Sports rehabilitation focuses on understanding, preventing and treating sports and exercise-related injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
My aim is to keep you training or get you back to your chosen activity in the shortest time possible. You don’t have to be an elite athlete to benefit from this service. I have helped hundreds of people with training problems or inflexibility issues using a combination of the techniques listed below.
Sports Massage focuses on treating soft tissue aches, pain and injuries that are associated with recreational activities. Massage can reduce muscle stiffness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
It's a deep tissue massage that promotes an increased circulation of blood and lymph fluids around the body. Firm pressure is used to break down knots and widen the range of motion of stiffened joints or muscles. Trigger point therapy and various assisted stretching techniques are incorporated as part of the treatment.
Dry cupping creates a sterile inflammation reaction which involves creating microtrauma (just like exercise and manual massage). This microtrauma initiates a healing response from the body by releasing white blood cells, platelets and fibroblasts to heal the area.
Suction is applied to the skin for several minutes. Initially the vacuum application of the cup pulls blood into an area. This leads to the effected tissue becoming saturated with fresh blood. This saturation can often leave a circular mark however, this usually disappears after a day or so and happens to a lesser extent on subsequent treatments.
Dry needling is a form of acupuncture that requires putting fine needles into areas of tightness and pain in order to release tension and decrease pain.
A trigger point is a taut band of muscle located within a larger muscle group, sometimes tender to touch, and can also radiate pain to other parts of the body.
This treatment can loosen stiff muscles, ease joint pain, improve blood flow and oxygen circulation within the body.
Exercise programmes are designed to promote general health and well-being and are also used for physical rehabilitation and development. They include a variety of different parts such as strengthening, mobilising, stretching and aerobic exercises.
It's important that we create a plan that suits your lifestyle with achievable goals.
Kinesiology and Supportive Taping is a therapeutic tool and is used regularly within the sporting arena. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. It can also be used to alleviate pain and improve the healing in soft tissues. There are many benefits including reduced muscle fatigue, muscle facilitation, reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness, pain inhibition, enhanced healing, such as reducing oedema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow.