Welcome to Optimal Sports Therapy Centre
The Optimal Sports Therapy Centre, Basingstoke, offers a wide range of treatments and corrections. Treatments are aimed to speed up recovery, restore function and help you return to your normal daily activities at work, leisure or sport.Read more >
Why Choose The Optimal Sports Therapy Centre?
Testimonials from some of our clients…
Seb was introduced to me by my work colleagues, to have deep tissue therapy on my shoulders. I have had problems with my shoulders for many years, since having therapy with Seb, my shoulders have not felt so loose and flexible. I can highly recommend Seb. Should I need further therapy, I know exactly where I’ll be going. Thanks Seb!!
I’d spent many years visiting Osteopaths and Chiropractors to be cracked and crunched when all I really needed was a good old fashioned stretch and sports massage! Seb was recommended to me by a few people from my badminton club and I’ve never looked back.
Having fallen off my bike too many times, the Optimal Sports Therapy Centre has done a fantastic job in fixing my back, knee and tennis elbow from various sporting injuries. Seb has a talent for finding every little knot and tight piece of tissue and massaging away the aches and pain.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a first class Physical Sports Therapist.
I was recommended to him by my daughter. I had visited the doctor for a routine check-up . I was overweight, had high blood pressure, etc. I decided to take dramatic action to get fit and signed up for a full IRONMAN triathlon at the age of 57. (That’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon). This involved a strict regime of daily training for 11 months. Part of this regime was to visit Seb Challen, at the Optimal Sports Therapy Centre, for various treatments, some preventative and some to help with niggles picked up in training. I am sure that I could have never completed this challenge without the help of Seb. I have since completed another three IRONMAN races, including 2 in 2 weeks, all at under the careful management of Seb at Optimal. Thanks Seb!!
My wife and I were introduced to Seb and his amazing fingers through the Ideal Spine Centre in Blean. Weekly deep tissue massages were an essential part of our regular chiropractic adjustments. By relaxing the muscles surrounding the spine it enabled the practitioner to more effectively carry out these adjustments. The proof of Seb’s skills is in the dramatic improvement in both my and my wife’s physical abilities. She no longer has debilitating headaches and I have staved off a potential second hip replacement. That is the professional side of Seb’s abilities but there are also his people skills. His ability to immediately ‘get on’ with people to relax them and relate to each and every person that he treats showing an interest in their day to day activities and commending them on their progress though their treatment. Marilyn and I will miss our weekly sessions with Seb and wish him the success he deserves in his new venture.
Optimal Sports Therapy has helped me in many ways. I'm a GB Duathlete and a regular runner with my club BMHAC. I've had my share of injuries ranging from hamstring issues, tight glutes, calves and Seb has been fantastic in getting me sorted and back out there competing again. Seb has also helped me a great deal with my shoulders. I've had 3 operations on both the left and right. Seb is very knowledgeable and thoroughly explains what he is going to do and what exercise I need to do between appointments. I trust his expertise.
I just want to thank you all for helping to sort out my torn medial ligament on my left knee. I cannot believe that I was able to recover so quickly and get back to dancing Argentine tango in time for a weekend festival I had booked away in November. Before Covid I was dancing 5 or 6 times a week. I dance mainly Argentine Tango and jive. Injuring my knee in August was not what I was expecting, as we were all starting to dance again. I was in a lot of pain and discomfort. I tried to get treatment through my GP, but I was only offered a telephone call with the Physio, who said he would send me some exercises via email, but I never received anything. I did some local research and found the Optimal Sports Therapy Centre in Basingstoke and called Seb. He was able to see me quite quickly and immediately told me what sort of injury I had incurred. He advised how best to treat it. He said that such injuries can take a long time to heal. He said that we could set a goal for me to be fit for the weekend of November 19th, but that we would have to see how it goes. I was very pleased with his assessment and felt confident that I was in the right hands and that they would be able to help me with the healing process. I was then referred to Jamie, who devised a challenging exercise plan for me. He was amazing, also very encouraging and supportive. The exercises were hard but I stuck with them and was very diligent about doing them. After a few weeks, Jamie passed me on to Chris for more strengthening and rehabilitation. Chris was also wonderful and amazing, supportive and encouraging. He knew exactly what I should or should not be able to do at that stage. He put me through my paces and set me more exercises. My knee movements returned relatively quickly without due strain or pain. The whole team went the extra mile with me to help me reach my goal. I was very pleased with my progress. I recovered in time for my weekend away on the 19th November. I danced for 4 hours for three nights in a row, with no trouble. I could not have done it without the help of Seb, Jamie and Chris. You are all amazing at what you do. I can't thank you enough. I am so glad I found you and got the right treatment. If you have an injury, I highly recommend the Optimal Sports Therapy Centre. You will not be disappointed and I hope that you make as speedy a recovery as I did.
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Welcome Chris Smith MSc CSCS (Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Rehab Specialist) to The Optimal Sports Therapy...Read More >