Sports Rehabilitation focuses on understanding, treating, and preventing sports and exercise-related injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
Our experienced sports therapists utilise sports therapy and sports massage to help the body deal with the stress of injury, improve the range of motion in the joints and muscles and show you the strategies to prevent pain from reocccuring.
To help support individuals through injury recovery, aches, pains and injury prevention. And whilst a Sports Therapists have the skill set to get high-performing athletes back to playing after injury, they also know to help the everyday person get back to daily activities and a healthy lifestyle.
Usually focussed on a specific area of the body, sports massage aims to help treat a particular concern. It typically targets specific muscles, using various techniques to decrease muscle pain and improve range of motion and flexibility. Each session is specifically tailored to the individual’s needs, and some of the elements of sports massage are used in physiotherapy settings to treat some conditions.
What are the benefits of sports massage?
- Increased joint range of motion
- Increased flexibility
- Decreased muscle tension
- Decreased neurological excitability
- Decreased muscle spasm
- Increased sense of well-being
- Reduced anxiety and improved mood
- Better sleep
When is sports massage appropriate?
- To aid in the rehabilitation of an injury
- To help with the prevention of injuries
- Pre & post-event
- Where there is muscle tension