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Book an Appointment with a Sports Therapist

 

If you're looking for a sports therapist in Bournemouth and the surrounding Dorset areas, look no further than SoCo Therapies!

Whether you're a high-level athlete with an acute injury or a recreational gym user with a day-to-day niggle, we can help restore your function, reduce your pain and help you get back on your feet so you can continue with your everyday activities pain-free.

 

If you’d like to find out more about our sports therapy treatments please give us a call at 01202 422 000 or send us an email at wecare@socotherapies.co.uk.

Sports therapy uses manual and exercise-based methods to address an array of musculoskeletal problems.

 

Although the name may suggest that these therapists only deal with sports-related issues, this is not true.

 

Sports therapists are equally great at dealing with postural-related issues, repetitive strains and other conditions affecting the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons.

What is Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy has grown in popularity and recognition over the last few years, especially as people get more into fitness and exercise. But what exactly is sports therapy?

 

Sports therapy is a form of physical therapy that focuses on injuries related to sports, exercise, and fitness.

 

The goal of sports therapy is to help patients recover from injuries they've sustained while participating in physical activities, so they can get back to the things they love doing.

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Benefits of Sports Therapy

Sports therapy is an essential treatment for both athletes and non-athletes alike and as such, it has many amazing benefits. 

 

  • Injury prevention

  • Immediate pain relief

  • Treatment of injury

  • Relaxation and stress reduction

  • Improvement in muscle strength, flexibility and posture

  • Improve self-awareness by monitoring your own condition

  • Relief from general aches and pains

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Our Sports Therapy Process

Our sports therapists will assess you by conducting a case history and examining how you move. We will be looking for areas of tightness, weakness, restrictions, instabilities and compensations.

 

Various areas can be involved and often the site of symptoms is not the only area that needs working on.

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Our practitioners will assess you as a whole and rather than just focusing on the area of pain, we will work to improve function so that the results are not only short-term but also go on to help prevent re-injury or injury in other areas.

We can educate you on how and why your injury/symptoms have occurred and what can be done to prevent this and other problems from happening in future.

Assessment

  • Assessment of Pain - our therapists will assess your level of discomfort and check to see if your pain is where you are injured or if there is any referred pain.

  • Flexibility and range of motion - are you restricted in anyway? 

  • Stability - we will assess your joint stability of the injured area and the areas around it. 

  • Strength - we’ll get you to perform a variety of exercises to assess your muscular strength and check for any imbalances.

  • Biomechamical Assessment - often we’ll get you to perform specific movements that will allow the therapist to assess how your body moves and how the muscles work together.

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Treatment

At SoCo Therapies our therapists are highly trained and experienced when it comes to the treatment of many different sports-related and day-to-day injuries.

 

After our therapists have conducted their initial assessment, you will receive treatment to help eradicate the pain and symptoms and help heal the injured area. 

 

Depending on how severe your injury is, we may recommend that you have a few sessions with our sports therapists in order to make sure your injured area has recieved enough treatment.

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It’s unlikely that one session is enough, but your therapist will go through this with you.
 
All of our sports therapists are qualified and experienced in the following treatments:
 

Rehabilitation

After our therapists have assessed and treated your injury, they will work with you to come up with a suitable rehabilitation programme in order to strengthen the injured area and the muscles around it to prevent a reoccurrence. 

 

Your sports therapist will often provide you with a range of exercises to do, often starting from easy to more difficult as your rehabilitation progresses. The exercises prescribed can be a variety of different things that are usually supported with specific equipment such as resistance bands, Bosu balls, foam rollers, kettlebells and many more. 

 

The length of time of your rehabilitation plan depends on the severity of your injury, which is something your therapist with discuss with you. 

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Which types of conditions can our Sports Therapists treat?

No matter what condition or injury you have, our sports therapists have both the knowledge and experience to help treat it.

 

Here are some of the conditions we can treat: 

  • Sprains and strains

  • Knee injuries

  • Achilles tendon injuries

  • Shin splints

  • Tennis and Golfer's elbow

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Sciatica and other types of back pain

  • Neck and shoulder pain

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Sports Therapy Pricing

Initial Consultation + Treatment

£60

Follow-up (30 min)

£45

Follow-up (1 hour)

£60

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