Em Stuart Injuries Clinic offers the following services:
Injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation/mobility programme – 90 minutes
An injury assessment takes approximately 90 minutes and includes postural assessment, functional screening, musculoskeletal tests, and identification of predisposing factors. Once we have identified the issue, I explain what treatments would be most beneficial and why, then discuss what can also be done at home to address the injury and aid rehabilitation. I back this up with a programme with full instructions, explaining what to do so that you are not too overwhelmed with information from the session.
Therapeutic Sports massage – maintenance massage or pre/post event sports massage – 45 minutes
The benefits of a massage are manyfold and include both compression and stretching techniques. Using methods that target the myofascial and deep tissue, trigger points and specific areas, muscle tension, pain and discomfort reduced. Post exercise stiffness and DOMS (delayed inset muscle soreness) and recovery time are reduced. Range of movement is increased, relaxation and quality of sleep and reduced psychological stress levels.
Hot Stones Sports Massage – 45 minutes
Relaxing and stress relieving, the heat from the stones produces endorphins, opens blood vessels increasing blood circulation, increases lymph flow (the lymphatic system is your bodies waste disposal system) allowing toxins and waste products to flush out, reducing DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) aches and pains.
Myofascial Dry cupping- 45 minues
Myofascial cupping is derived from Traditional Chinese medicine. Cups are placed on the skin and suction is created and facilitates increased circulation to skin, fascia and muscle and purports to pull stagnant blood from the area and results in a skin pigment similar to a hickey. It is often performed in conjunction with other manual therapy techniques. It’s not suitable for everyone, so before you receive a treatment, a full consultation is performed to determine if it is a suitable treatment.
Can be used in conjunction with another treatment
I hold Kinesio KT1 & KT2 taping and also in functional athletic taping qualifications. The Kinesio method of taping were developed in Japan during the 1970’s by Kenso Kase whilst looking for tapes to aid healing of damaged muscle and tissue, supporting joints and fascia in the long term, without inhibiting movement. Kinesio Tape has become a common therapeutic intervention for physiotherapists and sports therapists.