What Is Global Performance Therapy?
It is our mission at Global Performance Therapy to help every athlete do what he or she does best, better. We achieve this by delivering a tailored sports therapy plan, which seeks to improve key markers such as range of motion and muscle tissue quality. We are dedicated to caring for athletes in a way that respects our earth and oceans, by using organic products and proudly being paper-free. We are surfers, we are runners, we are footballers. We are Global.
Active Release Technique
Fascial and muscular release, focusing on breaking up adhesions which can develop in the tissue as a result of poor posture or biomechanics. A gentle treatment, suitable for everyone. See Donna Masing for all your ART needs.
Use of very thin needles placed at particular points on the body to help release tension, knots and to stimulate the healing process in chronic conditions. Our dry needling practitioners are Donna Masing, Timothy Morris and Billie Parsons.
We use a mixture of rigid strapping tape in the SPRT method, combined with Rocktape for maximum mobility and to increase the removal of metabolic waste from the lymph system. Book in with Donna Masing or Billie Parsons for your taping needs.
Stick Mobility combines joint mobilisation, strength training, and deep fascial stretching to increase athletic performance, reduce risk of injury, and speed recovery after exercise. Our qualified Stick Mobility trainer is Donna Masing.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Our state of the art oxygen chamber is a portable model with a depth of 1.35 ATA and is spacious enough to sit up, lie down or even do some light stretching. Purified air pumped into the chamber increases the atmospheric pressure threefold, so under the conditions your lungs can gather up to 300 times more oxygen.
Your blood carries this oxygen throughout your body and is pushed into all of the body’s fluids – the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. This helps fight bacteria to reduce infection and stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells. Injured tissues or structures require more oxygen to survive, so this is how HBOT works to help you recover up to three times faster.
GPT was founded in 2015 by Donna Masing, who has worked with professional athletes from a variety of sports for a decade.
In 2016 Donna sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a surfing accident. It was at this time, while searching for answers as to why her condition wasn’t improving she found Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
After several sessions, Donna started to feel herself again and was able to make a slow return to work. After some more sessions, Donna had the majority of her executive cognitive functions back and decided to share this incredible technology with her community on the Tweed Coast.
Late 2018 Donna finally made a return to full time work, and welcomed Remedial Massage Therapist Billie Jane Parsons to the team. A few months later, Osteopath Timothy Morris from Bodyworx Healthcare came on board and brought with him Holly Charlton Dietitian.
Our therapists are available from Monday to Saturday at varying hours, please contact us to book an appointment.
GPT offers HBOT from Monday to Friday, 9am till 6pm. Please contact us for more information using the contact form below.