What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Although labelled as a Sports Therapist, the majority of the injuries I have treated since graduating have been non-Sporting, e.g. back, shoulder and neck pain from day to day stresses. I have a very strong knowledge on all injuries however and in terms of sporting injuries, football is my strongest point simply down to my experiences in Professional football and playing the game for over 17 years myself.
What should I expect from an appointment?
I draw upon sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes.
I assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
A session would include appropriate soft tissue interventions in a sport and exercise context.
I plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes.
I have great people skills and building a rapport with patients is one of my strongest assets to ensure they feel comfortable throughout all appointments.