Introducing Champion UFC Fighter Marc “Bonecrusher” Diakiese

Introducing Champion UFC Fighter Marc “Bonecrusher” Diakiese

Marc “Bonecrusher” Diakiese is a highly successful UFC fighter and our newest ambassador.

Marc trains and competes to an extremely high level, meaning that his body needs to be warmed up, cooled down and recovered perfectly to ensure he gets the most out of every training session to prepare him for his next big fight. Find out a bit more about this ultimate athlete below.

Marc “Bonecrusher” Diakiese was born on the 16th of March 1993 in The Democratic Republic of the Congo. He moved to the UK at the tender age of 12 years old. Starting in 2010, Diakiese gained momentum on the amateur fighting scene.

Soon he fought his way to 3 British amateur titles. In 2014, he began his professional career joining the BAMMA organization after winning his first four professional fights . Bonecrusher moved to having an undefeated professional record of 9-0, successfully defending his BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship title twice before being scouted by the UFC. Diakiese made his UFC debut on 8 October 2016 at UFC 204 winning by TKO. He now holds a professional record of 12-3.

Marc uses his Theraplate every day for warm ups, cool downs, taking his Theraplate with him to every fight. The Theraplate can be used by everyone, professionals and amateurs alike.

We look forward to working more closely with Marc leading up to each fight and are proud to have him join the Theraplate revolution.

Introducing Champion UFC Fighter Marc "Bonecrusher"
Chinese Equestrian Star Alex Hua Tian Joins the Revolution!

Chinese Equestrian Star Alex Hua Tian Joins the Revolution!

Alex Hua Tian is a talented event rider representing China. With some already impressive stats, he continues to make his mark on the equestrian sport.

Alex is the youngest ever eventer to compete at an Olympic games and is also China’s first equestrian Olympian ever. Regularly seen at the most prestigious events across Europe, Alex is also an Ambassador for the Asian Games and won the Rising Star Award from Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) in 2009.

Alex shares his equestrian base in Cheshire with partner Sarah Higgins (who you might recognise from one of our previous posts!)

With an exciting string of horses for 2019, Alex has his sights set high and we can’t wait to support Alex and his horses and wish them good luck for the upcoming season!

Chinese Equestrian Star Alex Hua Tian
Chinese Equestrian Star Alex Hua Tian Joins the Revolution!
Meet the Team: Rachel Smith

Meet the Team: Rachel Smith

Organising the logistics of the business is a tall order and one which we have entrusted to Rachel Smith.

You may have already ‘met’ Rachel over email or telephone if you have contacted us before as she is based in our Head Office.

Due to it’s unique, patented technology, each Theraplate is made to order in the USA, meaning that a lot of organisation is needed from when it is ordered to the delivery of the new Theraplate. We deliver Theraplates all over the UK, that’s a lot of miles! Having a Logistics Manager as organised as Rachel is vital to making sure our clients receive their Theraplates as soon as possible.

With over 8 years of PA experience, she is the best person to keep on top of the logistics, orders and anything and everything else! Previously, Rachel has worked in private hospitals and in the health care industry. Rachel joined us in 2018 and has been fantastic at helping us keep on top of the general running of the business.

In her free time, Rachel is mainly occupied by her 1-year old daughter, Felicity and life as a Military Wife.

Fun Fact: The Archbishop of Canterbury had to grant Rachel her marriage licence and she had a Guard of Honour at her wedding!

To contact Rachel, please call 0800 955 2016 or email hello@theraplateuk.com

Meet the Team Rachel Smith
BD Winter Regionals

BD Winter Regionals

With the Winter Regionals well under way, we are counting down the days until the British Dressage Winter Championships.

Seeing potential future dressage talent come through the ranks is really exciting for us and so sponsoring the BD Medium Winter Championships allows us to support and nurture future talent.

We have already seen talented combinations take some of the qualifying spots at Addington for the Championship at Hartpury in April.

The next regional qualifying dates are:

  • 14th – 16th Feb Summerhouse EC
  • 16 – 19th Feb Bishop Burton
  • 19th – 23rd Feb Easton & Otley College
  • 18th – 24th Feb Myerscough College
  • 19th – 24th Feb Merrist Wood
  • 22nd – 24th Feb Morris Equestrian
  • 26th – 2nd March Wellington Riding.

