Sports therapists give advice to individuals into how your training should be managed safely, as well as treat injuries and assist with rehabilitation. Their aim is to prevent injuries and to help those who are injured to return to full fitness.
Sports therapy and rehabilitation is concerned with musculoskeletal conditions arising from sporting activity and general lifestyle pains and problems. It focuses on understanding and preventing injuries and dealing with the effects of physical and emotional trauma due to sports and exercise related injuries.
As part of your rehabilitation programme you will often be given exercises to help prevent your injury from recurring. The exercises will be personalized to you based on your weekly routine, personal bio-mechanics and history of previous injuries.
Regular sport therapy would show great improvements in your training and performance, whether injured or not. The evidence for this has been found with clients visiting on a regular basis, even if pain-free, just needing a “refresher.” In doing this, multiple clients have been able to exceed their expectations and feel much better for it.
Massage techniques performed by the therapist will comb through the fibres looking for any knots or spasms which would show a sign of a weak point in the muscle; a sure sign of possible injury in the future if overlooked. In essence, seeing a sport therapist on a regular basis (depending on your regularity of training) can help you stay injury free and enhance your performance!
If you are unsure, or have questions, feel free to get in touch, and we would be pleased to talk you through the benefits, processes, and our treatment.