Sports Therapy Clinic

Sports Therapy & Sports Massage

You don't have to be an elite athlete to benefit from Sports Therapy, it is for everyone from office workers, gym goers to competitive athletes.

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Whether an eldery person rolls their ankle when walking or a rugby player rolls their ankle during a game it's likely that both will have injured their ankle ligaments to some degree. 

Sports therapists understand that each individual's lifestyle and situation are different, which is why we listen and provide personalised treatment and rehabilitation programs to support your return back to optimal health, function and specific fitness levels (e.g. walking or rugby training/competition).

No matter your age, ability, fitness level or chosen sport/activity we can all use a helping hand to improve our movement, health and performance. Acute and chronic injuries as well as pain can severely affect these as our body attempts to heal and keep going with the demands we place upon it. This can lead to muscular imbalances, compensations, muscle tightness, poor flexibility, joint stiffness and poor motor control (to name a few).

Woman runner got sports injury running on forest trail

What we do

Sports therapists use their knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal pain and injuries (joints, bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles), especially those related to sport and exercise. They also advise on injury prevention and support rehabilitation, using a range of treatment methods such as:

    • Hands on manual therapy (e.g. trigger point therapy, frictioning, stretching & flexibility therapy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), soft tissue release (STR))
    • Peripheral joint mobilisations and spinal mobilisations (Maitlands concepts)
    • Postural/Gait analysis
    • Movement Strategies
    • Sports Massage
    • Myofascial Release
    • Pain Management
    • Taping and strapping (e.g. kinesiotaping)

    The goal is to assist your body’s own healing mechanisms, improve joint mobility, relieve muscle tension and to enhance the blood and nerve supply to tissues.

    What to expect during your Sports Therapy appointment 

    • A holistic approach, taking into account your body as a whole.
    • A focus on understanding your history of pain, the mechanism of injury and how the demands of your sport/lifestyle impact your body biomechanically and emotionally.
    • A full musculoskeletal assessment of your issue/injury.
    • Appropriate advice and specific evidence based treatment for your injury.
    • Creation of a unique rehabilitation and conditioning program, to assist you in reaching realistic goals in your return to ‘normal’ activities.
    • An explanation of our findings, logic and rationale to ensure you have the understanding and tools to confidently participate in home rehabilitation and pain management in between any follow-up treatments.

    Conditions we treat

    • Generalised aches and pains
    • Ligament and joint Sprains
    • Muscle and Tendon Strains and tears
    • Running Injuries (e.g. Plantar Fasciitis, Shin Splints, Achilles tendinopathies)
    • Biomechanical irregularities, movement issues, gait issues and imbalances
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
    • Tennis/Golfers Elbow (Lateral/Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Sciatica
    • Pre and Post surgery Rehabilitation
    • Injury rehabilitation
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Back & neck pain
    • Hip injuries
    • Shoulder, Elbow & Hand injuries
    • Ankle, Knee and Foot injuries
    • Joint pain

    Sports Massage

    Like Sports Therapy you don't have to be a sports person to benefit from massage. Sports massage is beneficial to anyone, including office workers, people in physically demanding jobs and anyone experiencing muscular tightness or soreness due to high levels of stress in their lives.

    Sports and remedial massage therapy is a form of manual therapy that involves a blend of tissue compression, stretching, and toning. It’s a great tool to help maintain peak bodily performance, support the healing of injuries and combat the stresses placed on your body during daily life and training.

    Benefits of Massage:

    • Helps address niggling injuries and muscular soreness from sporting or other injuries.
    • Emotional and psychological stress relief for the mind.
    • Alleviates physical stress.
    • Complements other therapies, treatment and rehabilitation.
    • Can assist with a variety of complaints including sleep disorders, anxiety and digestive issues.
    • Promotes and improves muscle recovery, flexibility, muscular activation, physical fitness and mental awareness.
    • Reduces rehabilitation times.
    • Enhances the healing process (e.g. reduces swelling, bruising, cramping and spasms).
    • Enhances performance, health and well-being.
    • Improves range of motion, flexibility and muscle tone.

    Sports massage is performed by our Sports therapist who will individually tailor each treatment to you and provide advice and home exercises where appropriate to assist you in reducing the future build up of muscle tension and tightness.

    Sports massage can be booked as a stand alone treatment. So Whether you are a professional athlete, a once a week jogger, or an office worker we’re here to help you address your muscular aches and pains or to treat yourself to a nice and relaxing massage to unwind physically and mentally.

    More information

    Our Sports therapists are highly qualified and fully insured.

    Sports Therapy is a distinct occupational title that applies to a clearly defined scope of practice. Furthermore, since 1990, The Society of Sports Therapists has continually striven to ensure that its members are at the forefront of this rapidly increasing profession; academically, professionally, and practically.

    Treating Sports Injuries

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