Monday, 9 December 2013

Gift Vouchers on sale now...

OQ Sports Therapy vouchers are now on sale at Pedalworks (5-7 West Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1SL).


Special offer on gift vouchers (expires 23/12/2013)
1 session £25
3 sessions £70
5 sessions £100

Treat yourself or buy for a friend or member of the family to help with injuries, deep tissue sports massage or to relax.

Email now for any further info or to book sessions 


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Otti & Poppet's adventures WITH SOUND!

So here's the video but with the sound actually working (I hope!) a little bit of The Who.....Otti and Poppet 2013 


Saturday, 9 November 2013

Otti's and Poppet's adventures....

Do you want become a hero like my Mum did in August 2007 by giving me my life saving kidney Poppet, or when my Dad gave my Uncle a life saving kidney in October 1986?
Sign up and become an organ donor www.organdonation.nhs.uk . Without this second chance of life I'd probably had never met half of the people in this short video, let alone ride a bike! Have a watch, Poppet and I have achieved quite a bit in the last 6 years.

video

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Well done Ian!

A huge well done to one of OQ Sports Therapy regular clients Ian Dickon @ian210575 for completing last weekend's Luton Half Marathon, he has completed various half marathons for amazing charities and did awesome against a tough hilly, very windy course! Ian has kindly sent in a testimony for www.ottiliequince.com Cheers Ian! Good luck for your training and your next half! 

"Great service from somebody who cares about your goals. If you are after a PB or if you just want to get fit, Ottilie will inspire you to achieve. She has helped me before and after events, with massage and stretches. Advice for the mind to help me along the way with my training. Can't speak highly enough of Ottilie!"




Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Sessions now available....

We are now taking bookings for sports therapy assessments and treatments at The Pedalworks store in Dunstable, Bedfordshire starting from next week (week commencing 2nd September) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 12 - 4pm.

The time slots are as follows;

12noon
12:45pm
1:30pm
2:15pm
3pm
3:45pm

Email OQSportstherapy@gmail.com to book your session.


Look forward to getting you back to full fitness!





Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Hello August we've been expecting you...

August is normally a nice relaxed month, previously Otti was a college teacher and usually it marks the mid point of the school holidays. This year August couldn't have been any busier for her....
Busy's good!
First up for OQ Sports therapist Otti was the biggest most notorious transplant sport event - The World Transplant Games http://www.wtg2013.com/
The transplant games whether British, European or Worlds take place to raise the profile and importance of organ donation. As lots of you know Otti received a life saving kidney transplant in August 2007 from her super hero Mum. Currently in the UK 3 people a day die waiting on life saving organ transplants. 
Otti represents the Great British Transplant Cycling team @GBTxCyclists who races in both the Time Trial (5km) and Road Race (20km). She previously had won every transplant cycling race she has taken part in, in her age group; 
The British Games in Bath (2010) Belfast (2011) Medway - Cyclopark (2012)
The World Transplant games, Göteborg, Sweden (2011)
and The European games double in Zagreb, Croatia (2012) 
So the pressure was on to do well in Durban, South Africa. The GB Tx team consisted of 13 riders whose life saving transplants include livers, kidneys, heart and bone marrow - an offal lot of organs (sorry yep used the same bad joke again!) we did amazingly well winning 19 medals out of 25 races, 9 world champs and 2 double double world champs with myself and our Coach/Captain Rich Smith @RecycledRich winning both the time trial and road race outright. As we still do not receive any central funding we have so many people to thank for helping us in preparation with our training, getting us to the games and excelling whilst in South Africa.
The GB cycling team played a huge part in GB's success at the games which was marked by topping the medal table and winning best team overall http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-2397166/World-Transplant-Games-Team-GB-NI-tops-medal-table.html
Mel Slaney, Di Higman and Otti Quince of GB Tx cycling team

After returning from South Africa Otti and Rich Smith had the honour of representing the team on ITV4's The Cycle Show. They took a trip down to Look Mum No Hands @1ookmumnohands on Old Street and met up with the presenter Graham Little, to their surprise Graham knew all about the World Transplant Games already as he had a family friend from Northern Ireland already in the team (Brian Armstrong). He said that The GB cycling team were doing a grand job in increasing the awareness and importance of organ donation. He also mentioned Otti's appearance in the August edition of Cycling Plus magazine as an Unsung Hero in British cycling - yes us cycling transplant guys sure get about!
Rich Smith and Otti Quince at The Cycle Show at Look Mum No Hands (They do great cake!)
After this whirlwind beginning of the month jet setting and being on television Otti underwent a major operation to save her transplant (and only) kidney at a specialist hospital in Oxford. The surgeon is one of the best in the country and knew of Otti's dedication to cycling, motivation, passion and lust for life, so was well up for the challenge. The operation went extremely well and she is now recovering at home, anticipating the start of the Vuelta a España from the comfort of her sofa :-)
OQ Sports Therapy is soon to be back to business as usual in association with Pedalworks @ridepedalworks

If you wish to make a booking for any of the following; injury assessment, injury treatment, rehabilitation, prehabilitation, sports massage or maintenance sports therapy work please email Otti on OQSportsTherapy@gmail.com


Otti hanging out with her bling at the home of OQ Sports Therapy at Pedalworks, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
A huge thank you to all of the following amazing people...
@Cyclotherapy
@ridepedalworks
@mamilcycling
@iQworx
@Proclothing
@cyclingplus
@thecycleshowtv
@sainsburys
@eastpak_uk
Therakos
And all of my friends and family who kindly donated via my Just Giving page.
If you want to become a super hero today like Otti's mum sign up to be an organ donor - go on, what are you chicken? ;-) 
https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/how_to_become_a_donor/registration/consent.asp

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Otts is off to South Africa...

In just over a week Ottilie will be heading to represent Great Britain at The World Transplant Games in Durban South Africa to defend her world titles in both the Time Trial and Road Race. Otts had a life saving kidney transplant from her awesome Mum back in August 2007 at Addenbrookes Hospital and has now gone on to ride for CC Luton and Team GB @GBTxCyclists in two national track omniums, the Welwyn track league and various TT's.

Otti is trying her hardest to promote becoming an organ donor amongst lets face it anyone she bunps in to, particularly BME backgrounds, currently 3 people a day die waiting for a life saving transplant. By training hard and motivating others through OQ Sports therapy Otti can maintain her health and keep her immunosuppressant drugs down to a minimal level and of course keep the docs happy at post transplant clinic at the Lister hospital. Most people think a transplant is a cure...it's not, it's a fantastic treatment but by no means a cure, Otti has to take anti rejection meds (currently down to just 12 magic pills a day! Happy days) to keep Poppet (yep she's named her kidney! Well her Mum did, after all she is here, but she's not having her back!) alive and well. Cycling helps keep her weight down, fitness up and spirits high and she's slightly obsessed with all things involving 2 wheels.

The GB team are heading off to South Africa at the end of the month to show to others post transplant we can be 'normal' well we've never been quite normal, maybe better than the norm now! 

Otti and her team have had some amazing support in the work up to the games and in developing OQ Sports therapy so we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all....so here goes, A HUGE THANK YOU TO...

@ridepedalworks
@Cyclingplus
@iQworx
@mamilcycling
@CyclingDirectSA
@CycleClubLuton
@Proclothing
@Sainsburys
@Boxfitdave