Sports Injuries Cheltenham
Our Sports therapist can help with a range of health conditions. In addition to sports injuries, sports therapists can help with postural problems, joint pain and repetitive injuries.
Sports Injury Clinic Cheltenham
Welcome to Skelian. Our Sports Therapist Dani Cowley aims to help you get back to your preferred activity and live pain free.
What Is a Sports Therapist?
A Sports Therapist is an expert in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injury through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. Sports Therapists take an intensive three-year degree course, which focuses on restoring, maintaining and maximising movement to relieve pain and improve the patients quality of life.
How we can help
Our Sports therapist can help with a large range of health conditions and injuries and are not just limited to sports injuries. Common conditions that a sports therapists help with include:
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons
- Postural problems
- Muscle imbalances
- Repetitive injuries (such and tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow)
- Traumatic injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Joint pain and stiffness
Treatments Sports Therapist Perform
Once the therapist has taken a detailed history and carried out a physical assessment, they may recommend a treatment plan. There are a number of techniques that are used by our sports therapists. Most commonly, sports therapy treatment includes a combination of:
- Joint mobilisation and stretching
- Sports massage/deep tissue massage
- A range of other myofascial techniques
- Supportive sports taping
- Rehabilitation exercises
What to Expect When You See a Sports Therapist
At your initial visit, the main aim will be to work out what is going on with your condition and what the best course of action is to hopefully start your recovery. Below is a list of areas that can be covered during the initial visit with our sports therapist in Cheltenham.
- You’ll discuss your medical history discussion of medical history
- The sports therapist will do a detailed physical assessment (including assessment of mobility, strength and posture)
- The therapist will give you a detailed explanation of their findings and a Diagnosis
- They will put together a recovery plan specific to your needs
- You’ll begin the treatment process
- Receive your personalised rehabilitation plan
Exercise Rehabilitation with a Sports Therapist
A tailored rehabilitation program is a key part of a Sports Therapist’s program to help get you back on track. One of the main reasons for a rehabilitation program is not only to help strengthen and improve mobility but to help improve your body’s ability to cope with the demands you want to put it through and intern help keep you feeling on top form.
The initial phase of the rehab program will be to help return you to everyday activities with minimal to no pain. Once that initial goal has been achieved, the next phase is to try and build upon the base of strength and conditioning you have built. This phase is there to help improve your body’s function and hopefully help reduce the risk of further injuries in the future.
Sports Therapy Fees
Sports Therapy Initial Consultation – £60
Follow up appointment – £35
1 Hour Sports Massage – £54