Treatments are tailored to the individual and can include a range of modalities. There'll be an initial consultation including a postural and range of movement assessment, an explanation of the chosen course of action and there'll always be an open channel of communication throughout the process.
Outlined below are the range of treatments available. If you have any questions in advance, please don't hesitate to to get in touch.
There's availability at the sports injury clinic in Bristol, event days such as at the Rapha Archive Store in Shepton Mallet (new locations coming soon) and home visits in Bristol and Bath.
Sports massage is a therapy involving manual manipulation of muscular and connective tissue. It's used to treat problems and imbalances in soft tissue caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. It accelerates recovery after physical activity, reduces the risk of injury, potentially increasing performance.
Dry cupping uses suction to lift the skin and connective and muscle tissue below, increasing localised circulation, oxygenation and nutrient content within the tissue. It does this by making space for fluid flow, clearing stagnant blood and waste products and helps stretch fascia and connective tissue, which leads to a relaxation response.
Dry needling for sports therapy is a treatment incorporating a thin filiform needle (acupuncture needle) that penetrates the skin and stimulates underlying muscular and connective tissues. It's used in the treatment of trigger points, to stimulate healing and to reduce pain.
Percussion therapy is treatment that utilises a tool (we use the Hyper Ice, Hypervolt) to work and treat muscle tissue. It helps to increase blood circulation and oxygen distribution to the treated area. This decreases post training and persistent muscle pain and increases healing and recovery time.
As part of most treatments, we reinforce the work done by running through a series of active or passive stretches designed to align muscle fibres and increase range of movement. Muscle energy techniques or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation require the client to engage and relax muscles as part of the stretching process.
We use Tiger K Tape for treatments requiring improved kinesthetic awareness of posture and alignment. It's designed to support muscles and joints and facilitate lymph flow and blood circulation. It's water resistant so can be left in place during functional treatments.
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