Why you need a Clinical Sports Massage and Sports Therapy
As a therapist I’m not only concerned with treatment and management of sports injuries, but also the preventing sports injuries and the good training practices needed for a healthy body.
As a keen runner, cyclist and climber, I know personally, the frustration that injury causes, and will work to the best of my ability to keep you participating in your chosen sports and activities. Experience has shown that often, with the correct management, I can keep you active until symptoms resolve.
When I Examine and treat you, my goal is not only to relieve your symptoms, but also to remove the conditions that can predispose you to injury, stop the pain of the injury and try to stop it re-occurring. Leaving you fit and able to carry on with your exercise plans.
Sports injuries recently treated
Sports injury treatment can cover a broad spectrum of conditions and complaits. This is a short list of some of the more common sports related problems that’s I’ve recently treated.
- Foot & ankle injuries – strains & sprains and plantar fascitis.
- Shin splints and calf pain
- Hamstring strains
- Back injury – muscular pull, disc or nerve irritation Neck injury – impact or tension
- Groin strains
- Knee pain and injuries – ACL, Menisci/cartilage, Swelling
- Shoulder injury – joint or rotator injury
- Tennis & Golfers elbow
- Arm pump
This is a full-body check, Think of this as your musculoskeletal MOT. During this I note stiffness or restriction of the joints and the muscles acting across them.This involves a taking full case history including previous medical conditions and injuries. Using an osteopathic approach to how symptoms in one part of your body may be related to a problem in another place I will help you prepare for exercise, as well as giving you advice on how to avoid injuries, any improvements you can make to your own conditioning. I may also recommend some sports massage or rehab treatments to get you back on track
or those who’ve already been training. Think of this as you would a service for your car. It’s there to prevent breakdowns. I’ll take the tightness out of those muscles, improve the movement at your joints leaving you looser, more relaxed with better to flow and ready to go out the next day. Appointments are 30 minutes or 60 minutes depending on what’s needed. I recommend that you take a full hour for your first appointment. This allows the me to give a much more thorough treatment and enables me to focus on any areas that are particularly troublesome.
For people who have an injury or have a recurring injury. If you were a car this would be a repair, because occasionally, even in the best cared for car you get break downs. Unfortunately so does our body, but using an osteopathic approach of structure and function are inter-related I will treat your structure and help you regain your normal function and get back to your usual activities fast as I possibly can.
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Some like a massage before and after events to make sure they're feeling their best without and stiffness or tightness before competing.
People also like massage after competitions or particularly hard training sessions to help them recover faster.
These can be for 30 minutes or an hour.
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