Hi Im Mike a Sports Therapist based in Garston, with over 12 years experience of runnin ga successful studio based clinic. I have written up some info based on some of the treatmetns I offer below, please let me know if you have any questions o r if I can help.
Ive been luck enought to work with a numer of international athletes in many different sports / events
Sports therapy treatments are becoming increasingly popular among athletes, both amateur and professional. These treatments offer a wide range of benefits that can help athletes recover from injuries, prevent future injuries, and improve their overall performance. Some of the main ways in which sports therapy treatments can help include reducing pain and inflammation, increasing flexibility and range of motion, improving circulation, promoting healing and recovery, enhancing mental focus and concentration, boosting energy levels, and preventing future injuries.
One of the key benefits of sports therapy treatments is their ability to reduce pain and inflammation. This is particularly important for athletes who may be dealing with chronic or acute injuries that are causing discomfort or limiting their mobility. By using techniques such as soft tissue therapy, stretching exercises, or cold compression therapy, sports therapists can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation in affected areas.
Another way in which sports therapy treatments can be beneficial is by improving mobility and flexibility.
Sports massage is a type of therapeutic massage that specifically targets the muscles used during physical activity. It can be beneficial for athletes who want to prevent injury, improve their performance or speed up recovery time after intense training sessions. But how exactly does sports massage help?
Firstly, it helps to increase blood flow and lymphatic circulation, which brings oxygen and nutrients to the muscles while removing waste products such as lactic acid. This can reduce muscle soreness and stiffness, and improve overall flexibility. Sports massage also helps to break down adhesions (or knots) in muscles, which can restrict range of motion and potentially cause injuries.
Additionally, sports massage can help with injury prevention by identifying areas of tension or weakness that could lead to future problems. By addressing these issues early on through regular treatments, athletes are able to better protect themselves from potential injuries caused by imbalances or overuse.
Deep tissue massage is a therapeutic technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It uses slow, firm pressure to target specific areas of tension and pain. The goal of deep tissue is to release chronic patterns of tension in the body, alleviate pain and stiffness, and improve range of motion.
During a session, the therapist will use their fingers, knuckles, elbows or forearms to apply pressure to the affected area. This can be uncomfortable at times but it should not be painful. The therapist will work slowly and gently with each stroke to warm up the muscle before applying deeper pressure.
It’s important for clients who are considering deep tissue therapy to communicate with their therapist throughout the session. Informing your therapist about any discomfort you’re feeling during the session can help them adjust their techniques accordingly.
Acupuncture is an ancient treatment method that has been around for over 2,000 years. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate energy flow and promote healing. This practice has gained popularity in recent years as more people are turning to holistic health options.
Acupuncture can help with a variety of ailments, both physical and mental. It has been shown to be effective for pain relief, particularly in conditions such as back pain, migraines, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. Acupuncture can also improve digestive issues, respiratory problems such as asthma or allergies, and even infertility.
In addition to its physical benefits, acupuncture can also have a positive impact on mental health. Studies have shown that it can reduce stress levels and anxiety while promoting relaxation and improved sleep quality.
Dry needling is a technique used by physical therapists to treat a variety of muscular and skeletal conditions. It involves inserting thin needles into specific areas of the body, such as trigger points or tight muscles, to relieve pain and improve mobility. While it may sound similar to acupuncture, dry needling focuses on different points in the body and works by releasing tension in muscle fibers rather than balancing energy flow.
One of the most significant benefits of dry needling is its ability to reduce pain. By targeting trigger points, which are areas of knotted muscle fibers that can cause pain and discomfort, dry needling can help alleviate chronic pain caused by conditions like sciatica or fibromyalgia. Additionally, studies show that dry needling can be particularly effective at reducing neck and shoulder pain caused by poor posture or work-related stress.
For more info you can visit the website at Watford Injury Clinic
You can make bookings here @ Booking Page
I do not presently provide mobile appointments, clients have visited from all over including France – but most visitors come from multiple areas in east Herts (Hertfordshire), such as :-
Garston ~ Watford ~ St. Albans ~ Elstree ~ Radlett ~ Harrow ~ Middlesex ~ Hemel Hempstead ~ North Watford ~ Abbots Langley, Kings Langley & Bushey.
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