What is Sports Therapy and What do we treat?
You don’t have to be an athlete to see a sports therapist!
Sports therapist often work at sports clubs dealing with athletes, but when working in a clinical environment they treat everyone, young and old.
The main role of a sports therapist is to help with Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Soft Tissue Healing such as Sprains and Strains. It is likely that muscles, ligament, joints, cartilage and tendons as well as complex structures such as the inter-vertebral discs will be involved. A Sports Therapist will assess the injury and then treat the injury using hands on therapy along with other techniques such as K-tape and exercises.
Sports therapist also carry out Postural analysis and Correct Musculoskeletal imbalances. Examples of injuries we treat, muscles tear and strain, shoulder impingement, bursitis, tennis elbow, sciatica, meniscus tear, ligament sprain, tendonitis.
The benefit of Sports Massage?
Sports massage was designed for athletes but is useful for anyone with chronic pain, injury and range of motion issues. It helps realign deep layers of muscle and connective tissue and provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. When muscles and tendons become damaged, impaired, knotted, tense or immobile. Sports massage provides an effective healing treatment. It involves techniques such as myofascial release, kneading, trigger point therapy and PNF stretching.
For Sports Therapy book an appointment with Orlagh Fagan