Belper Life-Fitness & Performance Physio (Previously known as Belper Rehab Physio) was set up in 2008 by Ruth Machej. Ruth has been a practicing Sports Therapist since 1998, qualifying with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy and a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2008. This was alongside other qualifications in gym instruction, Swiss ball, sports taping, fitness testing, and bio-mechanical analysis. During this time, Ruth has had a successful practice in Suffolk and has treated many international athletes, particularly members of the Great Britain pole vault, bobsleigh, and swimming squad.
Ruth is an ex-international pole-vaulter, ending her professional sporting career in 2003 to begin studying her second degree in Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University. Graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy, Ruth was a practicing Physiotherapist in the NHS for over a decade and Private Health Care simultaneously, before committing full-time to her business, enabling her to provide the very best in her field to all her clients.
She is also a keen horse rider and enjoys cycling and core stability training.
Ruth is a specialist in sports and musculoskeletal injuries, providing rehabilitation of the highest standard to enable a smooth return to sport/physical activity with injury prevention advice.
Ruth also trained as a Pilates Instructor with the Australian Pilates Institute and teaches 15-20 classes per week for injury rehabilitation and core stability.
Ruth is also a published researcher in Sports Performance having had her work published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal.