You Deserve Wellness
I’m a Sports Therapist specialising in a variety of treatment services that address the root causes and not just the symptoms of pains and ailments. Contact me to find out more about how I can help you.
SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE
A targeted deep tissue treatment that identifies specific issues in the body and then uses expert massage techniques to treat them. Sports and remedial massage isn't just for sports people! It's a recognised safe and effective treatment for people from all walks of life. It combines a variety of techniques:
Deep & soft tissue techniques
Muscle Energy Technique
Trigger Point Therapy
which can leave you feeling relaxed & refreshed whilst alleviating pain and increasing flexibility.
A targeted treatment used during a sports therapy session designed to ease muscular pain and stiffness. Dry Needling is a popular in treatment for injuries and MSK complaints alongside other treatment methods.
DN is commonly used to help treat:
Tendinopathy (such as tennis elbow)
Repeated strain injuries
Acute & overuse muscle injuries
Sometimes our lifestyle can affect our posture or produce painful, stiff muscles. I can help guide you through practical postural adjustments during a sports therapy or sports massage session to improve function long term and reduce associated pain. Then you can get on with the things you enjoy. Common complaints around posture include:
Lower or upper back pain
SOFT TISSUE TECHNIQUES
Techniques include Muscle Energy Technique which is based on the theory of reciprocal inhibition (that when a muscle is contracting, the opposite side of the joint is relaxing), improving range on movement and promoting muscle relaxation. Neuromuscular Technique (or Trigger Point therapy) is a concentrated pressure applied to reduce a specific area of muscular tension.
I offer performance support in the form of movement coaching for a whole range of sports. As an Equine Coach I specialise in horse riders. As a rider it can be tough to find a manual therapist that understands the complexities around riding and caring for horses. That's why I've put together some rider specific sessions to help find solutions to the challenges riders face. One of these sessions can be a ridden assessment (£55 + mileage) on your own horse (no mileage fee within 10miles of SO321HF), or these can be done onsite at Ashbourne Stables (arena hire fee applicable). These sessions are only bookable directly.
I also offer Rider Improvement Packages (x4 tailored sessions to work on a specific goal) including posture correction, balance and core work, functional strength and skills specific to riding as well as relevant treatment & performance coaching for those who need more tools in their toolbox!
As part of the Sports Therapy sessions, I will often include exercise to help improve strength, core stability and functional movement. These exercises will always be tailored to the individuals needs depending on their personal goals. Don't worry if you don't have any equipment at home, many exercises don't require anything more than your commitment. So go on, get using that core!