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What is Sports Therapy?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports Therapy is similar to other therapeutic healthcare services, however it is specifically designed to focus on the most relevant and personalised rehabilitation you need. The key aim of a sports therapist is to have you returning you to your sport at the optimum level, or even just day to day life. This being said, there is also a great emphasis on injury prevention as it is vital to minimising the risk of you re-injuring yourself - after all who wants to get caught in that vicious cycle of constantly being injured?

Do I need to be a sporting person?

As a Sports Therapist, I am university qualified and certified by The Society of Sports Therapists, which allows me to assess and treat a wide variety of injuries from both a sporting and non-sporting background.

With the main emphasis on treatment and rehabilitation, it is relevant to all injuries - with the main goal as not just a quick fix, but the long term fix that you've no doubt been searching for!

Each individual requires a goal, whether it is to be able to walk your dog, or if it is to make the glorious return to your 5-a-side league, your rehabilitation programme and treatment will be tailored to fit exactly to your needs.

Here's a short list of what can be treated:

  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Hip & Knee Pain
  • Foot & Ankle Pain
  • Sprains & Strains
  • Ligament or Muscle Damage
  • Biomechanical issues
  • Chronic or Acute Pain
  • & many more ...

What does a Sports Therapist do?

During your rehabilitation I will combine the two most effective methods of treatment - Manual Therapy and Exercise Rehabilitation Programmes.

Manual Therapy treatment will include Mobilisations, Sports Massage including Trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage & Swedish massage. Exercise Rehabilitation Programmes will be created to meet your needs, taking into account all contributing factors to get you back to where you need to be!

Sports Therapy uses this combination to ensure that your injury is dealt with at source, whilst targeting the underlying cause - minimising the chances of your injury reappearing.

If you have any further questions please contact Bearsden Osteopaths,

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