BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, Msc (Hons) Dance Science, MSST
What can they treat?
Sports therapists can treat a wide range of injuries but below is a list of just some.
- Ligament Injuries- such as Ankle Sprains
- Tendon Injuries -such as Achilles Tendinitis and Tennis Elbow
- Muscular Injuries- Such as Hamstring Strains
- Neck and Back pain including whiplash
- Postural Problems
- Pre/Post Surgery rehabilitation
What will a Sports Therapist do to help?
Initially the Sports Therapist will take a detailed and thorough assessment of the injured/problematic area, this helps to establish the cause of the problem. From here they can create a treatment plan with goals to help to get you better. Sports Therapists use a variety of different techniques such as massage therapy, joint mobilisation, electro-therapy, taping and strapping, stretching techniques and rehabilitation exercises to aid a patient to a full recovery.
Benefits of Visiting a Sports Therapist
- Relieve Pain
- Restore Mobility
- Restore Muscular imbalances
- Help you get back to playing sport at your desired level
- Improve flexibility
- Injury Prevention
Is Sports Therapy Regulated?
Sports Therapy is not currently regulated by the Health Professions Council, which means currently anyone can call themselves a Sports Therapist. This is an ongoing process and it is hoped that Sports Therapy like other healthcare services will soon be added to this list. That said all our Sports Therapists at the Hatfield Clinuc have studied Sports Therapy to a high academic level at University and are all fully insured and members of The Society of Sports Therapists and therefore are bound under their code of conduct.
Tp speak to Lara call The Welwyn and Hatfield Practice Reception on :- 01707 888229
Lara studied Sports Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire and graduated with BSc (Honours) in 2008. During her degree she spent time working at a Police Rehabilitation centre in Reading, as well as providing sports therapy and massage to players at Luton Town Football Club. More recently she has continued her academic development completing a Masters in Dance Science at Laban, a contemporary dance college in London. Lara aims to work closely alongside professional dancers, guiding them through injury rehabilitation and is very passionate about dance. Since 2010 whilst completing her Masters, Lara has gained vast clinical experience working as a sports therapist at clinics in Hatfield, St Albans and Welwyn Garden City.
she aims to not only professionally treat or manage the injury, but to provide the client with relevant information on the theory behind their problem. Lara feels that if patients understand their own injury and reasoning behind the treatment, this helps patients achieve their goals and get back to full fitness.
Lara comes from a strong sporting background, her passion lies in dancing, having done this from an early age. She has dance a variety of styles over the years such as ballet, modern, contemporary, hip hop and rock and roll and has danced for two contemporary companies. She has since branched out into cheerleading during her time at University and has competed both nationally and internationally with her University squad. More recently she has been a Sensations Cheerleader for Saracens Rugby Club. She has also had a role as a fairy in a high profile party in Dubai last year and is looking forward to dancing in the opening ceremony of this year’s Olympics.
In addition to this Lara is excellent with children and adolescents and has a NVQ in childcare as well as having worked with children’s activities groups for years, so is an excellent choice if your children get injured and want to get back to full fitness.