What is Sports Therapy? Sports Therapy focuses on the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation back to sports specific fitness and mobility. It uses the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to help prepare the participant for training and competition. Hills Physical Developments are Sports Therapist healthcare professionals who have the skills and ability to:
- employ sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention
- provide immediate care of injuries in a recreational, training & competitive environment
- appraise, treat and refer on for specialist advice when appropriate
- provide the necessary sport and remedial massage
- plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes
Generally Sports Therapists are not Physiotherapists however Sports Therapists will employ physiotherapy skills applicable to a and exercise context rather than as traditional healthcare this includes joint manipulation and massage. The benefits and effects of sports massage employed by Hills Physical Developments include benefits such as circulating blood and lymphatic fluids as well as stretching muscle tissue and breaking down scar tissue. Skilfully applied sports massage is the most effective therapy for muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. This helps prevent further injury and can speed up recovery.itation is relatively new, many therapies are controversial, and while some are considered cutting edge technology, there may be little research to support whether or not helpful progress is the result. Neurorehabilitation is the culmination of many different fields to provide the best care and education for patients with injuries or diseases affecting their nervous system.
Of course you don’t have to be a sportsperson to feel the benefits! Muscular stress and fatigue can affect all of us, not just athletes. Many people appreciate the deep treatment offered by a sports massage therapist.