You don't have to be athlete to have a treatment from a Sports Therapist. The manipulative massage techniques are appropriate for all types of injury whether it be work related, sports related or illness related.
Sports Therapy is concerned with injury prevention, injury assessment and treatment and rehabilitation back to full functional fitness in a safe, effective and efficient manner, regardless of your age, sport or ability.
Sports therapists utilise many rehabilitation tools such as sports massage, electrotherapy, manual therapies, exercise and stretching techniques.
Injuries treated vary according to the sport or activity involved and clients include professional and amateur sports people, people who keep fit for fun, and accident victims.
Although some physiotherapists focus on sports-related cases, sports therapy and rehabilitation is a separate profession from physiotherapy and is concerned with musculo-skeletal conditions arising from various activities.
A comprehensive treatment consists of:
examining and assessing injuries;treating injuries, alleviating pain, mobilising injuries, giving various types of massage;rehabilitating injuries by using manipulative techniques, apparatus and electrotherapy if required including designing and monitoring rehabilitation programmes appropriate to the injury and the sport if needed.
Typical injuries treated include:
Back and neck problems Sports and soft tissue injuries Joint Problems RSI (Repetitive Strain Injuries) Work related strains/ injuries Postural dysfunction