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.
Using Sports Therapy treatment modalities tailored to you, I can select which to use to obtain your goals. Examples of these can be, exercise, manual therapy (massage, soft tissue techniques & joint mobilisations), stretching, and taping.
Following an initial assessment, I will create a tailor made course of treatment to help resolve your physical issues.
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.
Rock blades are medical grade stainless steel tools designed for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM). The tools add another means to work the soft tissues in a very effective manner. They can be used for fascial mobilisation, muscular tension, firing up lazy muscles and calming down overactive muscles. The tools help to gain range of movement, ease of mobility and reduction of pain.
Clinical Pilates is a conditioning exercise programme that targets the deep postural muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability and posture.
Clinical Pilates can help you to recover from back pain, improve posture and optimize 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.