The main aim during treatment is to prevent and manage injury by improving range of movement through reducing pain, increasing flexibility and increasing mobility whilst aiding the body’s natural healing process through a variety of soft tissue techniques that are available.
Each technique can have different benefits and use cases, therefore, following an initial assessment by the Sports Massage Therapist (SMT), an appropriate treatment plan will be devised.
Many factors can affect injury, recovery and repair including Age, Gender, Body Composition, Lifestyle, Previous Injuries and so on, therefore it is important to bear in mind that what works for one won’t necessarily work for another.
It is also important to note that the SMT may refer you to an alternative practitioner depending on the findings of the assessment and consultation. Referrals can include GP, Physiotherapist, Osteopath etc.
Some of the main treatment techniques include: