What is sports therapy?
The aims of sports therapy are to:
- Rehabilitate and prevent injury.
- Restore optimum levels of functional, occupational and sport specific fitness.
- Ensure pain-free living.
Who needs sports therapy?
Sports therapy is useful in a number of different situations:
- If you currently have a specific injury that is affecting your sporting, work or home life.
- If you have general issues with pain that you believe may be caused by muscular, postural, mobility or movement issues.
- If you are involved in sports and want to take steps to make yourself more robust and prevent future injury.
- If you want to learn how to improve your strength, mobility and movement to enhance your sporting performance.
The exact details of each appointment is as unique as the individual involved, however most sessions follow a similar format:
- Examination and assessment
- First I will talk to you to gather all the information relevant to your situation.
- I will then perform a physical assessment where I will examine your posture, check ranges of motion, muscle strength, movement skills and perform any other required special tests.
- Diagnosis and treatment
- I will explain my findings to you in a clear and easy to understand way.
- Manual treatment such as massage or stretching may be performed.
- Any relevant exercises will be explained and demonstrated.
In addition to this, all sports therapy appointments will be followed up by an email within 24 hours. There is usually a lot of information for the client to take in during a short session, so my follow-up email will fully explain any findings as well as any recommended treatments and full illustrated instructions for all prescribed exercises.
If you would like to book a sports therapy appointment or just ask for more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch: