Sports Therapy is the prevention and treatment of injuries through a range of treatment modalities and rehabilitation plans.
The modalities I use are:
- Sports Massage
- Manual Therapy
- Myofascial Dry Cupping
- Dry Needling
- Electrotherapy & Ultrasound
- Kinesiology Taping
Sports Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments) in order to prevent or improve sports injuries.
The manipulation of soft tissue prior to and after exercise promotes physical, physiological, neurological and psychological changes that aid performance and recovery.
Sports Massage is also suitable for everyday overuse/repetitive issues eg. sitting at a desk all day, carrying heavy bags, pushing heavy pushchairs.
- Release of muscle tension and pain;
- Reduced discomfort from DOMS;
- Improved posture and flexibility
- Relaxation - relieves stress & tension;
- Increases blood & lymph flow;
- Stimulates the nervous system.
If you have an injury I can treat and rehabilitate for that. You will need to book in for an injury assessment where I will do a full consultation following the SOAP protocol, including postural observations, range of motion assessments and special tests. I have specialised equipment to record digitally your range of motion and muscle strength, so we can use this as an objective marker to monitor your progress over follow up appointments!
As part of the treatment you will receive a personalised rehabilitation plan of stretch and strength exercises via an app with videos of all the exercises.
I also offer Reflexology and Hot Stone Massage and may include hot and/or cold stones in your sports therapy treatment.
I hold a VTCT Level 3 Sports Massage and a Level 4 qualification in injury and rehabilitation. I am currently working towards my Level 5 diploma in Sports & Clinical Therapy.
In April 2019 I volunteered to massage at the Virgin London Marathon and worked for the Macmillan Cancer Charity runners.
I'm excited to sponsor and be working as Sports Massage Therapist for the Herts Vipers Women's 1st Team!
View my online diary and book your massage or injury appointment online here
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