Sports & Remedial Therapy

Sports and remedial therapy involves assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue injury and muscular pain.

It includes soft tissue therapy, movement and exercise rehabilitation to form a complete package of care.

The focus is on remedial work to identify and treat the cause rather than just treat the symptoms, i.e. where it hurts. This ensures we get you feeling and moving better with lasting results.

The site of your pain is often the result of compensations in the way you move rather than the problem itself. We need to assess the whole body to understand the root of the problem, requiring a truly holistic approach.

Treatment is definitely not reserved for sports people or those with a sports injury. It is suitable for anyone from age 18+.

Sports massage is a valuable adjunct for those in training either for a particular event or continuous training through the year. It helps maintain healthy muscles and optimises movement to allow you train to your capacity. You may well be injury free but wish to use massage as part of your plan to remain that way.

For those who experience chronic pain, persistent tension, or struggle with stress and anxiety, remedial massage can be incredibly relieving and help to create an opportunity for the body to reset and heal. It promotes stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system which helps the body move out of ‘fight or flight’ mode into a more restorative ‘rest and digest’ mode which is vital for the body to function well and regain balance.

My approach

Below are the skills I use to ensure you get the best treatment. No two treatments will be the same, they will be unique to your needs.

  • Movement analysis
  • Orthopaedic joint assessment
  • Posture assessment
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Muscle energy technique
  • Soft tissue release
  • Neuro-muscular therapy (NMT)
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Myo-fascial release
  • IASTM technique
  • Kinesio taping to aid recovery and/or help performance
  • Exercise rehabilitation
  • Movement re-training

Benefits of therapy

  • Thorough assessment helps to identify the cause of injury
  • Comprehensive treatment plan ensures a fast recovery
  • Extremely effective for injury prevention
  • Relief from muscular pain and dysfunction
  • Increased range of movement and flexibility
  • Improved sporting performance
  • Improved posture and body awareness
  • Helpful for chronic pain, tension and stress related pain
I first visited Elly to treat a persistent shoulder injury that had been causing me pain for some time. Within just a couple of sessions the pain had eased, my mobility had increased and I was able to train as normal. I’ve been having regular sports massage with Elly ever since and find it invaluable for preventing injury, speeding up recovery and improving my flexibility.

Luke C.

Online pilates class
2020-06-26T17:01:57+00:00

Luke C.

I first visited Elly to treat a persistent shoulder injury that had been causing me pain for some time. Within just a couple of sessions the pain had eased, my mobility had increased and I was able to train as normal. I’ve been having regular sports massage with Elly ever since and find it invaluable for preventing injury, speeding up recovery and improving my flexibility.
Hi Elly, I survived grading! Just want to say thank you, don’t think I could have if you hadn’t patched me up earlier, it made a real difference.

Chris W.

Online pilates class
2020-06-27T09:55:05+00:00

Chris W.

Hi Elly, I survived grading! Just want to say thank you, don’t think I could have if you hadn’t patched me up earlier, it made a real difference.
Thanks for all your help.. Cruised around on Sunday and finished in 3.14 so very happy! Will definitely recommend you to anyone else in the future!

Will B.

Online pilates class
2020-06-26T17:01:22+00:00

Will B.

Thanks for all your help.. Cruised around on Sunday and finished in 3.14 so very happy! Will definitely recommend you to anyone else in the future!
Hi Elly. Hope you had a nice weekend, mine was enjoyable due to a vast improvement with the back pain, the exercises you suggested have really helped and I've reduced painkillers, I feel so much better. Many thanks.

Denise S.

Online pilates class
2020-06-27T09:59:10+00:00

Denise S.

Hi Elly. Hope you had a nice weekend, mine was enjoyable due to a vast improvement with the back pain, the exercises you suggested have really helped and I've reduced painkillers, I feel so much better. Many thanks.
Elly I just wanted to thank you for your help with my knee. As I said, I rode 60 miles on Saturday without any knee problems at all. I really appreciate your expertise, and the service at C1 Chiropractic is excellent. You’re all friendly and welcoming, professional and efficient, and I would strongly you recommend you to anyone.

Keith P.

Online pilates class
2020-06-27T09:42:43+00:00

Keith P.

Elly I just wanted to thank you for your help with my knee. As I said, I rode 60 miles on Saturday without any knee problems at all. I really appreciate your expertise, and the service at C1 Chiropractic is excellent. You’re all friendly and welcoming, professional and efficient, and I would strongly you recommend you to anyone.
Just wanted to share, my shoulder pain has eased ! It's been 2 days and the pain level is like a 2 out of 10. So happy, I just wanted to let you know.

Nazia M.

Online pilates class
2020-06-26T17:00:42+00:00

Nazia M.

Just wanted to share, my shoulder pain has eased ! It's been 2 days and the pain level is like a 2 out of 10. So happy, I just wanted to let you know.
I just wanted to say a big thanks to you and Rupert for your splendid tag team treatment last week which has made me feel so much better. Back to training ( albeit very conservatively ) and swimming too. I have a date for my ACL operation early July now but no doubt I will be coming to see you both in the meantime keep as in line as I can before then.

Lucy E.

Online pilates class
2020-06-27T09:45:58+00:00

Lucy E.

I just wanted to say a big thanks to you and Rupert for your splendid tag team treatment last week which has made me feel so much better. Back to training ( albeit very conservatively ) and swimming too. I have a date for my ACL operation early July now but no doubt I will be coming to see you both in the meantime keep as in line as I can before then.
After a year of suffering with a chronic back and hip problem and with no relief from regular treatment by an osteopath I decided to see Elly. Within the first 20 mins she referred me to a Chiropractor and between them both I then received regular treatment over a matter of weeks which has really helped resolve my pain.

Anne B.

Online pilates class
2020-06-26T12:19:11+00:00

Anne B.

After a year of suffering with a chronic back and hip problem and with no relief from regular treatment by an osteopath I decided to see Elly. Within the first 20 mins she referred me to a Chiropractor and between them both I then received regular treatment over a matter of weeks which has really helped resolve my pain.
0
0
Online pilates class

Related blog posts

Return to work during COVID- 19

Return to work during COVID- 19

I am very excited to be able to re-open my home clinic from Monday 13th July following the relaxation of lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. C1 Chiropractic Health Centre will remain closed until September as the clinic owner is overseas with the Army. In...

read more
Can my neck pain be linked to breathing?

Can my neck pain be linked to breathing?

Surely its automatic you say, I don’t have to think about how I breathe? And for some our natural breath pattern does come easily, but others can develop abnormal patterns that can have a widespread effect on the rest of the muscular system and compromise effective...

read more
Could your foot be causing your knee pain?

Could your foot be causing your knee pain?

The importance of hip strength and lower limb control in knee pain is well documented and researched. Many cases of knee pain have been successfully resolved by strengthening up these key areas and improving control, balance and proprioception to improve lower limb...

read more