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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 functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.

What is a Sports Injury Specialist?

A Sports Injury Specialist is a practitioner who:

  1. Has the knowledge and ability to provide first aid and attend to injuries in a recreational, training and competitive environment.
  2. Has the knowledge and ability to assess and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
  3. Has the knowledge and ability to provide sports massage pre and post activity.
  4. Has the knowledge and ability to implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
  5. Has the knowledge to utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise preparation and injury prevention programmes.

Multi-disciplinary Team

A Sports Injury Specialist is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team necessary to provide the best care, management and rehabilitation for sport and recreational participants, regardless of age and ability.

On first contact, you can expect an informal consultation allowing us to meet and for me to understand your symptoms. We will discuss your personal details and medical history to ground a full understanding as to the reasons behind any injury.

Following that, I would make a physical assessment which is likely to include; movement of joints, muscle tests, ligament stress tests and palpitation. From there I will be able to give you a professional diagnosis, the causes of the pain and the steps we would undertake in order to improve it. I will explain the techniques I will use and how they will help.

Some of these techniques may be:

Electrotherapy: A general term applied to treatment in which sound, heat, light and other forms of electromagnetic energy, are applied to the body.

Sports Specific Massage: Six basic forms, pre-event, inter-event, post-event, post-travel, maintenance massage and as a specific treatment.

Advanced Deep Tissue Massage: Incorporating classical massage techniques, remedial exercise, advice and soft tissue manipulation, STR (Soft Tissue Release), MET (Muscle Energy Techniques).

Manipulation & Mobilisation Techniques: A variety of hands on techniques to mobilize the joints and increase the range of movement back to the body's pain free limits.

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What Our Clients Say

Ross can only be described as a miracle worker! After seeing numerous so-called professionals in back care I was recommended to Ross to take a look at my long-term back problem.

Within minutes Ross had diagnosed a muscle twist in my back. For years I had seen physios, GPs, an osteopath and chiropractor, yet known of them attempted to find out the root cause of the problem, instead choosing to 'blindly' treat me.

Once Ross had worked out what was causing my back pain he set about eradicating the twist from my back, which I am pleased to say has since gone. In just a few visits Ross had achieved what I thought was the impossible and what no other back care 'expert' had been able to achieve.

As well as having a professional and friendly demeanour, Ross clearly is an expert in his field. He explains everything in clear English so I understood what the problem was and what he had done to cure it. Unlike others I had seen, refreshingly Ross was more interested in resolving my back problem than relieving my wallet. The amount of treatments I had was just enough to fix the problem and no more. I asked several times whether I should come back next week and was told there was no need, as the twist had gone and that further treatment would be un-necessary.

I would whole-heartedly recommend Ross Knevett and have done to at least 3 friends and family members and will gladly continue to do so. If you have pain or muscle injury of any kind I would urge you to see Ross and get expert treatment that really works. Darren Bewley

"After being recommended to Ross, by a work collogue, I would have no hesitations in recommending him. He was professional right from the first phone call, too the last treatment. I trust him completely." - Mr Green

I see Ross regularly at his Colchester Clinic. I was in constant pain with an injury. I could hardly walk. Now I can honestly say thanks to his treatment I am virtually pain free!! My quality of life has improved greatly. I am even able to attend a gym as part of my rehabilitation. Without Ross I do not believe I would be where I am today. I only wish I had found him sooner. I highly recommend him. Mrs Weavers.