Sports Therapy in Littlehampton
Lots of people assume that 'Sports Therapy' implies the need to be an athlete, but this is not true. While a sports therapist can be found on the sports field providing pitch side first aid and basic life support if needed, they can also be found in a clinic providing care for every patient regardless of athletic ability.
What gives Sports Therapy its name is the use of functional movement and exercises tailored to a patient's needs, working in a relevant sport if needed to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention. If a patient is a rugby player, the rehab process will include specific movements and exercises catering to the demands of rugby, just as a keen cycler will have specific cycling exercises. The rehab process is tailored to your needs.
What is Sports Therapy?
It is defined as 'an aspect of health care focussing on the prevention of injury and rehabilitation of the patient back to optimal levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness regardless of age and ability' by the Society of Sports Therapists. Simply put, the practice focuses on reducing the risk of injury, treating injury, and getting a patient back to top level fitness and function.
Sports Therapy Techniques
Manual therapy is a wide scope practice which includes joint mobilisation and stretching, to help treat soft tissues and joint structures, increasing range of motion, reducing pain, reducing soft tissue inflammation, relaxing the joint structures, encouraging soft tissue repair and improving overall function.
Soft Tissue Therapy
This includes various massage and stretching techniques designed to ease joint tension, encourage normal movement, improve blood flow, help lymph drainage and allow the body to return to normal function.
Taping a technique whereby a specialist tape is applied directly to the skin, helping to encourage and maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during joint and soft tissue recovery.
Jon has expertise prescribing rehabilitative stretches and exercises designed to help support your body back to optimal function.
Your First Sports Therapy Appointment
- Free Short Assessment - Free - Book Online
- New Patient Appointment - £48 - Book Online
- Follow-Up Appointment - £44 - Book Online
- 6 Treatment plan - £240 (equates to £40 per session) - Book Online
Sports Therapy is available at Littlehampton Natural Health Centre on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays.
Sports Therapy in Littlehampton - Jon Gath
On qualified with a BSc in Sports Therapy from the University of Chichester. By the time Jon left university he had already gained experience working in both the sporting and clinical environments. Having gained experience in the sporting environment at Ospreys Rugby in Swansea and Basingstoke rugby Club, Jon was hired as lead therapist for Gosport Borough Football Club supporting their players.
To learn more about Jon please click here. Physiotherapy in Littlehampton.
Not sure whether Sports Therapy is the right option for you?
If you’re unsure whether Physiotherapy is the right option for you, please come in for a Free Short Assessment where we can discuss the reason for your visit, perform a brief examination and explain how we may be able to help. To book this free consultation please contact the clinic on 01903 734373, or click below to book online.