We are delighted to announce our affiliation programme with Perfect Balance Clinic. This is a fantastic opportunity for club athletes to get specialist help to resolve sports related aches and pains as well as reduce the risk of injury re-occurrence.
The main benefits of the programme are:
- highly preferential rates and free screening consultation for athletes meeting the Club’s eligibility criteria
- special events and offers for all Club athletes
- £10 discount on your first visit to Perfect Balance for all Club athletes
A short Q&A about Perfect Balance and the programme is provided below. If you have any other queries, don’t hesitate to contact Nick Lloyd on
What services does Perfect Balance offer?
Perfect Balance are specialists in pain relief and injury rehabilitation, with practitioners in all the main areas, including:
||► Sports Injury Rehab
||► Running Clinic
||► K-Laser Therapy
|► Sports Massage
||► Kinesio Taping
|► Shock Wave Therapy
|► Podiatry/Foot care
How does the programme work?
We have tried to structure the programme to reward an athlete’s commitment to training and competition, and to motivate them to improve their performance by creating 2 tiers of benefits: Tier 1 and Tier 2. These tiers determine the level of discount an athlete will receive when having treatment from Perfect Balance. We have determined the eligibility criteria for each tier (see below) - any athlete who meets these standards can benefit from the agreed preferential rates.
These rates are applicable on all treatments listed above except for Shock Wave and K Laser.
Note: If you’re covered by private medical insurance, you will still be able to access these services but Perfect Balance will bill the normal amounts to your insurance company. Any treatments that are not covered by insurance e.g. sports massage will still be offered at the reduced rate.
What are the eligibility criteria for the programme?
There are 3 main eligibility criteria: 1. Training Commitment 2. Commitment to competing for the Club 3. Event Achievement
For Tier 1 Athletes, the event achievement criteria are as follows:
- U15, U17 & U20 age groups: achievement of the English Schools Standard (ESAA)
- U13’s: rank inside the Top 25 in the UK for their age group
- Seniors: achieve ‘UK 100 Target’ set on the Power of 10 database.
For Tier 2 Athletes, the achievement criteria is to achieve County Standard in their event
Tier 2 athletes who gain the ESAA standard will be upgraded to Tier 1 in the following month.
How many athletes are eligible at the moment and how often is eligibility reviewed?
At present, there are 51 eligible athletes who have all been notified. If you become eligible throughout the course of the season, you will be sent an email giving you details of how to register and to claim your free screening consultation.
Eligibility will be reviewed monthly between April and September, and we anticipate that the number of eligible athletes may rise to as many as 85 at any one time.
How long will my eligibility last?
Athletes will qualify from the month following their qualifying performance until September the following year e.g. an athlete who qualifies as a Tier 1 or Tier 2 athlete in June 2014 will continue to be eligible for services up until September 2015. However, if you subsequently achieve a Tier 1 or Tier 2 performance again the following year, your eligibility will be extended for another 12 months.
We will always write to you to confirm whenever there is any change to your eligibility.
Does it cost me to register?
It does not cost you anything to register. You only pay for your treatment at the reduced rates as and when you need it. The free screening offer is also really FREE!
Do I need to be injured to register?
No. Please don’t wait until you are injured to register. If you receive an email confirming your eligibility, the offer will be withdrawn if you don’t respond within required timescales. In the event that you don’t reply on time, you will not be able to register again for the current year, and will only be written to again if you qualify again the following year.
This sounds too good to be true. What do I have to do in return?
This is indeed a great opportunity, but you genuinely only have to pay for the treatment you receive at the discounted rates. All that Perfect Balance asks in return is that you use social media e.g. Twitter, facebook to write about your experience
Can I use Perfect Balance even if I don’t qualify?
Any Herts Phoenix athlete can use Perfect Balance but will not be eligible for the discounts received by Tier 1 & Tier 2 athletes. However, all Club athletes will be entitled to claim a £10 discount on your first visit to perfect balance.
Where do I have to go for my treatment?
Although Perfect Balance has clinics in St Paul’s & Harley Street in London, this offer only applies to their clinics in Hatfield (Next Generation) and St Albans (Fitness First & Verulam).
What does the free screening consultation involve?
There will be 3 main elements to the screening, which together will take about an hour to complete:
- a bike assessment to look for leg asymmetries
- an injury review
- a biomechanical screen
Once completed, this will enable the Perfect Balance team to understand current or potential issues and give advice on the appropriate course of action. This is aimed at injury prevention.
Following the screening, each athlete will be setup on Perfect Balance’s online exercise database to ensure they get a tailored stretching programme which addresses these issues.
What sort of special events and offers will be available?
From time to time, Perfect Balance will launch new services (eg free trial for forthcoming Pilates for runners) and/or run special events (eg sports massage pop ups at events), available to all Herts Phoenix athletes. News about these events and offers will be available via our Facebook page, email or on the website.
Why should I try Perfect Balance?
Apart from the financial benefits, we believe Perfect Balance are really excellent at what they do and that Perfect Balance is different to other companies offering similar services:
- The breadth and depth of expertise of the team – Perfect Balance has experienced specialists in all the key areas and all its team are fully qualified, fully insured and registered to practice.
- The treatment ethos and integrated approach to patient care – Perfect Balance operates as an integrated team to resolve issues quickly as well as identifying and treating the root causes of pain/injury to help prevent re-occurrence
- The Commitment and focus on individual patient needs – Perfect Balance recognises that every client has special requirements and prides itself on maintaining a professional yet personal touch.
What have other Herts Phoenix athletes said about Perfect Balance?
We have already had excellent feedback from athletes using Perfect Balance services – here are just a few of their comments:
Hannah Lloyd Jun 15
Thanks to all the help from @PBClinic I came away from Southerns with a bronze medal and a new PB!!
laura Jun 16
So happy with yesterdays performance; achieving a seasons best.Thank you to the work done by @PBClinic to help me begin my #rehabilitation
James Lonngren Sampaio Jun 11
Got a pretty bad case of shin splints, thanks to the physio services from Perfect Balance Clinic, they are rapidly improving! Thanks!