Em Stuart Injuries Clinic offers the following services:
Injury assessment, treatment and rehabilitation/mobility programme – 60 or 90 minutes
£45 (60 minute) or £55 (90 minute)
An injury assessment takes approximately 60 or 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 – 60 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 – 60 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- 60 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.
IFT is similar to TENS but uses very low frequency electrical stimulation to stimulate pain relief and some find this modality more comfortable.
IFT also stimulates pain relief from activation of pain gate mechanism, but in addition it can stimulate the opioid mechanism of the brain, which can provide longer lasting relief due to the use of low frequency stimulation, which works at a deeper level producing a numbing effect within the tissue and can reduce muscle guarding, very handy for the hamstrings for example as they often guard knee injuries.
Additional benefits include increased localised blood flow and reduction of oedema (swelling). IFT is often used within clinical treatments, but like TENS devices are become smaller and are being reduced in price, so are now becoming more popular for home use.
Therapeutic Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to cause a micro-vibration / oscillation, within the tissue. This vibration creates heat energy that increases blood, oxygen and nutrient content, speeds up the transport of chemicals from the blood into the damaged tissue aiding the healing process.
Protein rich tissues, such as ligament, tendons, fascia and scar tissue benefit most from the use of ultrasound, in fact I’ve been using it a lot on muscle tears and tendons and new scar tissue.
Therapeutic Ultrasound also appears to be a useful tool within the treatment of chronic trigger points, and myofascial pain syndromes.
Use of these modalities comes at no extra cost.
Oncology Massage £50 – Duration varies
Oncology massage can aid wellbeing, ease the side effects associated with cancer treatment, improve range of motion and increase relaxation and quality of sleep to name but a few of the many benefits.
It may be necessary to talk through the stage of your oncology treatment prior a massage appointment.
Can be used in conjunction with other treatments
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.
Disabled access is available at the clinic, so clients with wheelchairs or pushchairs can use this entrance.