What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage involves the manipulation of soft tissue to benefit a person who is regularly involved in physical activity or anyone with work related aches and pains. Soft tissue includes skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Sports massage is performed to help in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue caused from strenuous and repetitive physical activity and trauma. Sports massage prior to and post exercise may enhance performance, assist recovery and prevent injury.

The Benefits Of Sports Massage
The manipulation of soft tissue before and after exercise promotes physical, physiological, neurological and psychological changes that help performance and recovery.
 
Who can benefit from Sports massage?
Anyone who takes part in physical activity in their daily working life or for the purposes of fitness or sport irrespective of level of fitness, level of training or age can benefit from sports massage.

Athletes with problems or with injuries that are having a negative effect on performance will find that the stimulatory effects of sports massage assist with the healing process. Athletes following a regular training programme will benefit during the recovery period, and through the early detection of any problems arising from stresses induced from training.


Gait Analysis

Gait Analysis is a way of analysing the way in which we walk and run.

Come to the clinic and walk/run on the treadmill to get your gait and running technique analysed using slow-motion video. Gait Analysis gives a better understanding of your foot placement and how this links with ankle, knee, hip and even shoulder motion and possibly the cause of injury.  Gait analysis also allows us to identify an appropriate trainer style tailored to your foot posture.  Gait Analysis includes a foot posture assessment, functional tests, walking/running for a maximum of 5 minutes and rehabilitation exercises to improve technique…….A must for all runners wishing to improve, or those that experience pain when running.