Sports Massage is a therapeutic treatment for anyone who has a sporting-related injury. I'm trained in understanding and treating these types of injuries. Most are active sports men and women themselves and understand the needs of the client to return to training as quickly as possible. I will be able to diagnose and treat most sports related injuries. I have the required experience and training to know when to refer to a more specialist therapist such as an osteopath.
Many of the injuries are the result of overuse i.e. playing too hard, too often eg:
Sometimes incorrect equipment can lead to injury; ill-fitting footwear can cause hip, knee and foot problems (e.g. Achilles injuries).
Reduced joint flexibility will affect the degree of performance and may result in injury if the player is unaware that they cannot perform to the same level as they used to. For example, golfers who cannot turn at the waist as well as they used to, and the enthusiastic older footballer whose knees do not bend as well as they once did.
Young people especially are vulnerable in sport as their growing bodies are often expected to perform to high standards and are putting exceptional physical demands on themselves.