Your Sports Therapist at the Body Health Clinic has experience treating a wide range of sporting injuries, working with athletes from a vast array of sports and skill levels. From professional world champion Thai boxers to the casual running enthusiast.
Sports Therapy is patient centred, which means treatment is geared to you as an individual. So no matter on your sport, age or level of activity your treatment will be specific to your needs.
How we can help
When treating an injury we look at not only the injured area but how if effects and has been effected by other parts of the body. This is to make sure you not only return to action at 100% but that the injury does not re-occur.
We help improve performance as well as treat the injuries being suffered. With a detailed knowledge of diagnosis and highly developed palpatory skills we can help to restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce adhesions and soft tissue restrictions so that ease of movement is restored and performance enhanced.
Minor injuries are often left untreated and ignored and may then progress to become more serious. Meaning a longer recovery period and time away from your sport, every athlete’s nightmare. Book an appointment with the Body Health Clinic today and stay pain and injury free while finding out your true potential.
For those of you wishing to keep fit, we can help you keep supple and improve muscle tone so reducing the risk of injury to soft tissues unaccustomed to the extra work they are being asked to do. Advice on diet and exercise which will help you with your specific sport may also be offered.
Sports activities are a regular way of life for many of us now, and involve people from across all age groups from those who have an avid interest to those who just wish to keep fit; from the elite professional to the casual participant. Many of the injuries are the result of overuse i.e. playing too hard and too often e.g. tennis elbow and biceps tendinitis, or from not warming up properly before exercise. Sometimes incorrect equipment can lead to injuries – ill-fitting footwear can cause hip, knee and foot injuries (e.g. Achilles injuries).
Reduced joint flexibility will affect the degree of performance and may result in injury if the player is unaware that they cannot perform to the same level as they used to, for example golfers who cannot turn at the waist as well as they used to, and the enthusiastic older footballer whose knees do not bend as well as they once did. Young people especially are vulnerable in sport as their growing bodies are often expected to perform to high standards and are putting exceptional physical demands on themselves. The good news is that although sports injuries are common, those who are fit tend to recover more quickly and easily from their injuries.