Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy
At LD Sports Therapy we offer treatments from Sports Massage Therapists, Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists. We see a mix of weekend sports warriors, to gardeners, walkers and occupational problems such as from electricians and plumbers.
Our physiotherapists are covered by the HCPC and most insurance companies. Our Sports Therapists are covered by some insurers such as AXA and most cash payment plans.
The difference between a Sports Therapists and Physiotherapist in in the degree training, Sports Therapists learn their skills based on athletes and the sports world but apply this to non athletes seamlessly. Physiotherapists study more broadly such as cardiac, stroke rehab then later specialise into their chosen area - in our physiotherapist's cases musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy.
More About Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that
concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of your
and getting you back to full functional, occupational and sports
fitness, regardless of age and ability; in the safest, shortest possible
It uses the principles of sport and exercise
incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare you
training, competition and where applicable, work. It is the treatment
rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal injuries ranging from muscle strains
are the benefits of a Sports Massage?
tension and soreness
flexibility and range of movement
strengthens your body’s own healing
Speeds up recovery and
stress relief, relaxing both the body and mind
is suitable for Sports Therapy and a Sports Massage?
Anyone of any age, who takes part
in any kind of activity for leisure, pleasure or sport
Anyone suffering from
muscle tension for example due to stress
Anyone with a new or
long standing injury that is affecting daily life or sporting
and Injury Prevention
Stiff muscles, aching joints and general soreness are all
common after effects of training. If ignored, further training can cause
damage which leads to injury and all of these effects stop you from
the way you want to. These hinder you
physically, and mentally drain you. Very quickly you find yourself
reasons not to train or not to train properly.
An injury is not necessary
to visit LD Sports Therapy. Injury Prevention is one of the fastest growing areas of
research within this field. It is something LD Sports Therapy
believes can hugely benefit older athletes who are still competing at
any level of sport and exercise.
Sports massage is an effective way of maintaining muscle
flexibility and muscle condition which helps prevent muscle strains. It
can also treat those "niggles" before they become full blown injuries. A
Sports Therapist may also identify weaker areas that could benefit from
strengthening exercises and thus prevent an injury.
One of our patients being lectured on the
importance of stretching!