About us 

Smart Practice was formed to provide professional Sports & Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy to everyone! 
 
It brings to you extensive knowledge in anatomy and physiology combined with formal training in sports and remedial massage and soft tissue therapy along with years of clinical experience. 
 
 
Call us today to book 
an appointment with 
Dr Sarah Taylor  
or Lauren Melville,  
our Sports & Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue Therapists. 
 

Useful Links 

 
Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy/Soft Tissue Therapy 
 
British Medical Acupuncture Society 
 
Essential Chiropractic provides chiropractic care for all the family based in Torquay 
 
Fascial Movement Taping by Rock Tape 
 
Physique - 'We care because you care' provides a variety of products for musculoskeletal treatment including Rehabilitation & Exercise, Supports & Braces and Self-Care. 
 
Magnesium (Epsom) Salts - Dissolve salts in a warm bath of 37-39°C. Relax and soak for 20 minutes to help relax tired and aching muscles. 
 
 
Dr Sarah Taylor Sports and Remedial Massage Therapist MBChB(Hons) BSc(Hons) OSSM(Dip) 
 
Sarah is a qualified medical doctor, registered with the General Medical Council (GMC), and has practised for a number of years as a medical clinician and university lecturer. She has developed a deep interest in musculoskeletal conditions and sports medicine. Sarah has always been involved in competitive sport including triathlon and long distance running. She experienced the benefits of Sposts Massage and Acupuncture first hand and so decided to complete studies in the subjects. 
 
Sarah attained a BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage through the ISRM (Institute of Soft Tissue Therapists) in 2006 at the Oxford School of Sports Massage (OSSM). Sports and Remedial Massage Therapists who achieved the level 4 (BTEC) qualification undewent the highest level of professional training in soft tissue therapy then attainable. 
 
To maintain practicing standards and full membership with the awarding body Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is obligatory through private study and educational activities. Sarah likes to consolidate and broadens her knowledge and skills as this improves the service to her clients. 
 
Qualified with honours as a Medical Doctor 
 
Degree in Anatomy & Human Biology 
 
Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage 
 
Trained in advanced soft tissue techniques 
 
Specialist training in Pregnancy Massage 
 
Trained in Western Medical Acupuncture 
 
Trained in Kinesiology Taping 
 
Full member of: 
Lauren Melville Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist 
Lauren is a qualified clinical Sports & Remedial Massage and Soft Tissue therapist who has achieved, with the ISRM (Institute of Sports & Remedial Massage), a BTEC Level 5 diploma, currently the highest attainable qualification within the UK. 
 
She treats a variety of clients from all walks of life as well as working quite closely with a small local team of competing, professional athletes. She herself has a varied interest in sport from running to cross-fit to boxing. 
 
Lauren has a great interest in musculoskeletal conditions and continues to develop this through CPD courses and study. Through this she maintains practicing standards whilst expanding her knowledge, skills and techniques and very much looks forward to bringing this to both the clinic and clients. 
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