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Sports Therapy Services

Focusing on musculoskeletal injuries, Smith Sports Therapy can provide affordable and professional treatment to enable clients to lead active lifestyles.


Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries which facilitates a return to function, sport and occupational fitness through effective hands on treatment and rehabilitation plans. Sports therapy doesn’t exclusively treat sport specific injuries, sports therapy can be used to treat a range of clientele regardless of age, ability or sporting level.

What can be treated?

Some of the most common injuries include; muscle strains, tendon dysfunction, back pain, neck pain, and ligament sprains. The list isnt exhaustive so if you are unsure whether sports therapy is appropriate for you then please feel free to get in contact to enquire. If there is another type of treatment which is more suited to you, you will be referred to the right person for your issue so we can ensure you receive the best help and advice.


What can you expect from your Sports Therapy appointments?

During the initial consultation, a full comprehensive history regarding your injury will be taken, followed by a body assessment to determine the causing factor(s) of your injury. The initial consultation will also include treatment, prescription of an individualised home exercise programme and some post treatment advice.

Follow up sessions will focus on areas which require treatment as well as making progressions to your home exercise programme.



Rehabilitation is a key aspect of optimizing your health and fitness. It involves a mixture of muscle activation, strengthening and stretching as well as improving joint mobility to ensure daily activities can be carried out without any difficulty. Each rehabilitation programme will be set to individual needs and related to every day life where possible. The programmes will be set for you during your sports therapy appointments to compliment the hands on treatment which is used.

Rehabilitation plans can also be prescribed if you have previously suffered with an injury and no longer have residual problems except a lack of strength and/or mobility. The initial consultation will be focused around muscle function and determining which areas need to be targeted to get you back to pre injury fitness.

Alternatively if you lead an active life, prehabilitation is something which can be added into your exercise routines to help you stay injury free.


Prehabilitation focuses on important muscle groups that can help reduce the risk of injury if they are functioning efficiently – so it’s all about being proactive and avoiding injuries by looking after the overall condition of your body.

If you require any further information or to enquire about whether or not this could benefit you, please feel free to contact us via phone or through the contact form on the website!


Sports and
Remedial Massage

Massage is the perfect way to relieve muscular aches or pains whether it’s caused by a build up of intense training or from sitting at a desk for the majority of the day. Massage can be used for pre/post event treatment or simply just to maintain well-being. It isn’t always necessary if you are suffering from an injury either, it is a good way to help prevent injury, promote recovery or to decrease the effects of stress related problems.

Sports and remedial massage is offered at Smith Sports Therapy and has an aim of correcting any soft tissue dysfunctions caused by a number of different factors. Each massage will be tailored to individual needs so at the start of each appointment you will have a short consultation to determine your expectations of treatment and the areas of focus, which will be followed up with some post treatment advice. It is advised that you wear loose fitting clothing so the areas which require treatment can be accessed.


Dry Needling

Western medical acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment, which involves the insertion of fine needles. It is used mainly to treat musculoskeletal pain including myofascial trigger points. If it is an apprpriate treatment for you, it will likely be used in conjunction of other modalities within treatment plans.

What is a ‘trigger point’?

A trigger point is a hyperirritable muscular point that is associated with a hypersensitive “knot”. It is usually painful at the localised area and can also refer pain in predictable patterns. Dry needling is an effective modality used to help reduce the sensitivity of trigger points, which in turn helps to reduce your pain levels by restoring healthy tissue.


What conditions can benefit from dry needling?

There are many musculoskeletal issues that can benefit from dry needling, some of which include:

  • Muscular Strains and Spasms
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Tendinopathies
  • Back & Neck pain

The use of dry needling within your treatment plan will be decided based on clinical findings during the appointments.



Initial Consultation (60 minutes):
Sports Therapy/Rehabilitation Follow Up:
Sports Massage (60 minute appointment):
Sports Massage (30 minute appointment):