I offer preventative and rehabiliation therapy.
Specifically the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of clients back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of level, age, ability or injury.
Sports Massage includes the manipulation of soft tissue; skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (connective tissue that lines and wraps the other soft tissues).
Sports massage is designed to assist in correcting problems and imbalances in soft tissue that are caused by repetitive and strenuous physical activity and trauma. As well as providing maintenance in a preventative capacity.
What is sports therapy good for?
Regular sports therapy has many benefits, including:
Curing and restoring mobility to injured muscle tissue
Relaxing your muscles
Improving/Maintaining flexibility and body strength
Increasing circulation and lymph flow
Maintaining peak muscle condition
Preventing injury and loss of mobility
Boosting sporting performance and aiding longevity of career
Who is Sports Therapy good for?
Whether you’re an elite athlete needing some fine tuning, a recreational sports person or gym goer with tight calves or a niggly shoulder, or indeed just someone whose body is feeling the strains of everyday life, I can tailor my treatment to suit your needs.
What form does Sports Therapy take?
Generally sports Massage or Functional Rehabilitation, or a combination of both, involving some of the following modalities and skills:
Muscle Energy Technique
Ultrasound & Electrotherapy
Rehabilitation Stretches & Exercises
1 Hour Treatment
Necessary if this is your first appointment with me.
Also for subsequent treatments of multiple or larger areas.
40 Minute Treatment
Suitable if you have had a previous appointment, and have one or two smaller areas that need attention.
What should I expect during the treatment?
At the initial meeting, we begin with an assesment and a talk about the symptoms you're experiencing before I make a treatment plan. I'll share my findings at all stages along the way.
You should come with or wearing shorts, or be comfortable in your underwear. I'll advise what is needed and leave the room for you to prepare, always covering you where possible.
Treatment can be uncomfortable, but not painful. I'll talk with you throughout and will adapt my approach at any point where necessary.
You should expect to leave with some stretches or exercises.
I always recommend that you drink plenty of water following a treatment, and not to exercise strenously that same day.
I will advise on further treatment requirements, this varies greatly from person to person.
I'm Frankie, founder of Functional Sports Therapy.
I'm a Level 4 Sports Massage Therapist, and Level 5 Sports Therapist. I totally love my work, it's a privilege to help you all get the very best function from your bodies, whether following an injury or just keeping you on track.
Outside of work, I'm a mum to 2 amazing, active boys. I play rugby and netball, coach performance & domestic netball, and spend most mornings in the gym downstairs before work. So all in all i'm no stranger to what our bodies endure from a personal aswell as professional perspective.