If you are attending Bishop Burton this weekend, our Operations Manager and TheraPlate Therapist Floss will be available for treatments from Sunday 17th to Tuesday 19th February.

Sophie from Theraplate Cheshire will be attending Myerscough College on the 18th-24th February. We hope to see you there.

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!
Meet the Team: Dominic Fox

Meet the Team: Dominic Fox

Dominic (yellow) in his professional racing days.

Dominic Fox, Director of TheraPlate UK, has a wealth of experience within the equine industry, mostly shaped by his successful racing career which spans across the globe.

Dominic first began race riding in 2000 and was quickly named the Racing Schools Champion Apprentice. Other highlights include Dominic’s first ride and win in Dubai at Nad Al Sheba.

As with many successful jockeys, the highs came with a price. Dominic experienced a number of injuries from broken kneecaps, elbows and shoulders to collar bones and ribs. In 2009, Dominic decided to retire, this came after a devastating accident which left him having to be resuscitated twice.

However, this wasn’t to be the last time Dominic would hang up his breeches. Following a series of events in his personal life and the death of his father, Dominic decided to fulfil his father’s wishes and return to riding. In 2011, Dominic’s first ride back saw him winning at the Ayr Gold Cup meeting, soon followed by a win on the same horse at the Racing Post Trophy meeting at Doncaster. Fast forward to 2012, Dominic finished with a 40% strike rate for trainer Roger Varian and a 70% strike rate for Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum as well statistically being the leading claiming rider on the turf with a 15% strike rate.

Following this success, Dominic moved to the USA with his wife to continue race riding at top tracks such as Arlington Park, Churchill Downs and Keeneland. It was at this time that Dominic was first introduced to the TheraPlate.

Dominic Fox Horse Racer

Dominic (right) raced for many years.

In 2016, Dominic returned home to the UK to find his mother housebound and seriously ill from chronic Arthritis caused by undiagnosed Pneumonia from previous years. Dominic approached Chip Kreiling, founder of TheraPlate with the offer of distributing the TheraPlate in the UK. Dominic and wife Francesca had total faith in the TheraPlate after experiencing the revolutionary technology first hand in the USA. Upon the news that Chip had agreed, Francesca quit her job the next day, knowing that the TheraPlate had the ability to continue to grow in the UK.

Their first client was Dominic’s own mother who used the TheraPlate every day. Within 3-5 weeks, Dominic’s mother was mobile again and four months on, she was going out shopping, having coffee with friends, smiling and enjoying her life again.

Dominic can often be seen at events on the tradestand, so If you want to find out about the Theraplate contact us today.

Join the TheraPlate Revolution.

Phone: 0800 955 2016
Email: hello@theraplateuk.com

Domin Fox and Family

Horses have always been a part of Dominic’s life. Pictured here with wife Francesca and daughter Pippa.

Dominic Fox
Dominic Fox
Dominic Fox
Dominic Fox TheraPlate Team
Dominic Fox

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!

Sarah Higgins is a talented dressage rider who has recently joined the TheraPlate revolution.

Sarah loves having a TheraPlate at her base which she shares with Chinese Olympic Event Rider, Alex Hua Tian.

Sarah’s career began when she first rode under the British flag on Pony European Championship teams. From this, Sarah continued her ridden career into horses and continues to build and strengthen her team. She has an exciting string of horses to campaign throughout 2019 with her pupil, Sarah Rao. The highlight of the year for Sarah is the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show, where she hopes to finish on the podium, a fantastic way to finish the year!

As well as being a highly successful rider, Sarah is also passionate about coaching and attained her UKCC Level 3, where at the time she was the youngest person ever to hold it! Since then, she continues to coach her dressage and eventing clients and hopes to support them through to international success.

Sarah’s social media is a must follow, her hilarious sense of humor shines through on each post, which are relatable for equestrians of all levels! Like her on Facebook- Sarah Higgins Dressage.

Sarah Higgins Joins the TheraPlate Revolution!

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