Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare which deals with musculoskeletal disorders. Sports Therapists work with many different patients who have musculoskeletal needs, not all of these people have sporting backgrounds.
The discipline of Sports Therapy specialises in managing acute and chronic pain, preventing injury, and rehabilitating patients back to desired levels of functional, occupational and sport specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. We work alongside other healthcare professionals such as physiotherapists, and share a lot of the same morals regarding patient care.
Sports Therapists use scientific research to support their bespoke treatment plans for each individual patient. Patient goals are always taken into account. Not only do we assess and treat the problem you are experiencing, we will also do our best to educate you, so that you understand why it is happening.
What kind of musculoskeletal conditions do we work with?
- Sprains and Strains
- Disc Herniations
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Pain caused by postural issues
- Headaches associated with muscle tension
Just to name a few…
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
It is used in many NHS GP practices, as well as in most pain clinics and hospices in the UK.
During dry cupping therapy therapists apply glass, bamboo or silicone cups to the skin for a few minutes to create suction. The application of cups can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
- muscle pain and tension,
- Reduced joint movement,
- Back pain and sciatica,
- stress and anxiety.