What is a Sports Therapist?
A sports therapist specialises in the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries related to sports and exercise. They use a variety of treatments to help athletes/non-athletes stay safe and healthy while participating in physical activities. Sports therapists can assess peripheral and spinal injuries, provide treatment such as manual therapy, soft tissue release and produce appropriate rehabilitation plans. They can suggest how to manage current injuries and well as prevent them in the future.
What to expect from your sports injury consultation
It might be a little daunting not knowing what to expect from your injury consultation. However, we are here to help you work out what is causing you symptoms of discomfort or pain. We will begin by taking a few details of what's going on, how long, where is the location etc, followed by background history to give us an idea of why you might be experiencing these symptoms. We will then ask you to do a few movements along with muscle tests either standing up or lying down to identify if there are any imbalances, tightness, stiffness, injuries in that area. Once the problem has been identified, our therapists will perform hands-on treatment to relieve symptoms, as well as providing you with suitable exercises to take home and practice.
How do I log into my rehab plan?
An email will be sent directly to you with a unique code. You can either download a free app called 'PhysiApp', or you can enter PhysiApp.com into google. Enter your unique code along with your year of birth to access your rehab programme.
Is it normal to bruise after a sports massage?
Yes, it is normal to bruise after a sports massage, especially those who bruise more easily than others.
Through massage techniques, blood is brought to the surface and capillaries may blister. However, the appearance of bruising will go away within 24-72 hours after treatment.