We hope you find the following information useful on the Sports Therapy services at the clinic. Most of the time, the type of people who use this service have found us after being recommended to see a Physiotherapist or Sports Massage Practitioner for their sports-related injury. A Sports Therapist is a happy medium between a Sports Massage Therapist and a Physiotherapist. They combine the best of both worlds to provide you with specific advice about your sports-related injury and the recovery you need afterwards. They may prescribe you with more complicated exercises, which they will explain in a thorough and understandable way to help to target the area causing the issue.
When you see a Perfect Balance Sports Therapist, they will take a detailed history about your sports injury and make sure that the injury is one that is treatable using their sports science background. They will be able to make a decision on the correct course of treatment needed to help you to recover quickly!
If you need any more information on Sports Therapy services at the clinic then please phone or email us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
Below are listed some common FAQs and complaints that people looking for Sports Therapy services often ask before coming to see us.
Our Sports Therapists are an integral part of our team and an important part of your recovery from a sports injury. At Perfect Balance Clinic, we are able to utilise the experience of our sport-specific therapists, who specialise in general sports injuries, dance injuries and running injuries. They are able to utilise the principles of sport and exercise sciences, incorporating knowledge of physiological and pathological processes to prepare you to return to active sport, training and, where applicable, work.
Our Sports Therapists are trained in electrotherapy (ultrasound) and hydrotherapy (training in the swimming pool), which make them unique in their fields as well as a very useful addition to our team.
Sports Therapists are highly trained in up-to-date sports science research, which means that you can rely on their knowledge being evidence-based and trust that they will help to speed up your recovery.
Like an Osteopath and Physiotherapist, a Sports Therapist takes a thorough case history with the intention of getting to the cause of why you aren’t feeling 100%. This can then be used to produce a realistic treatment plan with recovery goals, aimed at the best possible outcome for you. Our Sports Therapists work as part of the team at Perfect Balance Clinic, although they provide specialist services, such as:
· sports taping/strapping
· electrotherapy (ultrasound)
· corrective exercise rehabilitation.
Sports Therapy is a valuable tool in the rehabilitation of serious sports injuries and common everyday injuries in people playing sport. A Sports Therapist is able to provide prompt advice on injuries and explain how to get better from them, which will really make a difference to your recovery.
Our Sports Therapists are able to deal with post-operative rehabilitation and can help you back into a sporting environment, which will mean a speedier recovery.
Over the years, Sports Therapy has progressed from treating injured athletes to dealing with many common muscular complaints, such as back pain, mobility problems, postural problems and work-related conditions.
At Perfect Balance Clinic, our Sports Therapists help injured athletes return to full functionality after injury. The injuries treated vary according to the sport or activity involved. Clients include professional and amateur sportspeople, people who keep fit for fun, and accident victims. A qualified Sports Therapist advises on prevention of injuries and can examine, assess and treat those injuries that do occur, as well as helping with the rehabilitation process.
97% of all of our clients feel an improvement after their first session. We pride ourselves on our ability to make a change quickly with our unique and highly effective approach to sports injuries. This means that you can quickly get to the bottom of what’s causing your pain, receive treatment for this, and leave feeling much better and ready to get back to peak fitness.
We are also honest so, if like the 3% of people that we referred back to their GP, we can't help you immediately, we will tell you. By sending you to the right place to deal with your sports-specific problem, we ensure a speedy recovery. It wouldn't be right to say 100% of our clients feel better from what we do but, actually, our ability to know what we can and can't treat ensures you are safe and in the right place to recover from your sports injury, so you are ready to train or compete again.
At the moment in the UK, Sports Therapy is unregulated, a situation that is currently changing, with new Statutory Regulations being developed. Anyone can call themselves a Sports Therapist, or Sports Masseur, without having a qualification. Often these people are uninsured. We make sure that all our therapists and clinicians are covered with the same level of insurance and carry accreditation and qualifications to make sure they can do what they say they can.
All Sports Therapy Organisation (STO) members are qualified, fully insured, trained in emergency first aid, and are bound by the STO Code of Conduct.
Should you decide to come to see us, this is what happens during your first session:
Your clinician will greet you and begin by asking what brings you to the clinic. From here, you will go through a detailed case history, which doesn't really take long, but is essential to see what we are dealing with. Once your clinician has taken enough detail, they will then carry out an examination in all cases, to make sure your symptoms match the clinical signs to isolate the cause of the problem.
Before starting any treatment, the clinician will explain in understandable terms what he or she believes to be the cause of the problem.
After the examination and reporting process is complete, your clinician will carry out a full treatment.
Ideally, you should come with suitable clothing/underwear so that an accurate diagnosis of the problem can be made. Usually sportswear, such as a pair of shorts and a vest or sports bra are suitable. We want you to feel comfortable and this is a priority to us. If you'd like to bring someone along, such as a chaperone, that’s fine too. We are very friendly but we understand that it can be a bit nerve-racking going to your first appointment.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
If you know the type of service you require or the person you would like to see, the quickest way of booking an appointment is online.
If you have any questions or special requirements with regards to coming in, then you can always email us.
If you would like to speak to someone during office hours (Monday to Friday 9am–5pm/Saturday 10am–2pm/Sunday 12–4pm), you can always give us a call on 0800 0724 012.