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Sports Therapy

Sports Therapists specialise in musculoskeletal pain and injury in healthy individuals.

With a holistic approach to injury assessment, Sports Therapy combines hands on treatment and exercise rehabilitation to solve all kinds of musculoskeletal problems. Whether you have a sports injury or chronic back pain, Sports Therapy can get you back to full function.

What is sports therapy?

Sports Therapists are experts at musculoskeletal pain and injury. Sports Therapy training involves not just understanding the muscular system, but also how to evaluate, treat, and strengthen this system. This means that when you see a Sports Therapist, they fully understand how the body works and how to correct your pain. Sports Therapists work very well alongside Physiotherapists, providing later level rehabilitation for many common conditions. For example, perhaps you have had a hip or knee replacement.

Physiotherapy is a great place to start after surgery. Physiotherapists understand and work alongside surgeons in hospitals, and are best placed to handle the initial post operative stages of rehabilitation. However, once this is done, and this individual wants to return to work or sports, Sports Therapy treatments are the ideal therapy to take their rehabilitation to the next, more specialised level.

Sports therapists are able to evaluate  pain in any body area; be it Back Pain, Headaches, Shoulder Pain, or Osteoarthritis. The hands-on nature of Sports Therapy treatment means they treat using the ideal blend of Sports Massage, Physiotherapy style assessments and Personal Trainer exercises, which is why they achieve such great results.

Sports Therapists are regulated by the CNHC a government based register of complimentary health professionals.

What makes us different?

Shoulder pain treatments in Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Solihull

There are plenty of Sports Therapists in the Kenilworth, Leamington and Warwick  areas, so why choose us? Both Ian and Gina are Sports Therapists, but also hold degrees in Sports Science, meaning that they see things differently. Sports scientists are trained in biomechanics, which is knowing how muscles work together to produce movements in the body. 

This means that when we are looking at your shoulder pain, we are also looking at how muscles are working together. We evaluate which muscles are stronger, weaker, or firing to much/too little, and we can understand and check the effects this has on other areas of your body. Gina also has a Masters degree in Exercise and Health Sciences, meaning she is specifically trained in rehabilitating people with health problems.

If your shoulder muscles are weak, for instance, this could be creating an over-firing in the neck muscles, leading to a headache. Weak shoulders can also cause overwork in the arms, leading to symptoms similar to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So, it is important to examine the muscle interactions in order to find the source of your issues.

Do you just work with sports injuries?

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Sports Therapists are great at treating sports injuries, because they have a keen understanding of how the muscular system works. But this depth of knowledge can be applied when treating any muscular or joint problem, not just sports injuries. ​

Let’s say you are a runner and your ankles are weak and constantly getting injured. We can assess and treat your ankle issues, but this weakness comes from somewhere. So,  because of our Sports Science background, we can assess your running gait, to look at what is happening as you are running, and adjust the gait to make sure that you are not constantly re-injuring the ankle.

Now, let us say that same client goes on to get knee osteoarthritis (which can stem from foot and ankle issues), using our Sports Therapy treatments, we could also manage their osteoarthritis, but then adjust their rehabilitation exercises so that they can continue to run safely.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sports Therapy

Absolutely not, all our appointments can be booked directly with us by calling or emailing us. There is no need to contact your GP.

All our Sports Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long.

Unlike many of our competitors all of our follow up appointments are also 50 minutes long.

Having 50 minutes means that we can reassess your condition at every appointment.

This allows us to check that the exercises are doing what we need and you are progressing.

Each follow up will also involve hands on work in the form of massage or soft tissue techniques and we will also check and change exercises at every appointment session.

We don’t feel we can do that effectively in less that 50minutes, so all our appointments last 50 minutes.

Depending on the area that needs to be assessed, we would ask you to bring a pair of shortish shorts or a strappy top.

This allows us to see as much as possible, so we can effectively assess you.

Our assessments often involve taking measurements and watching how muscles interact, so the ability to see muscles is very useful.

Physiotherapists are trained in medical conditions, often working in hospitals with Stroke, arthritis and neurological conditions.

Sports Therapists are specialists in Musculoskeletal pain and injury, training only in this area. Meaning they aren’t trained in medical conditions. However, here at the Reinge Clinic, Ian is a Sports Therapist, but also a fully trained Physiotherapist. Gina is a Sports Therapist, but also has an MSc in Health Sciences, giving you the best of both worlds. We are specialists in Muscular pain, with the understanding and experience of dealing with medical conditions.

Essentially in Private practice, there is little difference between a Sports Therapist and a Physiotherapist, other than the Sports Therapist may give a more hands on treatment.

Sports Therapy is rarely a painful treatment.

Assessing an injury or a sore joint can be painful, but allows us to understand where the pain is.

Sports Therapists use Sports Massage techniques  within their treatments and these can sometimes be uncomfortable.

We will always ask you for feedback on pain so we can modify our hands on work.  If things are painful, please let us know so we can modify our assessments or treatments.

Sports Massage is a treatment based on loosening tight muscles, it is a deep level of massage and is excellent at maintaining a healthy body. However Sports Massage Therapists aren’t trained in assessment and treatment of pain and injury. For that you need to see a Sports Therapist or Physiotherapist.

You can book using our online booking system. Or you can email us or call us directly.

We don’t use receptionists, so when you call or email you get directly either Ian or Gina, who can answer any questions you may have about your condition, prior to making a booking. 

Please contact us before you book in and let us know that you would like to use your Private Insurance.

Many insurance companies do not cover Sports Therapy treatments, however, if you would like to use your insurance, we can ensure you are booked with Ian. He is also a Chartered Physiotherapist and can work with most insurance companies.

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