Are you back in the gym? Or dusting off those running shoes? Here are some top tips for preventing injury...
Samantha is the newest addition to the Maximise Sports Therapy team!
Sam is a Graduate Sports Therapist from Edge Hill University - the same as Jeni - and has experience working with sporting and non sporting populations, providing Massage, Injury Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation. She is also trained in Dry Needling/Acupuncture and K-Tape.
Sam's hours in the clinic will be as follows;
You can book your appointment with Sam using our online booking system, by calling/texting the clinic on 07984008186 or via Facebook.
Get yourself booked in and see first hand how good she is!
As you may know, Jeni spent some time in Rio de Janeiro in August & September for the Paralympic Games, working specifically with GB Paralympic Swimming.
Take a look at some of the pictures taken during her time away!...
"I had such an amazing time in Rio... hard work! and long days! but what an experience!
The athletes and staff that I have worked alongside throughout the year have been brilliant - so supportive and dedicated - a true inspiration. All of the hard work that the staff and athletes have put in over the last 4 year cycle since London, massively paid off in Rio, with 47 medals (16 gold, 16 silver, 15 bronze) coming from the Para Swimmers alone.
The knowledge and skills that I have had the opportunity to develop whilst working in this environment are definitely something that I can pass on to my patients at the clinic, and I truly believe that this experience has made me a better therapist.
I really look forward to continuing to work with these guys into the next Paralympic cycle, at training camps and competitions in the UK and worldwide, and continuing the success of Rio 2016."
We are recruiting!...
We are looking for a Graduate Sports Therapist to join the team here at Maximise Sports Therapy.
A Therapist is required to work on a Saturday and potentially 1 evening during the week. More days/hours will be offered as the client base builds.
Sports & Remedial Massage
Injury Assessment, Treatment & Rehabilitation
General Clinic Duties/Administration
Must be a Graduate with some experience of work/volunteering in private & sporting environments - to be discussed on an individual basis.
To be discussed on an individual basis. Basic day rate will apply with bonuses for a busy diary.
Education & Skills;
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy/Sports Rehabilitation (REQUIRED)
Sports Massage Level 3/4 (REQUIRED)
Successful applicants will be invited to Interview, which will involve a short practical demonstration of skills.
Please send your CV to MaximiseST@gmail.com
You may notice a new face around the clinic from Saturday 9th July... Meet Rhiannon!
As the clinic is growing and we are getting busier and busier, Rhiannon will be our Saturday Receptionist starting from 9th July!
She will be able to help you with bookings, queries, payments etc... so calls, texts and messages may well be from a new voice starting this weekend.
Welcome to the team, Rhiannon!
Are you, or someone close to you, pregnant? Well this months offer is for you!
Feet, ankles and calves can take a beating during pregnancy! Are they swollen? Aching? Or maybe you just want some relaxation?
Book yourself, or your loved one, in for a Foot and Lower Leg Massage in June/July for only £12! The appointment will last 20-30mins and fill focus on the key problem areas in the foot and lower leg, helping to reduce tension, alleviate aches and pains, and help to ease the swelling on your feet and ankles.
For more information, please contact the clinic on 07984008186 or MaximiseST@gmail.com
So you're out on a run, not even a long run! Just an average run... You may have ran twice this distance last week! But here you are walking some of your route. Well it turns out it's not always all in your head!
Under strain, such as prolonged running, the fluid is pushed out of the fascia that surrounds your muscles. Because of this, it becomes dehydrated and therefore doesn't function as effectively... The fascia is less springy and elastic. (Muller & Schleip).
A short break from running, by walking 1-3 mins of your route, gives the tissues enough time to rehydrate therefore giving you back that springy, elastic fascia! (Muller & Schleip).
So next time you're out for a run and feel less "springy"... it's time for a short walk! And tell your running pals, it's not "all in your head"... you're just "rehydrating your fascia!"
Not sure what fascia is? ... Take a look!
What would you spend £28 on each month?
Takeaway?...Often close to the £28 mark for 2 people! And more than once a month?
Meals out? ... If only £28 covered it!
Cinema? ... At around £8 each, plus popcorn/drinks.
Nails?... Easily £20-£25 each time.
Hair?... And that's before colour/tint...
All of these are things that we spend money on each month, without thinking twice! and why not! You work hard! But your aching neck, tight shoulders, bad back, sore knees, tired feet... They are neglected! Monthly maintenance massage isn't a LUXURY, it is a NECESSITY!
Keeping on top of those little niggles can mean that the little problems don't turn into bigger problems. IMAGINE going a whole day without a tension headache! or without that horrible constant ache in your shoulders!
At Maximise Sports Therapy, our prices are considerably lower than all of our major competitors, so that you can afford to have regular maintenance sessions without taking a chunk out of your disposable income. Not only that, but you are in very capable and safe hands! Jeni is a Graduate Sports Therapist with plenty of experience! Head over to the ABOUT ME page to find out more, and most importantly...
BOOK YOUR 1st APPOINTMENT NOW!
Thanks to our new iZettle Card machine, you can now pay by CASH or CARD for your treatments!
Please note: a 50p transaction applies for all transactions.
So why not pay for your next session or your next block booking by card, and have a receipt emailed to you immediately!
1. How many sessions will I need?
This is quite often a difficult question to answer, without saying "how long is a piece of string?" ... The amount of sessions you will need depends greatly on; your injury/pain, how long you've had it for, how quickly you got treatment, how well you do your exercises and rehab, how regularly you can have appointments.
In most cases, you should notice a difference after 2 sessions, but this may only be a small improvement. Generally 6 sessions is good to aim for, however some people will improve more quickly and others more slowly. After that, it may be a case of maintenance each month - 6 weeks.
(We are all different and heal at different rates!)
2. How often should I book in?
This depends what you are booking in for...
Injury - It is best to have a session every 1-2 weeks whilst the problem is aggravated, and then aim to maintain this with a session every 4-6 weeks. Again, this depends on the severity of the injury, how regularly you do your exercises and how long you have had the injury for.
Massage - For general day-to-day aches and pains, in most cases, a session every 4-6 weeks will help to keep those aches and pains at bay. Monthly sessions are great to aim for.
3. Is my initial appointment assessment or treatment?
All initial sessions involve assessment AND treatment. Follow up sessions involve a short assessment to see how you have been getting on, but are then mostly focused on treatment and rehab.
4. What does trigger point therapy do?
This is done as part of your treatment or massage and aims to reduce the "Hyper-irritable bands of muscle" that can cause you pain, stiffness, weakness, referred pain and headaches. This usually involves direct pressure to the trigger point, and aims to stimulate the muscles and the nervous system to make the trigger point release. Your therapist may ask you to move, or move your limb around while this happens.
5. How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a great way to reduce your pain, encourage the muscle to "fire" properly, increase your range of movement and release tightness & stiffness. It works by stimulating the area as well as the muscular and nervous systems to promote healing, inhibit certain chemicals and encourage relaxation.
At Maximise Sports Therapy, we usually use acupuncture as part of your treatment, however stand-alone treatments are available - just ask!
6. When can I book again?
This is a question we LOVE to hear! Our patients wanting to re-book!
After your treatment, you can book straight away, whether the appointment that you want is in 1 week, 4 weeks or 8 weeks! It's a great way to make sure that you secure your appointment slot, and don't miss out by making a last-minute enquiry. Evening and weekend appointments book up quickly!