Sports Therapy is the assessment, treatment and management of movement and pain.

 

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Shaun Atkins

What is Sports Therapy?

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Sports Therapy is the assessment, treatment and management of movement and pain relating to the Musculoskeletal System.

At SRA Sports Therapy, we are experts in movement. We understand how the human body works and utilize this knowledge to guide our treatments.

Our injury prevention, management and rehabilitation techniques are all evidenced based practice, with the strong opinion that the entire body should be considered when treating local movement problems.


"Your presenting complaint, past injury history, lifestyle factors and realistic goals/expectations."

 

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Shaun Atkins

What does a Sports Therapy session look like?

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All initial consultations begin with a full medical history intake. Your Sports Therapist will then gather the information they need about topics such as; Your presenting complaint, past injury history, lifestyle factors and realistic goals/expectations.

From here we become a little more specific utilising common clinical testing tools such as; Orthopedic/Special Tests, Movement Analysis and Functional Capacity Screens.

Once enough information has been gathered, your Sports Therapist will put together a treatment plan based on their discoveries.


"Corrective exercise, Remedial/Sports Massage, Stability/Motor Control Training..."

 

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Shaun Atkins

What treatment techniques are used?

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A Sports Therapist has a large belt of treatment tools at their disposal. This includes the following; Corrective exercise, Remedial/Sports Massage, Stability/Motor Control Training, Myofascial Release Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Muscle Energy Techniques, Kinesiology Taping, Myofascial Cupping and Active/Passive Release Techniques.

Not all of these techniques will be used in a single session. Your Sports Therapist will decide on what approach will work best based on their professional clinical experience.


"The number of visits you need will depend on what your injury or dysfunction is"

 

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Shaun Atkins

How many visits will I need?

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The number of visits you need will depend on what your injury or dysfunction is and how you respond to the treatment protocol.

For example: A long term ACL rehabilitation plan is going to need more consistant ongoing visits whereas discomfort from sleeping in an awkward position might only need one or two sessions.

Your Sports Therapist will guide you with realistic time frames based on your individual presentation.


"Regular follow up sessions are encouraged to ensure your body does not find any new movement compensation patterns."

 

14/10/17


Shaun Atkins

What happens after I am pain free?

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At the end of each session, your Sports Therapist will give you a short list of take home advice and exercises based on your individual needs.

Once you are pain free it is encouraged that you continue working with your Sports Therapist until they classify your movement as an acceptable level based on your personal goals and lifestyle.

Regular follow up sessions are encouraged to ensure your body does not find any new movement compensation patterns.