What is Sports Therapy?
Sports therapists work to prevent injuries, recognise, manage and treat/ rehabilitate participants back to full fitness. They do this by conducting a full assessments of the fitness level for an individual by testing joints for ease and range of movement, pain and dysfunction. They treat and mobilise injuries to alleviate pain and implement exercise, core stability and injury prevention. Sports therapists provide Sports massage, but also much more besides. Our Sports therapists Immacualte and Ashleigh have both studied sports Science as part of university based degree programmes so you can be assured of the best and most up to date theory and practice.
Sports therapy is not just for athletes, it covers gym related injusries and injuries from over use and work related injuries and rehabilitation
This type of massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and flushing away the toxins. Sports massage is a preventative treatment dealing the health of muscle and connective tissue, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture. Regular sessions ensure to increase joint mobility and flexibility and reduce tightness and risk of injury during exercise. Sports massage essentially breaks down scar tissue, increases blood flow, releases tension, anxiety and pain reduction.
We can help prepare for events, and keep your level of fitness as you scale back to normal activity
Frictions massage is typically done using ball of the thumb to penetrate deep tissues. this technique involves pressing on the tissue and rubbing it back and forth over the underlying muscle. Frictions help to loosens knots in the muscles, increases blood flow and relieves tired and sore muscles.
This type of massage therapy aims to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. Benefits of trigger point massage include a significant decrease in pain, aches, muscle spasm and muscle knots.
This is a physical treatment aimed to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. Mainly targets pain in joints with joint mobilisations and soft tissue mobilisations with the aim to reduce pain, stiffness and increase range of movements and flexibility.
They are qualified to provide first aid in a sport and exercise environment. in cases of an injury, sports therapists examine and assess injuries then determine whether the athlete can continue safely with the activity. Sports therapists may also be involved in rehabilitating injuries by using manual therapy techniques, frictions and trigger points. They can also apply tapping to reduce range or movement and to compress swelling. Additionally, they can design and monitor rehabilitation programmes appropriate to the injury or sport. Alongside deciding whether players need extra treatments, they liase with other healthcare professionals in the sport sector to provide the best possible service.
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