Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that focuses on the prevention of injury and rehabilitation back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sport specific fitness requirements for all ages and abilities. Elizabeth will assess, diagnose and treat all types of sporting injuries including acute, chronic and trauma based injuries, including contact based sport such as football and rugby.
As well as sporting injuries, Elizabeth will assess and treat musculoskeletal injury acquired from lifestyle factors such as occupation (desk job, physical jobs) and hobbies (gardening, walking, DIY)
What will happen during treatment?
Elizabeth will take a full case history including your current and past health history as well as the history and current symptoms of your complaint. She will also complete a full assessment of joints and tissues relevant to your case to identify the best method of treatment.
Methods of assessment and treatment include:
Lifestyle advice and an easy- to- follow home-based exercise programme is a key aspect to your recovery to compliment the treatments offered. It is possible for some lifestyle factors to interfere with your recovery, therefore this will be discussed post treatment.
Recovery time is dependant on the severity, type of injury, age, general health and adherence to your rehabilitation programme. For some, relieving tight musculature for injury prevention could be of benefit for those continuing in sport and chosen lifestyle factors contributing to pain/injury.
How to prepare for your appointment
Effective assessment is key for diagnosis and appropriate treatment; assessment of joints above or below the injury are necessary to treat contributing factors to injury. For example, An injury to the ankle can be a potential result of pelvic/ lower back instability, therefore assessment of the spine would be necessary. It's advised to wear loose clothing or shorts, vest or sports bra to allow ease of assessment and treatment.
Injury Rehabilitation Initial- 60-90 minutes (dependent on multiple injuries and/or whether Acupuncture is used.)
Subsequent treatments- 60 minutes
With dual skills, Elizabeth can offer an inclusive treatment of Acupuncture and Injury Rehabilitaion to suit individual needs. Balancing the body's energy, as well as treating physical ailments with movement therapy is often required and can be offered via tailored treatment to meet your needs.