As if training for the Six Nations wasn’t enough work, Saracens hooker and England first team favourite Jamie George is turning his talents to business, having announced today that he will be opening his own physiotherapy practice in Hertfordshire this year.
The Carter & George Practice is set to open in Hoddesdon in February. The clinic, which will offer first-class physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, is the joint venture of George and experienced physiotherapist and best friend Rhys Carter.
The practice will look to make the elite physio support George enjoys as a professional sports player accessible to the wider public. The practice will offer traditional treatments such as acupuncture, sports massage and electrotherapy, but will also deliver personal training sessions and group fitness classes aimed at improving the health and well-being of the community at large.
“The Carter & George Practice has been a dream of ours for many years, and we are so excited to be opening the practice in 2018,” said George
“As a professional rugby player, I spend a lot of time looking after my body and keeping myself in peak physical condition.Therefore, I know from experience that a healthy combination of physiotherapy and regular physical activity can have an incredible effect on general health and well-being.
“At the practice, we will aim to treat patients’ pain, improve their health, fitness and mobility, and educate them on the importance of taking care of themselves and keeping moving. I can’t wait to get the community involved in some fun sporting activity, too – we want this to be a real hub for all sorts of events and engagements.
“I’ll still be playing for my club and hopefully at an international level, but Saracens are extremely supportive of their players taking the time to develop their personal profile by branching out into business, and I’m looking forward to doing the team proud with this one!”
George and Carter want the clinic to demonstrate the wider benefits of physiotherapy, including the role it can play in mobility and wellness, rather than focusing solely on sporting injuries.
The practice will be equipped to treat patients of all ages, including those living with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, and will make use of state-of-the-art equipment and treatments at the forefront of the discipline, such as cryotherapy.