Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of clients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sports therapists offer treatment and rehabilitation of all sports injury as well as the general benefits associated with massage therapy and deep tissue body massage, to enhance performance, aid recovery and help prevent injury.
Whether you are a full-time athlete, take occasional exercise, or do no exercise at all, sports therapy is an effective way to treat, and to recover from, debilitating injuries.
A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:
Optimise performance, preparation and prevent injury
Assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention
Provide appropriate treatment in a sport & exercise context
Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes
While Sport Therapist have excellent massage skills, it is not simply massage, but the treatment of injury and ailment by physical methods, including massage, electrotherapies and exercise, with the aim of avoiding the use of drugs or surgery.
You don’t need a doctor's referral for treatment, but if you have any concerns, it is worth checking with your doctor first.
Sports Therapists are not Physiotherapists, but Sports Therapists will apply “physiotherapy” skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”.
Sports Injury Treatment and Services:
Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain & Injuries
Muscle, Tendon & Nerve Pain
Lower limb injuries
Rehabilitation following Surgery
Sports & Remedial Massage
Sciatica - An extremely common problem for many adults, Sciatica is the term used to describe a shooting, stabbing or dull pain in the back of the thigh and buttocks, which is caused by referred pain from a nerve entrapment around the joints and musculature of the lower back and can be very effectively treatment with conservative (non-surgical) management.