What can a Sports Therapist do?  

A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:

  • utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
  • assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
  • provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport & exercise context
  • plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
  • Is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapist (http://www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/home.htm)

 

What services do we offer? 

Injury prevention - functional movement analysis, core/joint stability assessment, range of motion testing, manual muscle strength testing, stretching (static, dynamic, PNF) and soft tissue sessions (tool assisted massage, soft tissue release, deep tissue massage), gait and sprinting and running technique analysis. 

Pre training injury risk assessments. 

Injury rehabilitation - evidence based return to sport rehabilitation programs.

Saturday clinic held at Front Runner (Hunter Bar, Sheffield) - £20 for 30min.

 

Deep & Tool Assisted Tissue Massage 

A technique that involves deeper compression than Swedish techniques combined with tissue stretching.

 

Soft Tissue Release 

A truly cutting edge massage technique. Soft Tissue Release is a technique used by many sports therapists to relieve pain, increase range of motion, prevent injury and reduce injury repair time. It is the most specific type of muscular fibre stretching achievable. Extremely efficient and worthwhile in many arenas, STR extends the connective fascia and treats isolated fibres of shortened muscles. Developed for Olympic athletes, it can be adapted for use with individuals with compromised range of motion.