Frequently asked questions for Sports Therapy treatment
How do I book an appointment?
Either book online via the link on the home or contacts page or call 07941532547 to book an appointment. If you get through to voicemail please leave a message and we will contact you at the earliest opportunity.
What should I bring?
Please bring a list of any medications you are taking, along with x-ray or MRI reports you may have. If you feel more comfortable in shorts rather than your underwear please bring these too.
What should I wear?
Depending on the area of symptoms you may be asked to undress down to your underwear to allow a thorough examination to be carried out. We therefore recommend that you wear comfortable underwear or shorts and a vest top. Friends or family members are always welcome to sit in during the treatment. Adult supervision is required when children under the age of 16 are treated.
What happens during the examination?
Sports Therapy is a “hands on” treatment. The Sports Therapist will first have a chat to discuss the history of the injury, this is usually followed by an assessment your posture and ask you to perform a gentle series of movements to identify any areas of dysfunction. The therapist will then assess your muscles and joints to identify points of weakness or excessive strain throughout the body. The assessment will be considered alongside lifestyle factors such as work and leisure to enable a full diagnosis and treatment plan to be developed.
Once the examination has been completed and any relevant clinical tests carried out, the Sports Therapist will explain their findings and, with your agreement, formulate a treatment plan.
What does treatment involve?
Sports Therapists use a combination of techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint articulation, stretching and electrotherapy. There are often many ways an area can be treated and if you are not happy with a particular technique please say so that it can be adjusted. As always the therapist will make sure you are happy to continue before proceeding.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatment is patient centered, which means it’s geared to you as an individual. Many factors are involved and you will be given an indication of if you need to return during your first visit. If you do not need to return for a follow up you will be told.
Is Sports Therapy painful?
Every patient is unique and will react differently to treatment. Most patients report feeling very relaxed and relieved following the treatment. Occasionally you may feel a little sore afterwards. This is perfectly normal as the body adjusts to the changes and usually passes within 24 hours, leaving the improved function remaining. Your Sports Therapist will advise you on suitable aftercare. As always if at any point you are uncomfortable please do portray this to your therapist who will stop immediately.
Do I need a referral from my GP to see a Sports Therapist??
No. Most patients ‘self refer’ to a Sports Therapist for treatment. Although referral by a GP is not necessary, patients are encouraged to keep both their GP and Sports Therapist fully informed, so that their medical records are current and complete and the patient receives the best possible care from both healthcare practitioners.
Do you offer home visits?
Home visits may be arranged but may incur additional costs. Please contact for details.