What is Sports Therapy?
Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders, treating pain and injury through hands-on techniques and rehabilitation.
To qualify, they must undergo intensive, three-year, degree-level training.
The training centres around restoring, maintaining and maximising functionality and movement to relieve discomfort, support the return to activity, and (of course!) improve a client’s quality of life.
The regulating body of sports therapy is The Society of Sports Therapists (SST), which describes the profession as:
“An aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient 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.”
How Do Sports Therapists Treat Injuries?
Sports therapists use a wide range of techniques including:
- Massage, body work and mobilisations
- Stretching techniques
- Kinesiology taping
- Biomechanical analysis
- Dry needling
- Exercise prescription and rehabilitation
Not surprisingly, sports therapists typically operate in sporting environments and work closely with many sports organisations/bodies.
Their treatments are therefore ideal for anyone wanting to prevent a new or recurring injury caused or exacerbated by activity.
It is suited to both professional and amateur sportspeople who are aiming to return, as quickly as possible, to their chosen activity.
More about Sports Massage At Origin Health
If you want to compete at the top of your game then a regular sports massage is a crucial element of self-care and routine maintenance.
Our treatment may include the entire body or one specific area or muscle group.
Our practitioners will apply firm pressure to the area with long gliding strokes, kneading, trigger point release and stretches.
Sports massage can be used to improve a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.
The many benefits include:
- Maintain the body’s physical condition and increase flexibility
- Prevent injuries and loss of mobility in potential trouble spots
- Promote healing in injured muscle tissue and help restore functionality
- Boost athletic performance and endurance
- Reduce fatigue and lower recovery times
Sports Therapy & Sports Massage Prices:
60 mins: £65
45 mins: £55
Chloe Wilson: £57 (45 mins)
Matt Wagstaff: £50 (45 mins)