Sports Injury – The Specialist
Sebastien Challen BSc (Hons), MSc, MSST
Sports Injury has been an important aspect of my training from the very beginning. I graduated from the University of Kent in 2007 with a degree in Sports Therapy, Health and Fitness. I then went on to complete a Masters degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation which was completed in 2008.
My mission and goal is to enhance people’s performance in their chosen field whether it be on the sports field, at home, or at work and to help people continue to do their activities for as long as possible. As a local lad from Overton I want to provide this service to Hampshire and it is my belief that any session should be aimed at being both professional and honest.
I carried out valuable experience with a variety of highly competitive sports teams including Kent County Cricket Club, Watford FC, and Chatham Town FC before joining a Spine Centre in Canterbury, Kent.
I spent a year and a half at the Spine Centre providing deep tissue massage, power stretching workshops, and sports injury expertise to individuals from a variety of professions and ranging between the ages of 16 to 80.
Having that opportunity has allowed me to further develop my skills and knowledge base to the next level and further improve the quality of the treatment I provide.
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.
Preventing injury and optimising performance is beneficial to everyone whether on the sports field, at work or at home. Through a comprehensive assessment of posture, muscle imbalance, biomechanics and flexibility, any imbalances will be identified. A programme addressing these inefficiencies will allow you to continue your sport or activities with a decreased risk of injury while enhancing your performance.
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.