What is Sports Therapy?
The Society of Sports Therapists defines Sports Therapy as “an appearance of 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. It uses the principles of sport and exercise sciences, incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.” [source in link below]
But Sports Therapy isn’t just for athletes – it’s for EVERYONE! If you’re experiencing aches and pains then Sports Therapy could be the answer. The main form of treatment used is Sports Massage. This is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissue structures of the body including muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Benefits of Sports Therapy include:
- Reduce stress and tension from everyday activities leading to better sleeping patterns
- Improve your flexibility/ posture/ range of movement
- Improves your general well being