Sports Therapy is an modern evidence based field of musculoskeletal healthcare. Specifically concerned with injury rehabilitation (and prevention) of an individual or teams back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness. It’s a common myth that only athletes can benefit from being treated by a Sports Therapist. Sports Therapy utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to help identify and treat injured patients with an aim of getting them back to full functional fitness.
A Sports Therapy treatment with Stuart Sahan consists of an initial comprehensive subjective and objective injury assessment. This helps really get to know you and forms the foundation of an evidence based rehabilitation programme. As part of the initial Sports Therapy session, a treatment plan is drawn up which can consist of hands on techniques like deep tissue sports massage, Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), joint mobilisation for either pain, improved range of motion or a combination of both. The hands on treatment is complemented further with an effective exercise prescription, appropriate to the stage of healing.
Sports massage is a form of massage involving the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person engaged in regular physical activity. Sports Massage has become increasingly popular among athletes and fitness enthusiasts in recent years. Unlike traditional massages, Sports Massage is specifically designed to help individuals recover from intense physical activity and prevent injuries. The primary goal of Sports Massage is to alleviate muscle tension, soreness, and inflammation caused by rigorous training and competition.
Some key benefits of regular Sports Massage is reduced pain, improved flexibility and range of motion. By using various deep tissue massage techniques, Sports Massage can help break up scar tissue and adhesions in muscles that limit mobility. This increased flexibility not only reduces the risk of injury during workouts but also enhances performance by allowing you to move more freely and efficiently.
Another advantage of Sports Massage is its ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. High-intensity training or work can take a toll on both the body and mind, causing tension headaches, anxiety, and even depression in some cases. Having a regular Sports Massage can really help you feel great and improve your general health and wellbeing.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) RockBlades certified
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) has been around for century’s and has helped many people overcome painful musculoskeletal conditions. This has been attributed to the fact that the instruments offer a great way to scan the tissue, giving the therapist an accurate picture of what’s going on under the surface. The therapist is then able to target the fibrous scar tissue, initiating a healing response.
These tools are designed for fascial and soft tissue work, helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike to optimise their body’s performance & recovery process.
Designed with a unique combination of surgical grade stainless steel blades (blunt) and an ergonomic handle, Rockblades offer precise control while targeting specific areas of the body. They can be used for a range of techniques including scraping, cross-friction massage, trigger point release, and more. Using these tools can help break up scar tissue or adhesions in muscles which can lead to improved mobility as well as reduced pain.
Dry Cupping with Rock Pods
RockPods are the latest innovation in dry cupping therapy. These silicone cups use negative pressure to create a vacuum seal on the skin, which helps to increase circulation and promote healing. The unique design of RockPods allows for easy gliding over the skin, making it simple to target specific areas of the body leaving minimal therapeutic marking.
Some key benefits in using RockPods is their ability to alleviate pain and tension in muscles and joints. By targeting specific trigger points, these cups can help release built up tension and reduce inflammation. This makes RockPods an excellent tool for athletes or anyone suffering from chronic pain or injuries.
But it’s not just athletes who can benefit from dry cupping therapy with RockPods – this technique is also great for those looking to improve their overall health and wellness.
Rock Tape kinesiology Taping
Rock Tape is the best brand of kinesiology tape that has become increasingly popular among athletes and Sports Physiotherapists. Kinesiology taping involves applying thin, stretchy tape to the skin in order to provide support, reduce pain, aid a reduction in inflammation and provide neurosensory feedback. Rock Tape is unique because it is designed to mimic the elasticity of human skin, providing both comfort and durability.
One of the benefits of using Rock Tape is its ability to enhance athletic performance. By supporting weak or injured muscles and joints, the tape can improve range of motion and prevent further injury. Additionally, the stimulation provided by wearing Rock Tape can help increase blood flow with an increased heart rate and reduce muscle fatigue during exercise.
Rock Tape can also be used as a form of pain relief for individuals suffering from chronic conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. The gentle pressure applied by the tape can help alleviate discomfort without causing irritation or inflammation to sensitive areas.
Rock Taping is a service provided free of charge with any of our clinical or mobile treatment services. Need some RockTape to take home? You can also purchase RockTape stock from our clinic.
Mobile Sports Therapist - Injury Rehab & Sports Massage
Mobile Sports Massage Therapy and Sports Therapy service near you covering Coventry, Nuneaton, Leamington, Warwick, Stratford, plus the county of Warwickshire. This service is ideal for those wanting a deep tissue massage treatment or injury rehabilitation near you, but would struggle to see us in our Coventry or Kenilworth clinics.
This on-demand service has become increasingly popular among busy professionals and amateur athletes who often have limited time for self-care. By eliminating the need for travel and wait times associated with traditional clinics, mobile sports therapy has made access to therapeutic services more accessible than ever before. Additionally, this approach allows therapists to work with clients in their natural environment where they can observe how they move and train up close – providing insights that may not be possible in a clinic setting. The benefits of mobile sports therapy can extend far beyond convenience alone.
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MRI Scan Referral Consultation
Pre MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scan online consultation from the comfort of your own home. It’s no secret that NHS waiting times for an MRI scan be be high! Sometimes in excess of 12-18 months of the actual GP referral date. Therefore we aim to offer you a private service that helps speed up that process. Our goal is to give you peace of mind and the evidence you need for any potential invasive procedure, where conservative treatment options are not giving you the answers you want.
Based in Coventry, This online Telehealth referral consultation is designed to subjectively assess your MRI needs and complete the referral documentation. Following assessment, clinical MRI scan appointments are usually arranged within 3 working days of the referral, with a full Radiologist report received usually within 7 working days post MRI. The price includes the pre scan assessment/ referral and post scan results consultation.
Clinic based MRI scans start from £275. This includes full imaging and full Radiologist report (also sent to you). We can also assist with any ongoing conservative rehabilitation requirements to help get you back to where you want to be. Please use the link below to book your online Telehealth MRI Referral Consultation.
Pitchside First Aid and Trauma Management Cover
Pitchside first aid and trauma management is all about player and team welfare. We provide match day assistance within the Warwickshire and West Midlands region, regularly covering ares, Coventry, Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington, Warwick, Stratford, Solihull & Birmingham.
We can help your club on an ad hoc basis with pre match assistance including taping, strapping and Sports Massage player prep, pitchside first aid during the game, plus post match debrief after the game.
Stuart Sahan is a full member of the Society of Sports Therapists (SST Reg. No. 24105) so welcomes supervising any student Sports Therapists attached to your club on the day. Please get in touch if you’d like to enquire further.
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