Meet Will, Our New Sports Therapist
We’re pleased to welcome the newest member of the team, Will, who is our new Sports Therapist here at Relief Chiropractic. Will has always had a keen interest in sports and his passion for helping others began after a work experience placement, where he realised the difference manual therapies, such as sports therpay, can make to somebody’s life.
Will graduated as a Sports and Exercise Therapist from Anglia Ruskin University in 2023. During his Sports Therapy degree he had the opportunity to treat and rehabilitate professional athletes alongside the general population.
Thanks to this exposure, he soon learned that by utilising mobilisations and other soft tissue techniques in conjunction with his sports massage, it helped to enhance results. Will is a big believer that exercise and strengthening (tailored to the patient), is vital for the body’s function, wellbeing and health.
Outside of the clinic, Will loves football, going to the gym and exploring new places. He’s also the Sports Therapist at Lakenheath FC and a member of The Society of Sports Therapists.
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports therapy involves the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of an injury to a patient’s optimal level of functional occupational and/or sport specific fitness,
Sports therapy offers a large array of modalities and techniques including massage, joint assessment, mobilisation, electrotherapy, pitch side first aid, trauma care, functional rehabilitation, rehabilitation for performance and strength and conditioning. Underpinning these modalities and techniques is an understanding of human biomechanics and physiology.
What are the benefits of sports therapy?
There are many acknowledged benefits of sports therapy including:
- Injury prevention
- Injury rehabilitation
- Pain management
- Improved range of motion
- Improved sports performance
- Improved functional movement and strength
- Reduced muscle tension
Looking for sports therapy? Here are the next steps and what to expect
A consultation with a Sports Therapist includes an assessment to see which muscles of the body are causing the issue. Once identified, that area is then treated intensively over time to correct the problem.
Sports therapy is offered on a weekly basis with progressively less frequent treatments, (depending on the condition to be treated), until the condition has been resolved. It may be appropriate for you to be co-managed with chiropractic care during this process. If this is the case, sports therapy can be tailored to suit your individual needs.