Sports Therapy can help you to prevent injury, recover from injury, help you achieve your physical goals and even help prepare for sporting endeavour.
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the client back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
Following an initial assessment we select which Sports Therapy treatment modalities to use and create a tailor made course of treatment to get the best results. Examples of these can be exercise, manual therapy (massage, soft tissue techniques and joint mobilisations), stretching and taping.
The purpose of sports massage is to help alleviate the stress and tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissues during day-to-day life and physical activity. Sports massage is defined as a collection of massage techniques performed on athletes or individuals for the purpose of aiding recovery or treating pathology. Massage will help to drain away fatigue, reduce muscle tension, promote flexibility, prevent injuries, relieve swelling and prepare the body for optimal physical activity.
Clinical Pilates is a conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall core stability and posture. Clinical Pilates can help you to recover from back pain, improve posture and optimise function.
A personal assessment would identify your preferred movement direction and associated exercises can be prescribed to reduce pain, facilitate recovery and improve function.
Kinesiology taping is designed to aid function and reduce pain. It activates stretch receptors in the muscles and provides feedback to the brain. The tape provides support to recovering joints and soft tissues without being restrictive, allowing you to actively exercise and participate in your rehabilitation. Application of tape can be part of your session and repeat applications can be arranged.