Sports Therapy

shoulder massageGradually, over the years, Sports Therapy has evolved from treating injured athletes, to treating many common muscular complaints such as back pain, mobility problems, postural problems and work-related conditions. In the training and sporting arena, a Sports Therapist can help prepare for a particular event, ensuring correct muscular fitness and functionality as well as treating injuries that occur in-situ. Additionally, the therapist can advise on maintenance and rehabilitative exercises to help maintain and promote physical health and fitness.

physio-leg-stretchhttp://www.chirosclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/physio-leg-stretch.jpg 283w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" />You do not need to be a professional athlete to benefit from Sports Therapy, people from all sporting and leisure backgrounds can be treated including those who keep fit and active for fun as well as accident and injury victims.The Therapist advises on prevention of injuries and can examine, assess and treat those that do occur, as well as helping with the rehabilitation process. Techniques include, massage, stretching, trigger point, myofascial release, muscle energy technique, as well as using electro-therapy devices such as Ultrasound, faradic, and Infra Red heat lamps.

What happens on my first visit?

Initially your practitioner will spend time taking a full medical and lifestyle case history, followed by a detailed description of your problems. They will then do a physical   assessment to determine the nature of your injuries as well as to assess your general health. Proving that there are no health issues that require a GP referral the practitioner will explain the results of the examination and what techniques and methods they propose to use to treat you. Treatment may comprise of physical techniques such as massage and stretching, electrotherapy techniques such as ultrasound and interferential, as well as exercise programs.

What are the benefits of treatment:

  • Pre and post event preparation and massage
  • Damaged and inflamed joint mechanisms
  • Ligament injuries, muscular aches, pains and strains
  • Low back pain and sciatica
  • Neck and headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Whiplash

Sports Therapists at The Chiros Clinic:

Neil Beaufoy – Natural Balance