Injury prevention & treatment » Sports Therapists
These have a vast knowledge when dealing with sporting injuries. They are highly trained in rehabilitation and use many soft tissue and manual techniques. They may also use ultrasound, joint mobilisations and myofacial work to rebalance your body. An assessment will determine the cause of the injury and your treatment plan should include stretches and strengthening exercises to avoid recurrence. It is useful to visit your therapist for a regular MOT to avoid niggles becoming an issue and general body maintenance especially when you have a big event coming up. It always helps to see a sports therapist who does your sport or treats many people in your sport. Make sure your sports therapist is governed by the society of sports therapists or a similar body.
Sports Massage Therapists are trained in the field of soft tissue and deep tissue massage techniques. They can assess your muscles with regards to tight areas and treat minor injuries. Runners should get regular sports massages to keep their bodies niggle free, improve recovery and aid flexibility.