A SPORTS injury specialist started his own business in Swindon after taking a leap of faith to pursue his passion for health and fitness.

Nick White launched TiME Clinics from his home in Stratton, where he helps people recover from sports injuries, build up mobility and fitness after an operation or improve their quality of life through hands-on therapy and encouraging clients to develop good movement and exercise habits.

The 48-year-old was a plumber for many years and has loved sports and fitness since he was a child, taking part in everything from American football to bodybuilding.

He arrived in Swindon in the 1990s to join and then lead martial arts classes, and played in the Swindon Storm American Football team.

Nick added: "A major turning point came for me in 2012 when I broke my leg badly playing American football. After two operations to put my leg back together, I found there was very little support to get me back on my own two feet.

"I started to create my own rehabilitation programme as I wanted to be able to continue to enjoy sport and keep my fitness going. I’m now fitter and stronger than I’ve ever been so it worked."

With the support of his wife Julie, Nick decided to gain formal qualifications and he's now a qualified Level 5 sports and clinical therapist and human movement specialist.

He holds Levels 3 and 4 in sports and remedial massage therapy. In 2021, he committed to become a qualified osteopath and is a first year student with the College of Osteopaths in London.

The couple are committed to leading a healthy and active lifestyle together by eating a healthy diet and ttraining with weights together, taking part in competitive fitness events and rambling and caravanning.

Nick created and opened a purpose-built clinic at his home, with plans to expand and offer aligned treatments with other vetted therapists in the future.

He added: "“I’m able to support people with back, neck, shoulder, hip or knee pain, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, general sports injuries to help them safely resume the activities they love.

“I particularly support women and men in their 40s and 50s, though my oldest client so far has been 85!”

TiMe Clinics (which stands for Therapy, Integrated Movement and Education) offers support for pain caused by a sporting injury or other activities. Visit www.timeclinics.co.uk