Sports massage therapy treats a wide range of musculo–skeletal problems – from tendonitis and frozen shoulder to sciatica and groin strain – as well as preventing the onset of injury.
It is by no means restricted to sports players and may be effectively applied to domestic and industrial injuries as well.
Sports massage therapy can significantly help a wide range of conditions including:
- Muscular spasm
- Frozen shoulder
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow
- Groin strain
- Shin splints
- Work strain
- Torn/ruptured ligaments
- Repetitive strain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Back pain
- Runner’s knee
- Postural problem
Charles Street Clinic has two sports massage therapists: Kim Weir FSMT (Assoc), LCSP (Assoc) and Angela Short MISRM, MFHT
Kim has worked extensively in the health and fitness industry – as a sports massage therapist and first aider in professional rugby.
Angela has over 18 years experience in the massage industry and attained Level 5 in Clinical Sports and Remedial Massage in 2011.
“Whether you are a performance-based athlete, part-time fitness enthusiast or just someone who feels stress physically from work or lifestyle factors, the soft tissue techniques involved in sport massage therapy offer an opportunity to relieve, rehabilitate and recover.”
“Each sports massage treatment varies from person to person,” says Kim, “but generally involves applying the hands to improve blood and lymph flow and to stretch muscles in order to increase their flexibility and improve elasticity.”
“Treatments can include many different techniques, depending on the needs of the client,” says Angela. “Typically we use a combination of soft tissue release, neuromuscular release, myofasical release, muscle energy techniques, mobilisation and myofasical kinesiology taping.”