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Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy is an aspect of professional healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

Sports Therapists assess and treat musculoskeletal sport and non-sporting injuries/conditions, with a rehabilitation programme to be completed either at home or in the gym for optimum results in aiding full recovery and returning to full fitness and exercise.

Our focus at Optimum is not only pain relief, but finding the route problem and giving you a permanent solution.

SPORTS INJURIES / CONDITIONS TREATED

  • Runners knee
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Lower back pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Repetitive pain syndrome
  • Patella femoral pain syndrome

TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE

  • Ultra sound
  • Sports massage
  • Myofascial release
  • MET muscle energy technique
  • PNF stretching
  • Trigger point release
  • Pilates
  • Kinesio Tape

ASSESSMENT

The initial consultation and assessment will be 1 hour. This will include full joint and muscle assessment: gait analysis, spinal/ joint range of motion tests, muscle strength, flexibility, muscle firing patterns, muscle imbalances, which will then give us a better indication of the injury itself and how best to treat the injury, and prescribe a rehabilitation programme.