What is sports therapy?
Sports therapists specialise in treatments for musculoskeletal problems, neurological disorders, degenerative conditions, respiratory problems, and orthopaedic rehabilitation, with movement being central to improving health and wellbeing. By encouraging the development of an active lifestyle, we aim to reduce the risk of injury or illness in the future, and to facilitate recovery, enabling people to optimise their health and to remain independent for as long as possible.
Sports therapy is based on scientific knowledge, with the patient’s active involvement in their own care, through education and awareness at the core of any treatment.
Who is sports therapy for?
We treat people of all ages whose conditions have affected their mobility. This can be from a wide range of health conditions including disease, injury, surgery, chronic pain, backache, neck pain, or shoulder pain. Our aim is to help you restore function through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
You may be looking to learn about good posture during pregnancy, seeking advice on increasing flexibility, reducing aches and pains, or simply enhancing your wellbeing by improving the way you utilise your body.
What conditions can sports therapy help?
Sports therapy may be used to treat:
- Whiplash, neck, or back pain
- Impingement syndromes, shoulder pain and frozen shoulder
- Traumatic and overuse injuries
- Problems arising from stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
- Post-surgical rehabilitation for heart and lungs
- Slipped or prolapsed discs
- Trapped Nerves and Sciatica
- Cardio-pulmonary disorders
- Degenerative disorders including osteoarthritis
- Post-operative rehabilitation for orthopaedic joint disorders
What can I expect from a sports therapy treatment at BeActive Clinic Hertford?
Our sports therapist treatments at BeActive Clinic Hertford will commence with a full consultation and physical assessment according to your history and condition.
The approach used by our sports therapist will consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness. They may use manual therapy such as massage and mobilisation techniques, and recommend specific exercises designed to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body. They will seek to keep you well-informed by offering advice on things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture, movement, flexibility, lifting or carrying.