Sports Therapy at Priority 6
Priority 6 prides itself for having the best practitioners in South Central England at affordable prices. We have both male and female therapists, who can treat from our facility in Abingdon. For more details about our therapists check the about us page or drop us an email for more details. Our therapists cover all sports injuries and rehabilitation programs in a professional 1:1 environment at our in house clinic as well as being the first choice for event work at Crossfit events, Triathlons, Rugby matches, full and half Marathons and Hockey Games.
What We Do…
- SPORTS MASSAGE
- REMEDIAL MASSAGE
- TAPING AND STRAPPING
- INJURY ASSESSMENT
- POSTURAL ASSESSMENT REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES
- REMEDIAL EXERCISE
- EVENT WORK
- REFERRAL TO OUR VISITING OSTEOPATH, ART PRACTITIONER, PHYSIOTHERAPIST.
Sports Massage is one of the most effective ways at treating muscle injuries and pain. Our therapists have specific aims in mind, and in sport we focus on the individual needs of the athlete. With the ever growing number of people taking part in sports such as Crossfit and Triathlons, combined with the increasing competitiveness and intensity of physical exercise, the demand for sports massage is also increasing and becoming more and more recognised as a skill which WILL aid recovery and enhance performance, and in turn becomes an integral part of our athlete’s training program.
Athletes who are looking to improve performance and increase their competitive edge do so by adopting a training schedule to enhance their skill, strength, stamina, flexibility and speed. The degree to which they develop and utilise these qualities will depend on other factors such as the level of competition, the sport played, and possibly their position in a team. However, no matter which sport, the aim is nearly always to increase the level of training and thereby subject the body to gradual and controlled overuse.
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 Injury Assessment
Sports injuries are the painful result of compensations to weakness or restriction in our bodies.
The only way to effectively treat sports injuries is to identify these areas of weakness and restriction and condition the body to work better as a whole. This can be done through some of the things mentioned previously or specific techniques used by our qualified Therapists, such as Soft Tissue Release and Muscle Energising Techniques.
Sports Injury – Rehabilitation
- Assessment – First Aid, Special Tests and Advice
- Postural Assessment and Treatment
- Rehabilitation – goal setting and fitness programmes designed by our therapists and trainers.
- Taping and strapping – utilizing the Kinesio-taping methods as well as stability and prevention taping techniques
- Referral when necessary (see below)
Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare and sports that can be specifically concerned with the prevention of an injury and the rehabilitation of a patient back to optimum levels of functionality and performance. This can range in activity from a recreational run to competitive contact sports like rugby.
What is a Sports Therapist?
- Has the knowledge and ability to provide first aid and attend to injuries in a recreational, training and competitive environment
- Can assess an injury and where appropriate refer on for specialist advice and treatment.
- Has the knowledge and ability to provide quality sports massage Pre and Post sports events
- Excels in Sports Physiological and Psychological knowledge and principles to optimise recovery times and prevention for patients.
- Specific skill sets in Stretching, Massage, First Aid and Injury Rehabilitation
- Postural Assessments – Bad posture has an acutely diminish sporting performance; assessing posture can be the first step to notable improvements.
First Aid in Sport
The National Sports First Aid course seeks to make sport safer through improving the first aid knowledge and skills of people involved in sport and exercise. The course, which was originally devised by the National Sports Medicine Institute, has recently been completely updated and expanded and has been endorsed by a number of National Governing Bodies, making Sports Therapy at Priority 6 safer and more successful.
Who else do we work with?
- ART practitioners