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The only facility in Shropshire with experts in all areas of health, fitness, sports performance, youth training, physiotherapy and sports rehab all under one roof. Our coaches and physiotherapists work at the highest level, with Olympic and Paralympic athletes helping them prepare for the two biggest sporting events in the world.

Head Performance Coach, Rehab Specialist and Owner
Ashley Downing BSc MSc ASCC
Email – ash@salopia.eu

Summary
Ash has a vast amount of experience from general clients to elite level athletes and organisations, including universities, youth academies, professional sports teams, Olympic and Paralympic programmes. He currently leads the physical preparation for world level athletes, specifically in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic and Olympic games. Ash has a masters degree in sport & exercise science and is the only UKSCA accredited strength & conditioning coach in Shrewsbury.

Current Roles
Ash is currently the lead performance coach for the Great Britain Archery Olympic and Paralympic squads, working for the English Institute of Sport which is the hub of sport science support for almost all Olympic and Paralympic sports in the UK. He also is a consultant and lead performance coach for Scottish Rugby’s SQ programme, looking after their U16-U20 international youth players in England and France, as well as managing the physical performance programme for the GB Archery Youth programme.

Previous Roles
He previously was the Head of Strength & Conditioning at a professional rugby union team, and led several performance programmes at Sheffield Hallam University, England Basketball, Sheffield FC, and many more. Ash has worked in over 20 sports giving him a broad range of understanding the physical requirements of different sports and a wealth of coaching experience and results.

You can check Ash is accredited with the United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association here. You can also view his linkedin profile here.

Chartered Physiotherapist
Jonny Bucke BSc MSc MCSP MMACP
Email – info@salopia.eu

Summary
Jonny is a Chartered Physiotherapist, who qualified from the University of Birmingham and has gone on to gain extensive experience in high performance sport. Jonny currently works for the English Institute of Sport as the lead physiotherapist for the Great Britain Men’s Artistic Gymnastics team; with highlights including working at several European and World Championships and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 


Alongside this, Jonny has completed a Masters degree (MSc) in Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapy, has undergone further specialist training in Acupuncture and Sports Massage and has published research internationally focusing on the spine in the field of physiotherapy. 
He is also currently studying a post graduate diploma in Sports Medicine.

Previous Roles
Jonny has previously worked in professional football with Reading FC and semi-professional rugby. He has also worked in the NHS across multiple different settings, including musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics, elderly rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and intensive care.

You can check Jonny is chartered and registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council here. You can also view his linkedin profile here.

Receptionist
Amanda Broadhurst
Email – info@salopia.eu

Summary
Amanda is here to deal with all inquiries, she will be the voice you hear if you give us a call. She can help you book physiotherapy appointments, discovery calls, or take messages and provide general information about our services.