Sports-related injuries pose a serious threat to anyone who is physically active – particularly those who are starting or increasing their activity rapidly. Professional athletes are always at risk, but so too are those of us who suddenly take up high-impact sports such as running, lift too much weight too soon, or are simply unlucky enough to bend or twist in the wrong way.
At SMARTER Performance, we believe that sports therapy should not just be about the identification of an injury, recovery and pain management, but should assess the reasons for the injury in the first place. If there is a particular weakness in a muscle group, or a tendency to bear too much weight on the wrong part of your body, we can address that as part of your sports therapy treatment and demonstrate corrective and strengthening rehab exercises, so that when you are back to full-fitness, there is less chance of a repeat injury.
Our sports therapy services include the following:
Issues such as joint dysfunction or soft-tissue restrictions limit the body’s ability to function correctly, directly affecting the degree of performance and sometimes even resulting in further injury. Sports Osteopathy can help by improving joint mobility and reducing adhesions and soft-tissue restrictions, resulting in structural balance and restored movement, leading to enhanced performance.
Soft Tissue Therapy
A deep tissue therapy which manipulates the soft tissues to bring about a therapeutic and intense treatment to structures at different depths for both injury prevention and healing purposes.
Sports Rehabilitation programmes and prescriptive exercises are essential after any injury to help speed a full recovery and to ensure no reoccurrence of injury. We use movement screening procedures to identify and address areas of concern while maximising your athletic strengths.
You may not know which specific course of injury management is best for you and that’s absolutely fine. If you present to us in any pain we will complete a full assessment and advise you accordingly.