Initial Consultation

The initial consultation will include a full examination and assessment in order to get to the bottom of your injury/pain. This will begin with an in-depth discussion about the nature of your injury and your medical history. This will be followed by a thorough physical assessment, including a postural assessment, as well as muscular and functional tests. Once the nature of your problem has been determined, an initial plan of therapy treatment and rehabilitation exercises can be formed. 

There will usually be a minimum of 20 minutes treatment on your first visit, following on from the consultation. At each session following on from the consultation you will be continually re-assessed to ensure that you are moving in the right direction of recovery and that the treatment is suited to your needs.

Injury Treatment

Treatment of your injury will include a variety of pain management techniques and rehabilitation exercises to get you back to your pre-injury state in the shortest possible time. Treatment methods may include:

Joint Mobilisations – a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint, with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. Spinal mobilisation is a type of passive movement of a spinal segment or region. It is a gentle, often oscillatory, passive movement applied to a spinal region or segment to increase the passive range of motion of that segment or region.

Myofascial Release – a hands-on technique that seeks to free the body from the grip of tight fascia or connective tissue, thus restoring normal alignment and function and reducing pain. Mild, sustained pressure is applied to gently stretch and soften the fascia.

Muscle Energy Techniques – a form of flexibility treatment that involves both the stretching and contraction of a muscle group, to help strengthen them, and lengthen them, respectively.

Trigger Point Therapy – a technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. 

Exercise Therapy – incorporates all the basics of fitness training, but in a very specific context: effectively strengthen the injured area; restore functionality; increase confidence in using the injured area again; and maintain a good level of general fitness.

Injury Rehabilitation

Your injury rehabilitation programme will be an important part of your treatment. The plan will be carefully tailored to you and your sport/activity. The rate of exercise progression will relate directly to the way in which your injury is responding to the treatment and rehabilitation. 

Various pieces of equipment may be utilised within the programme, such as resistance bands, free weights, medicine balls, wobble boards, resistance machines and general aerobic machine. Rise Sports Therapy have full access to all this equipment, as well as a large studio area ideal for one-to-one tuition.