What is Sports Therapy?
Sports therapy is specifically tailored to rehabilitation from injury. What sports therapy exactly details is dependent on the nature of your injury.
Whether you are suffering from aches or pains, strains, muscular issues or a more serious injury, many of our patients see improvements even after their initial session.
Our excellent sports therapists use their vast range of knowledge and experience to provide you with the unparalleled support to speed up recovery and get you back to what you love doing as fast as possible.
What happens during Sports Therapy?
When you have your first sports therapy session, your therapist will go through a formal consultation to analyse your training techniques and your specific injury. It may just happen that sports therapy may not be the best fit for your injury at that present time, so your therapist can then guide you to where you need to be to get the best care possible.
Sports therapy (dependent on your injury), may include:
- Clinical Sports Massage
- Biomechanics and Exercise Technique Review
- Exercise Rehabilitation Prescription
- Professional Advice and Guidance
Whether you are a professional athlete or just simply suffering from a musculoskeletal injury, our highly qualified therapists will be able to guide you through the entire rehabilitation process.
We are incredibly fortunate to have a custom built rehabilitation gym in-house at ALMA, specifically designed to guide you through your rehabilitation and even progress to new goals with our team.
Sports massage is beneficial for everyone - not just active, sporty individuals. It is an effective form of soft tissue massage to relieve muscle tension and pain. Our highly skilled massage therapists have the ability to apply a broad range of massage techniques in order to help a huge variety of complaints either in conjunction with other therapies or as an independent intervention.
To complement our sports massage, we also offer:
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. It's the "classic massage".
Swedish massage may loosen up tight muscles caused by daily activities such as sitting at the computer or exercising. It can be very helpful for people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders or neck.
Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed. This may relieve muscle tension, which can improve overall blood flow and promote cell repair. It may also help form new connective tissues and create new blood vessels in the tissue.
People use cupping to complement their care for a host of issues and conditions.
Kinesiology tape is designed to mimic the skin’s elasticity so you can use your full range of motion. When the tape is applied to your body, it recoils slightly, gently lifting your skin. It is believed that this helps to create a microscopic space between your skin and the tissues beneath to help reduce joint pain and irritation. Kinesiology may help improve circulation and reduce swelling in the injured area and improve blood flow.
Health and Wellbeing Advice
Our experts are happy and able to suggest simple but effective lifestyle changes, exercises and wellbeing advice to relieve your symptoms and help speed your recovery. At ALMA, we believe in prevention, not just treatment and place equal emphasis on both to deliver you the best service possible.