In addition to working with the sporting elite, Dr Sylvan Richardson (Doctor of Chiropractic, MChiro) wanted to provide healthcare to the wider community and realised his vision in April 2013 by opening up Rich Therapies, a wellness centre in Cheshire.
Sylvan has been on a quest of discovery pertaining to musculoskeletal medicine, including sports massage, sports therapy, myofascial therapy and chiropractic. He forged his reputation in 2004 providing sports massage to the world's top squash players on the PSA tour. Sylvan was then approached by the English Institute of Sport in 2007 where he treated the Olympic track and road cycling teams including Sir Chris Hoy MBE, Bradley Wiggins CBE, Jason Kenny CBE and Victoria Pendleton CBE; he also worked with British Tae Kwon Do and Paralympic Athletes.
Sylvan was invited to join the medical team at Liverpool Football Club in 2010 working closely with Steven Gerrard MBE, Jamie Carragher and Pepe Reina et al.
His background interest in martial arts and eastern philosophy as well as an extensive knowledge of the myofascial system provides the basis of his approach which includes chiropractic care, movement education and stretching techniques. In 2016 Sylvan graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic after five and a half years of extensive study.
“As Clinical Director of Rich Therapies, my aim is to provide the best quality person centred, evidence based healthcare to my patients - empowering them with pain and movement education and exercise prescription.”
Sylvan uses a variety of different techniques including:
- Chiropractic (McTimoney and Diversified)
- Postural/Gait Analysis
- Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilisations
- Myofascial Release (MFR)
- Sports Therapy
- Neuromuscular Re-education (NMR)
- Active and Passive Stretching
- Sports Massage
Email Sylvan at email@example.com