Our Sports Massage Therapists is trained in applying techniques to help athletes avoid injuries, cool down after exertion and enhance their overall performance. Our therapist concentrates on increasing motion and flexibility, relieving muscle soreness and promoting a quick recovery from muscle overuse.
Laurie graduated from the Oxford School of Sports Massage in October 2016, with a level 5 Diploma which is certified through the ISRM, Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage. Laurie specialises in sporting injuries and rehabilitation sessions for injured athletes, as well as pre and post match maintenance, and general postural/alignment sessions for the non-injured athletes. Laurie offers more remedial massage techniques, which aim to gett rid of stress and tension build up.
Laurie incorporates the use of many different techniques during a treatment, depending on the needs of the client. Based around deep tissue muscle release, she also includes soft tissue release, myofascial and neuromuscular techniques as well as being able to do postural assessments and give advice on different exercises and stretches to improve ability and maintenance of the body for training or general body stability.
Decland qualified as a Graduate Sports Rehabilitator in 2016 after studying at the University of Hull. He is a full member of the British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers. Along with his degree, Decland has continued to add to his portfolio by completing his KT1 and KT2 certificates in Kinesiology Taping and also the RFU level 2 immediate care in sport award.
Decland has previously worked for Preston North End Ladies, Rossendale RUFC, Lincoln City FC and also Birkirkara FC of Malta. He has assisted with Sports Rehabilitation at the Allam World Squash Championships and the Great North Run.
What is Sports Rehabilitation?
Sports Rehabilitation is a service that helps an individual return to full fitness after an injury. This technique treats muscular pains and aims to prevent sporting injuries, using deep tissue massage, soft tissue release and myofascial release. Sports therapists can also treat a patient’s ongoing chronic pain, to a level that you are able to work with and function better. Our therapists will firstly diagnose the issue then tailor a treatment program that suits your needs, with the aim of fully rehabilitating your issue as efficiently as possible.
How can Sports Rehabilitation help you?
Sports Rehabilitators have a variety of roles that all aim to improve your health and lifestyle. Whether you have a long-term issue or a recent injury, let a sports rehabilitator take a look and we can take the necessary steps to make it better.
What conditions can a sports rehabilitator treat?
A sports rehabilitator can treat any muscular injury or sporting injury. They can treat almost all musculoskeletal and neural issues, as well as individuals who want to reduce their risk of injury. A few common examples include:
- Lower Back Pain
- Sports injuries: Running, Football, Tennis, Dressage, Swimming, Gymnastics, Weight Training etc
- Muscle Strains & tightness
- Ankle, Knee, Hip & Neck Pain
- Posture Issues
- Many More
Your First Session
What can you expect from the first session?
The first session depends on the patient and it is tailored to their needs. You will be asked questions based on your daily regime (e.g. life, job, training), along with further information reference the injury in questions. The specific injury will be assessed, checking the range of movement, along with conducting any tests needed to gain an in-depth view of the injury.
The injury will then be treated with specific muscle release and massage techniques. We will also test the opposing muscles. The body will be looked at as a whole and the surrounding areas of the injury will also be treated, depending on what the patient wants and needs. After this, advice is given for your ongoing training and what muscles to build up and focus on. You will then have a discussion regarding the best options for your treatment and we decide together on a plan that best suits you. Then the rehabilitation starts!
Benefits of Sports or Remedial Massage
- An effective therapy for releasing muscle tension
- Restoring balance to the muscular-skeletal system
- Received regularly, this will help athletes prevent injuries
- Relieves pain and swelling at an injury site
- Aids preparation for competition
- Increases mobility
- General relaxation
- Psychological benefits to a performer
- Sports and Injury Rehabilitation
This service is for anyone who is looking to improve their current health and lifestyle. Whether you are an office worker looking for a program that will help prevent lower back pain or a keen cyclist who is injured and wants to get back on the saddle.
Our aim is to initially find out what is causing the issue, after this we work together to find the best rehabilitation program that is personalised to your needs. The treatment programs can include manual techniques such as massage and mobilisations, therapeutic modalities like ultrasound as well as out of clinic options, for example gym work for strengthening or beach running for fitness.
We endeavor to rehabilitate the issue and also prevent it from ever coming back. The key to this is through the initial full assessment, learning exactly what the issue is and what you are looking to achieve. This is followed up by one to one sessions, giving you a customised rehabilitation program, monitoring your progress so the appropriate progressions can be made.