Sports Injuries occur through a number of reasons, but the need for proper rehabilitation
is frequently overlooked.
However what is most important is to treat the injuries as soon as possible after
they have occurred - this is because scar tissue will soon form, which can lead to
inflammation and micro-trauma which, if left untreated may cause
Treatment given depends on the type of injury, but will usually include a body assessment
in order to determine any associated irregularities (e.g. posture) which may be inhibiting
Advice on a rehabilitation programme will be given to facilitate recovery. These
treatments can be given even if the injuries did not arise directly from sport.
Sports therapy uses a range of therapeutic techniques for the prevention, recognition
and treatment of minor sports injuries. It can also be used to provide support with
people wanting to maintain and improve fitness.
A typical session will involve appraising the injury using a number of techniques
including posture analysis, as well as soft tissue assessment. The session itself
may include soft tissue therapy, mechanical and electrical treatment.
Sports therapy may be used to address an extensive range of injuries. It may also
be found to be helpful in the mental preparation of athletes for sporting participation.