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. Additionally, the therapist can advise on maintenance and rehabilitative exercises to help maintain and promote physical health and fitness.
Techniques include, massage, stretching, trigger point, myofascial release, muscle energy technique, as well as using electro-therapy devices such as ultra-sound, faradic, and infra-red heat lamps.
Your practitioner will take a full medical and case history, followed by a physical assessment. Providing there are no issues requiring a GP referral, the practitioner will explain their findings and what techniques and methods they propose to use.
Treatment may comprise of physical techniques such as massage and stretching, electrotherapy techniques such as ultrasound and interferential, as well as exercise programs.
Neil Beaufoy is our sports therapist at Chiros Health Clinic. He brings a wealth of experience, and runs his own business, Natural Balance.