In your first treatment you will undergo a consultation to discuss medical history, current concerns and problems. This information will be taken into account along with a general assessment to create an individual plan for your treatment. After treatment your therapist will dicuss your personal after care and rehabilition advice.
Sports Therapy looks to assess and treat common musculo-skeletal problems and injuries that can arise due to physical trauma. It aims to treat pain and injuries, assist in rehabilitation and help people return to full fitness by using a combination of techniques including; sports massge, myofascial release, mobilisations, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques & neuromuscular techniques. Sports therapy also helps encourage injury prevention.
It is not only for injured athletes, it is a treatment method for all with common muscular complaints such as mobility problems, back ache and postural problems.
Advanced Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is a technique used to release restricted fascia in the body (connective tissue). This is a highly effective technique to shape muscles into their correct position in order to improving posture and allow the muscle to function correctly and more effectively.
Sports massage involves the manipulation of soft tissues in order to alleviate stress and breakdown tension that has built up within the muscles. It is commonly used to help prevent injury and niggles within the body, to help enhance performance and to aid recovery. Sports massage can also be used at events to prepare the body for and to assist in recovery from exercise.
Medical Acupuncture (or Dry Needling)
is an adaption from traditional Chinese Acupuncture, but rather than using meridian lines it focuses on the bodies muscular anatomy. It involves inserting fine needles into muscular trigger points or areas of tension in order to relieve pain, reduce muscle spasm and to speed up recovery.
Medical acupuncture is used alongside other sports therapy treatments.
Exercise therapy uses stretches, exercises and movements to help improve the way the body moves. It looks specifically at improving postural alignment and increasing strength, mobility and stability in the muscles in order to produce more functional movements.
Rock Taping is the application of specific tape onto the skin in a particular manner. It helps encourage the bodies natural response to inflammation, reduces pain, increases range of movement, encourages lymphatic drainage, helps prevent injury, enhances athletic performance and endurance and can provide support for weak/injured muscles.
There are a number of benefits to Sports Therapy and Sports Massage Treatments including:
Improved range of movement
Relieves muscular aches and pains
Reduces muscular tension
Improves muscle tone and length
Helps prevent delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Relaxes the nervous system
Increases lymphatic drainage and removes waste products
Breaks down scar tissue
Breaks down adhesions
Helps to prevent injury
Promotes recovery and healing
Increased Blood Flow
Relieves emotional tension and anxiety
Increases supply of nutrients to vascular tissues enhancing their health & aiding in healing and repair.
What to Bring
During treatment you may be asked to undress in the area which is being treated.
It is advised you wear shorts, and for women to wear a vest top or a sports bra. In order to ensure you feel comfortable during treatments, towels will drapped over you.