Welcome To Performance Therapy & Rehab
My Goal is to utilise my skills, knowledge & experience by providing care, to improve your well being and prepare you for a return to the lifestyle you enjoy.
I take pride in my commitment to excellence and look forward to working with you for your specific goals & needs.
Assess and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities, fitness and quality of life as it relates to movement and health.
Prevent & treat the onset, symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities that may result from diseases, conditions, or injuries with hands on techniques.
What is ‘Sports Therapy’?
“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 to Expect from Your Experience
· One-on-one with a therapist
· Hands on therapy & techniques
· Forming trusting relationships
· Specialized exercises
· Private and confidential discussions
A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:
· utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
· provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training & competitive environment
· assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
· provide appropriate sport and remedial massage in a sport & exercise context
· plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes
* Sport and Exercise Therapy is not just about Sports Massage. However, Sports Therapists will possess massage skills that are an integral part of their scope of practice.
* Sports Therapists are not Physiotherapists, but Sports Therapists will apply “physiotherapy” skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”
Consequently, Sports Therapists will apply many skills and modalities that are included within this list but in a sport and exercise perspective rather than a traditional healthcare context.