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Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy aims to help those struggling with injuries through specific prescriptive exercises, rehabilitation programmes and therapeutic techniques such as massage, manual therapy, and electrotherapy, to name a few. It utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological practices to prepare the participant for exercise, competitive sport, and work.

Sports Therapy also aims to prevent injuries and help prepare people to reach their sporting goals through sports screening (MOTs) and carefully planned Prehabilitation programmes. Whilst injuries cannot be completely eradicated, specific exercises can help reduce some injury risks and improve athletic performance.

What is involved in a Sports Therapy Session?

Sports Therapy looks at a person’s posture, range of movement, strength, movement patterns and sporting needs to help plan a safe and effective programme to help an individual return to the sport they love or excel further in it.

At your first session, your Sports Therapist will discuss with you the history of your injury, your general health, and your goals for treatment. A thorough assessment of your injury will follow this. If time permits you will be given some treatment or exercises to start your rehabilitation. However, a more detailed treatment plan will be provided during your follow-up sessions.

If you are using our service for a Sports MOT to determine areas of focus, please see our Sports Performance Packages (link). This service aims to improve your sports performance, maintain good strength and mobility, and prevent future injuries where possible. Within this service, your therapist will discuss your needs and take you through various assessments and exercises in order to create an effective prehabilitation programme for you. In your follow-up sessions, the therapist will guide you through this programme to ensure its effectiveness.

Who is Sports Therapy for?

Sessions are aimed at sporting populations of all ability levels. It can be helpful for those aged 9 and above. However, for younger athletes, it is recommended to see an injury specialist for paediatrics.

Here at MSO Physio, we understand that sprains, strains, aches, and pains can occur to anyone. This service therefore strives to help anybody with a musculoskeletal injury to resume their hobbies and work and return to a normal healthy lifestyle.

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FURTHER INFORMATION

What injuries can a Sports Therapist Treat?

Please follow the link for the vast range of sports injuries that can be treated by a Sports Therapist. Sports Injuries – MSO Physiotherapy

How long do sessions last?

Your initial assessment will be a longer session of up to 60 minutes. Following this, sessions will usually take 30 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required will vary between people. It is often dictated by how much an individual can comply with the programme but can also be affected by a vast range of factors including, general health, mental health, pre-injury conditioning levels, and skill acquisition.

Often sessions will be weekly in the first phases of treatment. As you progress through your programme and you become more able to manage your symptoms, treatment will become more spaced out until no longer required. This can take weeks or months depending on the injury and individual.

What should I wear to my appointment?

For upper limb and back injuries, we may ask you to remove your shirt to be able to access the area. For women, please wear a bra you are comfortable in or a top that allows access to the area being treated.

For lower limb and back injuries, please bring or wear some shorts.

Please remember Sports Therapy usually involves some exercises so it is important you wear things you feel comfortable in and can move around in.

Can I use my insurance for Sports Therapy?

Unfortunately, this type of treatment is not yet available under private healthcare and must be self-funded. This is due to the background of Sports Therapy focusing primarily on athletic populations.

What is the difference between Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy?

A Sports Therapy focuses extensively on musculoskeletal injuries and their treatment within sports. This includes manual therapy, soft tissue treatment and rehabilitation techniques. A Sports Therapist will study these injuries with a sporting focus and relate any prehabilitation and rehabilitation programmes directly to the individual’s sport or activity. A Sports Therapist will use this knowledge to treat all populations to achieve their strength and mobility goals.

Physiotherapists includes areas of study such as; respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, post-surgical care, conditions relating to the brain and nervous system, as well as musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. Post-graduation, physiotherapists may decide to specialise in one of these areas and this is where musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment and Sports Therapy treatment can cross over significantly. Especially as within both professions, continued professional development is highly important and therapists are committed to expanding their knowledge.

What is the difference between Sports Therapy and Sports Massage?

Sports Massage is a treatment technique used by both sports therapists and physiotherapists. However, it is not usually used in sessions as a stand-alone treatment. Many people will find Sports Massage highly beneficial to relieve tense muscles and may wish for Sports Massage as a separate treatment. Therefore, a Sports Masseuse may be recommended when there are no contraindications to this type of treatment and when a Sports Therapist feels this may be of benefit. Individuals can self-refer to this treatment where there is no injury present. For further information please follow this link MSO Physio | Sports Massage Woking & Sutton

TESTIMONIALS

I was under the care of Nick suffering from pelvic misalignment, muscle spasm and sciatica. During the time I underwent treatment I was accurately diagnosed with an impingement of the sciatic nerve which was later confirmed with an MRI scan as a bulging lumbar disc.

During the time I received treatment, I experienced relief from the symptoms and was given a series of exercises to carry out for self-care in between appointments. Nick was very practical and pragmatic with the advice he gave me, informing me that surgery is really a last resort and that there are various other options to help recover from the issue.

I have now been given the opportunity of receiving Pilates in a class run at the clinic by a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, which will be bespoke treatment for the spinal issue I am experiencing. I would happily recommend this clinic and their staff to anyone experiencing any issues.

LS, ADMINISTRATOR, NORTH CHEAM

I was under the care of Nick suffering from pelvic misalignment, muscle spasm and sciatica. During the time I underwent treatment I was accurately diagnosed with an impingement of the sciatic nerve which was later confirmed with an MRI scan as a bulging lumbar disc.

During the time I received treatment, I experienced relief from the symptoms and was given a series of exercises to carry out for self-care in between appointments. Nick was very practical and pragmatic with the advice he gave me, informing me that surgery is really a last resort and that there are various other options to help recover from the issue.

I have now been given the opportunity of receiving Pilates in a class run at the clinic by a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, which will be bespoke treatment for the spinal issue I am experiencing. I would happily recommend this clinic and their staff to anyone experiencing any issues.

LS, ADMINISTRATOR, NORTH CHEAM

I was under the care of Nick suffering from pelvic misalignment, muscle spasm and sciatica. During the time I underwent treatment I was accurately diagnosed with an impingement of the sciatic nerve which was later confirmed with an MRI scan as a bulging lumbar disc.

During the time I received treatment, I experienced relief from the symptoms and was given a series of exercises to carry out for self-care in between appointments. Nick was very practical and pragmatic with the advice he gave me, informing me that surgery is really a last resort and that there are various other options to help recover from the issue.

I have now been given the opportunity of receiving Pilates in a class run at the clinic by a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist, which will be bespoke treatment for the spinal issue I am experiencing. I would happily recommend this clinic and their staff to anyone experiencing any issues.

LS, ADMINISTRATOR, NORTH CHEAM

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