Treatments – Sports Therapy, Injury and Pain Relief

The Elite Health and Human Performance pain relief and sports injury clinic offers treatment for acute or chronic sport related and non-sporting injuries such as ligament or muscle tears, as well as common conditions including back, shoulder, neck and joint pain. Sports therapy techniques are also used to treat muscle spasms and trigger point disorders along with other specific conditions including shoulder impingement, tennis or golfer’s elbow, knee injuries, ankle problems and arthritis.

Specific injuries treated include:

  • Lower or middle back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck and head pain
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tears
  • Muscles spasms
  • Trigger point disorders
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Tennis or golfers elbow
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle problems
  • Arthritis

Sports therapists are experts in musculoskeletal disorders and treat pain and injury through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. The emphasis is on restoring, maintaining and maximising movement to relieve pain and increase quality of life. Sports therapy is designed to ensure the rehabilitation of patients back to optimum levels of sport specific, functional or occupational fitness in order to prepare for training, competition and where applicable, work; regardless of age and ability. This contrasts to physiotherapy which looks to rehabilitate patients to allow them to feel comfortable and cope in their day-to-day life.

As Sports therapists focus solely on musculoskeletal rehabilitation and have a sport background, it makes them attractive to patients who are aiming to return to exercise. Depending on the nature of your injury the sports therapy techniques used may include manual massage, therapeutic ultrasound and rehabilitation exercises with the aim of reducing swelling and scar tissue; and increasing healing and strength in order to restore pain free range of motion.