What is the difference between a sports therapist and a physiotherapist?
This is one of the most common question I am asked. The way we treat and diagnose muscular skeletal issues is often very similar, although each therapist will have their own unique style and preferences. Generally speaking, sports therapists are much more specialised in dealing with sports related injuries whereas a physiotherapist will generally have more overall knowledge on health, as well as working in cardiorespiratory, elderly and paediatrics. Thats not say that both professions cant cross over.
Where do go to when I arrive at the gym?
When you arrive at the gym, head in towards reception. You will be greeted by one of the lovely reception staff. Inform them you have an appointment booked with us and they will buzz you through the gate where you are free to take a seat. Once your therapist is ready they will come and grab you and take you into the treatment room.
How can I pay?
We can take various payment methods include cash, card (incl. AMEX) or bank transfers when paid in advance. The Cost of our sessions range from £30 for a 30 minutes treatment, to £50 for an hour treatment
How frequently should I do my exercises?
If your therapist has given you some exercises, they should also direct you on the quantity and frequency of which the exercises are completed. 2-3 x daily would be ideal in most cases but be aware not to overdo this, and if any point the exercises are causing pain or you feel like they are making the condition worse STOP and get in touch with your therapist.
I have an injury, Do I need to book an appointment?
If you have recently been injured, it is always advised to get in touch with one of our team. Any acute injury (first 72 hours) it is always useful to follow the POLICE principles Protection, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Also be aware that anti inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen and paracetamol may be detrimental during these early stages of injury and may delay healing the healing process.