Sports Physiotherapy

If you sustain a sports injury from over-training (London Marathon/long term gym training), an acute injury such as a rolling your ankle (playing football), our therapists has both the experience and knowledge to get you back on track.

It all comes together with hands-on treatment to alleviate any pain and stiffness to help you move better by taking the load from the traumatised and sometimes inflamed parts of the body.

If you sustain a sports injury you can expect the following management to get you onto the road of recovery:

  • Injury assessment and diagnosis
  • Biomechanical assessment specific for your sport
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Dry needling
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Exercise and rehabilitation could include the following:
    • Proprioception and balance training
    • Core muscle work
    • Strengthening and conditioning
    • Flexibility training
    • Sport specific drills
    • Return to play protocols

All athletes (e.g. runners, cyclists, rugby players, golfers, triathletes) can request an injury risk assessment and advice on recovery techniques and how to optimize performance.

BACK AND NECK PHYSIOTHERAPY

The most common injuries are low back pain and cervical headaches. These can often result in chronic debilitating conditions if not addressed appropriately. Education and rehabilitation is considered to be an integral part of the management of these conditions.

Post-operative musculoskeletal conditions require intensive rehabilitation, to improve both range of movement and strength to ensure a full recovery. These programs are closely monitored and comply with the specific surgeons’ requirements.

Our Physiotherapists will assess, diagnose and clinically reason as to what is causing the problem. They will use their vast experience and skills to work on releasing any tension in the muscles and joints relevant to causing your problem. Often this will be well away from where your pain might be occurring and when you start to feel that you can move better with less pain they’ll will then begin the rehab.

If you are suffering from cronic or once off pain, the following management can be expected:

  • Injury assessment
  • Appropriate manual therapy techniques
  • Closely supervised specific exercise and rehabilitation program
  • Workstation assessment and ergonomic set-ups
  • Stress management

SPORTS MASSAGE

Massage is very effective for aiding physical recovery and improving performance, and is widely used in almost all sports. If your training volume is high, or you are stepping up training for a specific event, regular sports massage can help avoid injuries.

Soft tissue therapy can release the tension from the body’s soft tissues due to over-use, after injury or through inactivity, bringing a range of benefits:

  • Prevention of injury
  • Relief for tired and aching muscles
  • Pain reduction through the relaxation of soft tissues
  • Reducing recovery time after training or competition
  • Improved flexibility and range of movement
  • Reduction of stress and tension
  • Improved posture and general body awareness
  • Aid rehabilitation after an injury, accident or operation
  • Enhanced immune system

SPORTS PERFORMANCE CLINIC

If you are a weekend warrior or a serious athlete or someone who wants to start exercising… we have the solution for you.  With all sport, injuries are very common, and a niggle can often hinder your training plan or just make you less efficient which in turn makes you slower.

Depending on what is deemed to be the causative factor of your injury, we will devise an individual program to improve this area. This may include:

  • Strengthening exercises to correct imbalances and weak areas, specifically tailored towards swimming/cycling/running
  • Flexibility exercises to improve movement and particularly those specific to triathlon and triathlon training
  • Pilates exercises to improve overall core strength and control.

We will also help you with ways to maintain your fitness whilst dealing with the injury, so you don’t drive yourself and those around you mad!

FELDENKRAIS

Uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through Feldenkrais, you can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. These improvements will often generalize to enhance functioning in other aspects of your life.

Feldenkrais is based on principles of physics, biomechanics and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. By expanding the self-image through movement sequences that bring attention to the parts of the self that are out of awareness, the Method enables you to include more of yourself in your functioning movements. Students become more aware of their habitual neuromuscular patterns and rigidities and expand options for new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently and comfortably. The benefits of Feldenkrais are:

  • Relief from tension and muscular pain
  • Easier and fuller breathing
  • Greater relaxation and well-being
  • Improved performance in sport, dance, music and drama
  • Greater ease in everyday activities
  • Increased vitality

MUSCULOSKELETAL ACUPUNCTURE

The ability of acupuncture to give lasting pain relief means it can be particularly useful in musculoskeletal conditions such as back, neck and shoulder pain, and conditions such as fibromyalgia, as well as other muscle and joint problems.

By reducing pain and inflammation acupuncture can help you to recover and return to normal activities in the shortest possible time. The benefits of Acupuncture are:

  • Reduces inflammation, improves muscle healing and mobility
  • Restores natural function
  • Relieves back pain
  • Relieves the structural restriction of the sciatic nerve
  • Helps manage pain of tendonitis and decreases inflammation of tendon

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