Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. The use of acupuncture results in the body producing pain-relieving substances, such as endorphins. Traditional acupuncture is based on the belief that energy flows through the body in channels called meridians. Each meridian has multiple acupuncture points, all with different benefits.
Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions. At The Sports Therapy Clinic, we use the latest technology in cryotherapy, The Game Ready System combines Intermittent Compression with Circumferential Cold Therapy in one fully adjustable, easy-to-use application. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has long been used to treat acute and chronic injury and to assist in the recovery and rehabilitation after Orthopaedic surgery. The Game Ready System continuously circulates cold water from the control unit’s ice reservoir, via a connector hose, through an inner chamber of the anatomical wrap (this chamber is located closest to the body) before returning to the ice reservoir.
Electrotherapy is a form of medical treatment, which uses small electrical impulses to repair tissue, stimulate muscles and increase sensations and muscle strength. At The Sports Therapy Clinic, we use the latest technology in electrotherapy. Compex wireless optimizes your strength and endurance, helps you recover faster, while helping to avoid injury and treating pain. Equipped with unique MI (muscle intelligence) technology, Compex stimulators adapt to each of your muscles to provide the most effective electrostimulation possible, while offering greater comfort and better performance.
Spinal Adjustments (manipulation) is a therapeutic procedure applied to the patients spine to restore normal movement. This involves taking the joint past its normal end range of motion but not past its anatomical end range of motion.
Spinal manipulation is used as a treatment for:
Commonly used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalising the body.
Long gliding strokes are used with a change of intensities and techniques in the direction of blood returning to the heart. This involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles.
A high intensity deep tissue massage, ideal to treat injuries, areas of high muscle tension, to improve range of movement and to aid in the symmetry and balance of muscle with quality of posture.
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury and involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power. It is achieved through various exercises and drills. A full rehabilitation and strengthening program is essential to ensure full recovery. The types of exercises that may be included in a rehabilitation programme are stretching, free weights, swiss / gym ball, bodyweight, pilates, foam rolling, plyometric training and resistance bands. Our rehabilitation programmes are also included in our Treatment sessions.
Includes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of both common and sporting musculoskeletal injuries. Everything from acute to chronic injuries, including muscle pain, nerve impingement, fractures, postural and biomechanical issues. A treatment plan will be designed during the initial consultation based upon what types of treatment will help improve your injury or condition. No matter what injury/condition you have or how long you’ve had it, our simple 5 step programme is designed to get you back to feeling 100%.
Low level laser can optimise soft tissue healing for quicker and stronger repair of sprains and strains having beneficial effects on muscle, tendon and ligament. It is also helpful for longer term overuse problems such as achilles tendonitis or rotator cuff issues, reducing both inflammation and pain immediately and as part of management programme or a path to resolution over time. Laser treatment has been shown to improve bone repair and wound healing, so treating fractures and post surgical wounds should see good response.
Ultrasound is a method of stimulating the tissue beneath the skin’s surface using very high frequency sound waves. Therapeutic ultrasound in physical therapy is alternating compression and rarefaction of sound waves. Maximum energy absorption in soft tissue occurs from 2 to 5 cm. Intensity decreases as the waves penetrate deeper. They are absorbed primarily by connective tissue: ligaments, tendons, fascia and by scar tissue.
Kinesiology Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain. Kinesiology Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. At The Sports therapy Clinic, we us RockTape, Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch, RockTape is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind RockTape. RockTape stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. This is what gives RockTape its performance advantage over other tapes.
The goal of thermotherapy is to alter tissue temperature in a targeted region over time for the purpose of inducing a desired biological response. The majority of thermotherapies are designed to deliver the thermal therapy to a target tissue volume with minimal impact on intervening or surrounding tissues. By increasing the temperature of the skin/soft tissue, the blood flow increases by vasodilatation. The metabolic rate and the tissue extensibility will also increase. Heat increases oxygen uptake and accelerates tissue healing, it also increases the activity of destructive enzymes, such as collagenase, and increases the catabolic rate.
The prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. We specialise in the prevention and correction of deformity, pain relief, infections of the feet, toenail reconstruction, fungal or ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, verrucas, athlete’s foot, dry and cracked heels, flat feet, bunions, heel pain and blisters and more.
An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of a specific area, inside of the body.
The scan is used to assist with the diagnosis of multiple musculoskeletal injuries or conditions. This is carried out with a probe that gives off high-frequency sound waves which bounce off the targeted areas of the body and turned into a moving image.
This image is displayed on a monitor while the scan is carried out. During the scan, we aim to take multiple images of the injured area. Once they have been recorded, the next step is to analyse each image and create a results file. You will have access to this file.
This very much depends on the stage of the injury (acute, sub-acute or chronic), the type of injury, the area of injury and the individual themselves. There are many factors to take into consideration, however we can give you an estimate on how many sessions will be required during your initial consultation. We will also aim to get you back to feeling 100% as soon as possible.
We recommend that you wear whatever you are most comfortable in. However, we do suggest that you bring a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of gym trainers, this is important for the initial consultation/assessment & the rehabilitation sessions that may follow.
A 24-hour notice is required to reschedule or cancel an appointment.
This given us the opportunity to reallocate an appointment.
Failure to give 24-hour notice or indeed not turning up at the allotted time, will result in a charge of the full appointment fee.