Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some answers to the common questions we get asked.
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapy is a healthcare profession that involves assessing, treating and managing injuries from a variety of sports and daily living activities. We use various techniques including manual therapy, soft tissue release, stretching, trigger-point therapy and exercise strengthening to improve movement and reduce pain.
Is Sports Therapy appropriate for everyone?
Yes, Sports Therapists are trained to deal with all types of injuries from athletes, to office workers and everyone in between. Musculoskeletal injuries do not just occur in sport, they are also common in everyday life, occurring in the work place as a result from sitting for long periods, postural problems, and repetitive strain injuries from both work and exercise environments. These can all contribute to functional movement problems.
Do I need to bring anything with me for my first session?
Any information relating to your problem would be very beneficial and helpful to get a better picture. We advise bringing along any relevant medical reports along to your session. These will be stored securely and confidentially within your file.
What can I expect in my first session?
Your therapist will start by asking you some questions relating to your general health and will then ask more detailed information relating to your problem. They will then conduct a physical assessment to see if there are any specific areas causing your injury. We will conduct movement and muscle tests to determine where the problem may be and provide the relevant treatment.
Your therapist may require you to perform movements that may cause some degree of pain or discomfort. This will be as minimal as possible. After the assessment, your therapist will discuss what the problem is likely to be and how we can go about treating it. All treatments will be discussed with you before we go ahead with them. This is so that it can help you gain a clear understanding of whats happening during treatment.
What are your Qualifications?
Namir has completed a three year BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Therapy at the University College Birmingham. He is a member of the Sports Therapy Association, a leading governing body in Sports Therapy and is also a qualified Sports Massage Therapist.
What do I need to wear during my sessions?
We kindly request that if your injury is related to the lower limbs, that you come wearing shorts, and to also bring any footwear in relation to your sport/injury as this may be useful in identifying your problem. If the problem relates to the back or the upper extremities, it is requested that males come wearing a loose fitting t-shirt, and females come wearing a sports bra under their t-shirt as your therapist may require you to remove certain items of clothing to gather a more accurate picture of your injury.
What if you cannot treat my injury?
In some cases, your injury may require some form of further specialist investigation, or medical opinion to rule out any underlying causes. In such cases, your therapist may recommend you seek further assessment.
What type of payments do you accept?
Due to the current COVID pandemic, we are only able to accept contactless forms of payment. We accept BACS, contactless, and PayPal.