have existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable them to pursue a career in personal training.
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
The aim of the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to provide sports massage therapy to a range of clients who have dysfunctional tissue, without acute/post-acute injuries or underlying pathological conditions.
Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
The aim of the Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to treat and/or seek to correct common patterns of dysfunction and suitable pre-diagnosed injuries.