Stokewood Injury Clinic was established in 2006 as a clinic that caters for all. Every person is an individual, and as such, your needs and rehabilitation will be designed for you. I have a great deal of experience and success rehabilitating a wide variety of injuries within the sporting world, private healthcare sector, and the NHS.
Along with this, I am an Otago Exercise Leader, working with the older person to reduce their risk of falls. Each fall might be worse than the last, injury can be significant, and confidence levels lowered greatly. Through a tailored exercise programme, a person's strength and balance is improved and confidence increases in a safe, informative and fun way.
Injuries can be part and parcel of everyday life, or something that is a result of a pastime, operation, or a sport you play. Either way, any injury can be painful and very limiting, depending on how long you wait to do something about it. Injuries should never be ignored, young or old, as the path is inevitably the same. Without treatment, the injury, although may seem ‘fine’, will lay dormant, possibly niggle, and rear up again when you least expect it.
We all know that as we get older our bodies don’t co-operate as they used to. We might see ourselves as young, fit and never ageing. However, the reality can hit very hard when injuries start making life more difficult. As pain or irritation at the injury site is ignored, the dysfunction increases, and with that, limitations continue. This can lead to frustration, low mood, and a certain amount of confusion as to where to go or what treatment to seek.
I qualified as a Sports Therapist over 25 years ago. At the time Sports Therapy was very new. Now, it is a highly sort after qualification and leading discipline in the prevention and recovery of injury. Since graduating, I have been a member of the Society of Sports Therapists, whose job it is to maintain, monitor, and continue to raise the standards of education and knowledge/experience of the therapist.
The Society of Sports Therapists was established in 1990 and today it is the lead organisation for Sports Therapists in the UK. Membership of the Society is at Graduate level via a Society accredited degree programme.
(Society of Sports Therapists)
What is Sports Therapy
Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of function. Whether occupational or sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.
It focuses on five competencies
Prevention of injuries
Recognition and Evaluation
Management, treatment, and referral when needed
Education and professional practise issues
Pre and Post Sports massage
The pre-event massage is essential in warming up areas of the body before a sporting activity or physical exertion. Brisk massage techniques are used to stimulate blood flow, releasing nutrients around the working muscle which increases circulation, reducing the risk of injury. This can be performed from two days to two hours before the event.
The post-event massage can be used as part of the cooldown process after the activity. Deeper, longer strokes are used to release muscle tension, restoring blood flow, calming the nervous system, and restoring range of motion. This can be carried out between 30 minutes to 72 hours after the event.
Remedial massage uses a wide range of soft tissue techniques to improve posture and flexibility. It can enhance sporting performance, manage, and prevent injuries and relieve muscles soreness.
Assessment/treatment of the Injury – 1hr - £45
A full medical history will be taken along with the history/evaluation of the injury before treatment can be started. Aftercare advise will also be given.
Ongoing Treatment – 45mins - £40
Course of treatment – £175
20% Discount for Students and of course Elders
Five treatments can make more sense and save you money in the long run depending on how severe the injury is. A chronic problem can take more time to resolve that an injury that is acute. This plan of action will be discussed after the initial assessment.
Deep tissue massage.
Targets specifically tight and painful areas of soft tissue. Using firm, deep strokes, it releases irritated areas and knots within the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This helps to re-align problematic areas of the body.
Uses a wide range of soft tissue techniques to improve posture and flexibility. It can enhance sporting performance, manage, and prevent injuries and relieve muscles soreness.
This targets inflamed and painful muscles, ligaments and tendons. It reduces swelling, decrease inflammation and promotes the healing of soft tissue in acute injury.
It is also helpful in reducing pain for long term conditions and chronic injuries which have developed scar tissue formation.
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Stokewood Injury Clinic
36 Stokewood Road
Tel: 07979 867623