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Victory Health & Performance is an expert physiotherapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation clinic in Liverpool Street.

Sports massage to keep the injuries at bay!

Hamstring tears and strains are rife in football and rugby. When you run fast, your stride length increases so the hamstrings have to work harder to control this greater range at speed – which can lead to disaster if your hamstrings are already tight!

Most players also have a dominant leg, and this can also play a role in hamstring strains, with greater muscle strength in the preferred leg potentially causing havoc to your balance, postural alignment and overall movement.

A really good massage therapist, who is skilled in working with posture and flexibility issues, can be a godsend to rugby and football players who put their hamstrings on the line each week!

Meet Hayley

With over 12 years’ experience as an MISRM Level 5 sports massage therapist, Hayley has developed an exceptionally intuitive skill set with a high level of attention to detail, which led to her working with the Canadians at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Working closely with Victory’s physios, Hayley offers outstanding care with a detailed initial consultation, treatment and structured aftercare tailored to each individual’s needs, based on the cause of your issues, rather than just the symptoms.

Hayley says “Sports massage is great for treating muscle soreness and tension after training and match days. It helps to lengthen short, tight muscle fibres, improving range of movement and flexibility and speeds up healing post trauma.”

Hayley Hopkins

Sports Massage Therapist

What I do

Everything in your body is connected.

An injury in one place can lead to compensation and further injury in another. So when you feel pain, you need to know where the trouble stems from. At Victory, which is just two minutes from Liverpool Street and Moorgate, we find, analyse and tackle the cause of your pain, rather than just looking at the symptoms. Once we've located the problem, we can help you get better and better. No temporary fixes - we only deal in long-term solutions.

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Why Victory is different

Everyone's body has a story to tell, and when you come to Victory, we listen. We understand that injury is rarely just about one painful part.

Using our unique Health & Performance Pyramid, we look at your body as a whole to find the real cause of the problem. And when we're designing a treatment plan for you, it's about more than physiology; we think about who you are, and what's important to you, whether that's trampolining or trips abroad. Whether you come to see us for physiotherapy, rehabilitation, massage or yoga, we respect your time by starting and ending sessions on the dot, we get back to you quickly by phone or email - and we remember how you take your tea!


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"I came to Victory after major knee reconstruction, and Nell and the team were utterly fantastic. The regular work they did with me, and the exercises they sent me away with, meant that my recovery was significantly swifter than expected by either me or my surgeon. The Victory team are a joy to work with, and totally focussed on what gets you fitter, quicker." Can't recommend them enough.”

Benji Lanyado

"I have used Victory for two sports-specific injuries and found the treatment to be excellent. From the initial pain relief to the long-term prevention, my experience has been very positive. Neither injury has recurred, and I would recommend Victory to anyone.”

Simon Carson

"Can’t speak highly enough of Nell’s direct professional approach, she quickly pointed out that I needed to back up my treatment with soft tissue work and stretching (yoga) in order to make long-term progress. This, together with regular treatment, has allowed me to get back into competitive sport without breaking down the whole time. Thank you.”


"Victory Health & Performance is the only team I have been treated by who have actually made a noticeable difference to my mobility and quality of life. They seem to have a near-magical ability to find what is not working and to fix it. Before being treated by Victory I was nearly forced to change careers, but now I am able to fulfil the full duties of my often physically strenuous job. I think Victory have the best therapists I have ever come across and cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Claire Ashby