As a keen runner, Chris Liversidge – lead Physio at North Light Physio, understands the importance of running to individual health and well-being. Chris comes highly recommended by Tom Goom aka “The Running Physio”- a highly specialised running-based treatment model with a proven record of success.
Read Tom’s endorsement of Chris here
North Light’s specialist Running Clinic provides a full running-specific, Physio-led standard assessment with lead Physio Chris Liversidge plus one or both of the following options:
1 Hour Running ClinicFull Physio-led assessment plus one of the above options ~ £55
1.5 Hour Running ClinicFull Physio-led assessment plus both the above options ~ £75
Sports Massage alleviates the cumulative effects of stress and strain within the body’s tissues. These stresses can occur because of:
There are three major ways in which Sports Massage can be effective:
MaintenanceSome sports put strain on specific muscle groups (eg. running, cycling, climbing etc.) A regular programme of Sports Massage can concentrate on those particular muscle groups, maintaining tone and flexibility, and improving range of motion.
Pre- and Post-EventBefore an event, Sports Massage compliments an athlete’s warm up programme by reducing muscle tension and increasing circulation; this helps maximise performance, and reduces your injury risk.
Post-event, Sports Massage eases feelings of stiffness and reduces metabolic build up; this speeds up the body’s recovery process.
RehabilitationMany of the soft tissue techniques used in Sports Massage compliment the work of your Physiotherapist. Together these two approaches are highly effective rehabilitation tools. Your Physiotherapist may recommend Sports Massage as part of your treatment programme, following an acute accident, chronic injury recovery, or other types of physical trauma.
Physiotherapy is a natural mechanical therapy which uses hands-on joint and tissue mobilisation by a highly trained Physiotherapist, along with prescribed exercises carried out by the client, to restore normal skeletal movement and function. By activating the body’s mechanical sensors, Physiotherapy promotes healing, and restores normal function to the body. In short, “Exercise is Medicine”!
This is a specific field of rehabilitation aimed at improving sports performance, or restoring the injured athlete to their optimum function.
Pain and dysfunction may not be apparent in day-to-day life, and the individual can carry out daily function with no problems, but may have pain or restriction with higher level function. Many problems in this context are referred to as “overuse” injuries, but consider how much more frequently an elite athlete “uses” their body, compared to a social participant. The social athlete’s less frequent use of their body, compared to the high frequency of use of the professional athlete’s body, makes the development of an “overuse injury” in a social athlete a complete myth – therefore the term “overuse injury” is incorrect!
If you’re keen for us to demonstrate how you can increase your exercise workload safely, give us a call on 0845 177 0780
At North Light Physiotherapy, you’re in great hands. We have a lengthy track record of working with athletes at all levels, whether you’re a social exerciser, competitive amateur, weekend-warrior, semi-professional, or elite level/international athlete.
Find out more about how Physiotherapy and Sports Rehab can work together in our Blog post