Welcome to seventy9 Sports Therapy
seventy9 Sports Therapy is a private sports injury clinic in Guildford, Surrey, specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries across the entire activity spectrum. We pride ourselves on the delivery of a high-performance service, regardless of your physical or sporting abilities. Our skilled and experienced therapists use the best evidence-based practice to restore full fitness and function across the spectrum of sport, exercise and occupationally related injuries, treating you as an individual and building bespoke exercise programmes to fit your lifestyle and schedule.
Our therapists are members of The Society of Sports Therapists
- Musculoskeletal Injury Assessment & Diagnosis
- Injury Rehabilitation
- Prehabilitation Prior to Surgery
- Injury Prevention
- Joint Mobilisation
- Sports Massage
- Gait Re-Education
- Mobility Exercise Programming
- Breathing Education
Why Sports Therapy?
Patients often ask, "why should I see a Sports Therapist and not a Physiotherapist?". Both Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists are highly educated in musculoskeletal injuries, employing a mixture of hands-on treatment modalities (such as sports massage and joint mobilisations), rehabilitation and patient education to focus on restoring, maintaining and maximising movement, relieving pain and increasing quality of life.
In general, a Physiotherapist will view patients with the aim of returning them to normal day-to-day activities. Sports Therapists, however, generally view patients with the aim of returning them to physical and/or sporting/exercise activity. There is obviously a lot of room for nuance within those general position statements - a Sports Therapist will often treat sedentary individuals, in the same way, that a Physiotherapist would treat athletes. Our therapists at seventy9 Sports Therapy combine knowledge from the fields of biomechanics, strength and conditioning and physiology whilst assessing and diagnosing the injury, rehabilitating and prescribing preventative programmes.
There is no right or wrong answer to the question "why should I see a Sports Therapist and not a Physiotherapist?". The best practice is to choose a therapist based on their individual experience and expertise. You can find out more about our team here.
Excellent Sports Massage in Guildford
As Sports Therapists, we have a clearly defined scope of practice that includes "the knowledge, skills and ability to provide appropriate soft tissue interventions in a sport and exercise context".
Whether you need a sports massage to complement the mobility work you are already doing (or should be doing...), or you have an event coming up, or you have just completed an event, or you are struggling with general discomfort from days in the office we can help!
What is Sports Therapy?
The Society of Sports Therapists defines a Sports Therapist who is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists as ‘an allied health professional who has the knowledge, skills and ability to:
- assess, treat, rehabilitate and, where and if appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
- provide appropriate soft tissue interventions in a sport & exercise context
utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes
- plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation and return to training/work programmes
- provide the immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training, occupational & competitive environment’
As skilled musculoskeletal therapists, Sports Therapists assess, treat and rehabilitate muscle, bone, joint, ligament and tendon injuries in or out of a sport and exercise context with the goal of restoration of good principles of movement and function. This is underpinned by knowledge of biomechanics within both a specific joint movement and a global movement context.
With a sports science knowledge base developed during their degree programme, Sports Therapists are also often the link between the different departments of a multidisciplinary team due to their broad understanding of physiology, coaching methodology, strength and conditioning and nutrition.
Find out more about Sports Therapists on the Society of Sports Therapists website
The seventy9 Sports Therapy injury clinic provides sports therapy and sports massage therapy services to people of all ages and physical abilities, from sedentary office workers to elite/professional athletes. But why should you choose to visit a sports injury clinic? Find out more about the services we provide and how we can help you.
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