Trevor Rutherford

Trevor Rutherford Physical Therapist in Durham

Soft Tissue Therapies

The 'Go To' Therapist in Durham


  • Bowen Technique – ECBS
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (L1) – HumanMotion
  • Functional Movement Screen (L1) – HumanMotion
  • Functional Movement Systems – FMS
  • Functional Aging Certificate – NASM
  • Y-Balance Screen – FMS
  • Soft Tissue Management: Lower Extremity – Active Release Techniques
  • Soft Tissue Management: Spine – Active Release Techniques
  • Active Isolated Stretching – Mattes (USA)
  • Biomechanics & Gait Analysis – Glozier (UK)
  • Essential TMJ – Bowenst
  • Active Aging Specialisation – Gray Institute
  • Red Flag Assessment for Serious Pathology – Laird (UK)


Professional Memberships

  • REPs Level 3 (Register of Exercise Professionals
  • FHT (Federation of Holistic Therapists)

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Personal Profile

Self-employed practitioner at NIHP Durham

Trevor has a lifetime of experience with soft tissue injuries and rehabilitation. He is a Massage therapist and Bowen therapist also specialising in clinical, therapeutic, orthopedic and sports massage.

As a CHEK practitioner (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) he is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS), also utilising manual muscle testing to assess dysfunctions of the coordination system of the brain resulting from traumatic injury, overuse, underuse, repetitive and postural stress.

His professional experience working with a diverse clientele includes training and massage therapy for optimal health, injury or post-surgery rehabilitation, injury prevention and athletic performance. Trevor has previously owned his own professional fitness facility for 15 years with great success in helping others achieve their fitness and performance goals, some achieving professional status.

Trevor holds an HND in Sports Science and is a Certified Myoskeletal Therapist through the Freedom from Pain Institute, a certified Golf Biomechanic through the CHEK institute, an Active Isolated Stretching practitioner and certified in Gray Cooks Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA).

Trevor has achieved all of the above despite having bone cancer at just 16 years old, and overcoming the loss of a lower limb at 18.

Trevor is driven to learn all that he can within the field of corrective exercise, soft tissue rehabilitation and nutrition. He is continually attending courses and seminars from the leaders in the field of exercise, massage and nutrition to improve his techniques to help improve you.


Thank you for your assistance and treatment of my persistent shoulder and back aches, I feel a lot better after my visits to your treatment room and a lot more relaxed. As you know I tend to fall asleep even when you are working to get rid of my aches!

I would recommend you to anyone with aches and pains, sports injuries or even someone wanting a relaxing massage.

Alan Kime – A Kime Electricals


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