Barry Phillipson of Smart Therapy has been involved in a wide range of external contracts over 10 years working with the FA and UEFA. Along the way he has expanded bringing in Chiz to his team and external therapists to help make a great team of therapists.

Below are a few memorable contracts away from The Smart Therapy Studios.

Football Referees

Barry has predominantly been contracted to the Football Association, Football League and in the last two years UEFA and FIFA football referees. Beginning the contract in 2001 he began treating the professional referees through an existing client Jo Ogg (then at Staverton Park). In 2004 he was the masseur to Jeff Winter for the Manchester United v Millwall F.A. Cup Final. Barry has been the chosen masseur for all subsequent F.A. Cup Finals. The Football League requested Barry join their major finals mid 2000 for the Play Off Finals and Carling Cup Finals.

In 2010 Barry became the masseur for the European and International Referees’ who were officiating the home games for Manchester United and England. In 2011/12 this contract was extended to Manchester City.

Two games that stand out amongst all finals was the Liverpool V West Ham F.A. Cup Final and the Champions League Final- Barcelona v Manchester United.

Chiz has also joined Barry in treating the officials at St George’s Park, the training centre for the England International sports teams. Having also had a trip to Wembley, Chiz is also taken work on the European stage where he has been attending home Europa League games for Swansea City FC to treat the officials. Barry has also had two external therapists as part of the St George’s Park trips and Wigan’s home Europa League ties.

In November 2013 Barry had been asked to bring a team for the European U17′s Championships to Mickleover, Derby for the latest tournament. For both Barry and Chiz this was a great insight into a FIFA tournament and treating the officials.

Sir Cliff Richard

Barry received what was at first thought to be a prank call asking if he could be available the next day to massage Sir Cliff Richard. In Barry’s own words this was one of the most surreal two days of his life. Barry also massaged a number of the touring artists for the tour.

GB Ladies Basketball Team

Barry first got involved with the ladies team in 2008 and spent two days in June 2012 with Chirag Govind massaging the Olympic team. For the two therapists this was an incredible insight to the Olympic preparations.

Midlands Music Festival

The Tamworth based charity concert allowed Barry to meet and get his hands on a wide varity of artists. These artists included Alexander O’Neil, Chico, Lemal, Peter Andre, Mark King( a particular hero of Barry’s and his Dad), the JLS boys, Diversity, Alexandra Burke, Right Said Fred, Aswaad, Blue and many more.

Martin Fox and Rob Debner are two of the Rugby Union Referees whom Barry and Chiz have treated. Martin and a number of the Premiership referees are regular visitors to the studios.

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