Matt Spicer


Cath Partridge

Cath graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage.

During 2013-15 Cath worked alongside the Scarlets rugby medical team as an intern for two seasons and was the soft tissue therapist for Cardiff RFC for 5 seasons until 2017.  

Since then she has continued to work privately with members of the general public, various athletes and professional International rugby teams including occasional recovery sessions with the WRU for several 6 Nations and Autumn International campaigns as well as Australia, Samoa and Italy.

Cath currently works out of both the Pencoed and Barry clinics and can be contacted on 07805562496 for bookings. She can also be found under @c.p_sportsmassage on all social media platforms.


Matt Spicer

Hi, my name is Matt Spicer.

I have a 1st Class BSc Honours Degree in Sports Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage from Cardiff Met.

I am currently studying Physiotherapy at the University of Gloucestershire and I have a keen interest in musculoskeletal, neurological, and stroke pathologies.

As a former footballer with a history of recurring injuries, I have a keen interest to ensure that other athletes and members of the general public do not experience the same.

Over the last 5 years of clinical experience I have been involved in high level Athletics, Football, Cricket, and Rugby. Working with local teams and clubs such as Cardiff Met Athletics Sprint team and Pontypridd Town AFC, to worldwide events such as IAAF World Athletics Championships and 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, where I was involved in athlete recovery and rehabilitation pre and post events.

I am looking to continue this work within the community, with local athletes and to continue my experience with international athletes and professional clubs.

Professional Body Memberships:

SMA - Full Member

CSP - Student Member

Current & Previous Experience:

Newport County Football Club Academy (Newport, 2018 - Present)

Rugby World Cup 2019 tour (Japan, August - November 2019)

Cardiff Met Athletics (Cardiff, 2016 - 2019)

Pontypridd Town Football Club (South Wales, 2016 - 2019)

IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships 2018 (Birmingham, 2018)

Welsh Athletics Championships (Cardiff, 2016 & 2018)

New Zealand Rugby Union Squad (Cardiff, 2017)

Trans Provence - The Original MTB Rally (French Alps, 2017)

Newport Gwent Dragons Squad (Newport, 2017)

Cardiff Half Marathon (Cardiff, 2017)


1st Class Hons Degree in Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage

SMA Level 4 in Sports Massage

Myofascial Cupping

Spinal Mobilisation & Manipulation

Dry Needling

Sports & Kinesiology Taping Certificate

LUBAS First Aid in Sport & Exercise

Currently studying for BSc Physiotherapy & UEFA FDEP 1

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