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Sports Therapy Treatment at the Hatfield Practice

Sports therapists are very similar to Physiotherapists in many ways. Sports Therapists have undertaken a long and intensive course quite similar to Chartered Physiotherapists. Positively they tend to be very hands-on and specialise in Sports Injuries.  Although similar to Physiotherapists they will directly formulate a treatment diagnosis, also plan treatment procedure and formulate a  rehabilitation programme.

Sports therapists specialise in hands-on direct massage therapy, articulation, ultrasound, electro-therapy and exercise rehabilitation and in the treatment and management of most injuries around sport and rehabilitation.
 
Victor studied Sports Therapy at the University of Hertfordshire and graduated with BSc (Honours) in 2008. During his degree 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.
Victor has also worked with a wide variety of sports from rugby, football to volleyball providing pitch side first aid. Victor firmly believes that the key to good rehabilitation from injury is in understanding your body and how it works as a whole.
Sports Therapists use the principles of sports and exercise science as well as incorporating the knowledge of physiological and pathological processes to enable patients to return to sport, training and where applicable work.  Sports Therapists work closely with their patients to enable them to get back to being fully functional and provide the tools required to prevent injury recurrence in the future.  They also work with individuals to help them achieve optimal performance in the desired sport.

What can Sports Therapy 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 medical case history and assessment. This essential information help’s to establish the what tissue/area is damaged and the cause of the problem. From here they can create a treatment plan and treatment combined with rehabilitation 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

What Is The Difference Between Sports Massage and Sports Therapy

Effectively, the key difference is that a Sports Therapist is focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation. whereas Sports Massage is focused on providing relief to tired and tight muscles, so they can be very similar but provide two very distinct benefits and methods of training. Sports massage and Sports Therapy are extremely beneficial in the prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries.  Both can be used by athletes prior to a big event, as a preventative and educational approach.

Is Sports Therapy Regulated?

Sports Therapy is regulated by the Health Professions Council, which means currently not everyone 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 Practice have studied Sports Therapy to a high academic level at University. All fully insured and members of The Society of Sports Therapists and therefore are bound under their code of conduct.

 

£12.00 OFF your first full Hatfield Physiotherapy / Sports Therapist Consultation & Treatment during 2019* Now only £36.00 (usually £48). * Call Our front desk on  Hatfield 01707 888229 *. 

All Hatfield Practice Physiotherapists are Chartered and registered with the CSP

 

£12.00 OFF your first full Hatfield Physiotherapy / Sports Physio Consultation & Treatment during 2109* Now only £36.00 (usually £48). * Call Reception Now on  Hatfield 01707 888229 *. 

Sports Therapy Professional is Victor | BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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