Sports rehabilitation allows the practitioner to assess and treat injuries within clinic, hospital or pitch-side settings. The practitioner is able to create a treatment and rehabilitation plan for the patient.
Injury assessment and treatment
Assessing an injury, creating a treatment plan and rehabilitation plan to move forward.
Injury assessment and treatment follow up
Follow up appointment to reassess the injury and discuss the treatment plan moving forward.
Chinese Cupping therapy
This involves using cups which create an increase in blood flow to a localised area to help break down any tension. Cupping can be used alongside massage as part of the treatment.
This involves going deeper into the muscles using different massage techniques to help break down any tension within the body.
Dry needling/medical acupuncture
Dry needling/medical acupuncture is used to help treat a variety of different problems such as loss of range of motion, joint stiffness, muscle mobility and pathologies like sciatica.
Medical acupuncture is adapted from Chinese acupuncture which consists of using fine needles placed along meridian lines throughout the body to help balance the level of QI (energy) within the body. There are over 380 meridians within the body and can help treat pathologies such as Achilles tendinopathy, migraines or nausea from pregnancy.
Sophie can use and adapt these techniques for each patient specifically to enhance their rehabilitation plans.
Electrotherapy includes a range of treatments using electricity to reduce pain, improve circulation, repair tissues and strengthen muscles leading to improvements in physical functioning.
Athletic and K taping
Depending on the injury and/or diagnosis, taping will be applied to help stabilise the joints and support the muscles in order to facilitate physical movement and to decrease symptoms.