Why Sports & Remedial Therapy?

For thousands of years, massage has helped relieve aches and pains. Today’s sports and remedial massage therapy techniques incorporate advanced technology and proven practices from across the world to deliver a wide range of benefits.

Top athletes – both human and equine – as well as non-sports people – use Sports & Remedial Therapy regularly to help maintain muscle performance and general health, identify minor injuries and treat existing injuries.

Do you suffer from:

  • Loss of performance
  • Headaches
  • Back/ shoulder/ neck pain
  • Previous injury
  • Recurring injury
  • Other unattributed symptoms?

Sports & Remedial Therapy provides a range of benefits that can help. These include:

  • Improved circulation
  • Increased lymphatic drainage
  • Reduced pain and muscle inflammation
  • Increased range of joint movement
  • Break-down of scar tissue and adhesions
  • Increased body awareness
  • Reduced stress and increased relaxation

Most modern athletes use Sports & Remedial Therapy as part of their routine training programme, to help warm up or cool down; as part of their routine maintenance; to help them recover from any injuries they suffer and for injury prevention.

Key benefits include:

  • Protects against overtraining injuries
  • Improves performance by increasing the oxygen supply to your muscles and aids faster recovery
  • Can aid pre- and post-event warm up and warm down
  • Improves recovery from injury
  • Enables better return to full function and reduces potential for re-injury

Trust and teamwork

Successful Sports & Remedial Therapy requires trust and teamwork. I am committed to getting to the heart of what is causing your problem, but, as with most important things in life, there is often no quick fix. Frequently there is more than one issue causing an injury, with the body compensating for others that may be present.  You should expect any treatment programme to take between three and 10 sessions depending on the range of problems and how long-standing they are. It is also worth remembering that on occasion some problems may get worse temporarily before getting better as we get to the root of the problem.

 An initial consultation

Following an initial telephone discussion during which I will gain a good understanding of your issues, I will meet with you for the first hands-on session. This session is designed to enable me to really assess your issues, discuss and agree with you a treatment plan, and undertake your first treatment. As the most successful outcomes are achieved when clients put in work between sessions, I often provide exercises for you to do at home between treatments.

Working in conjunction with other therapists

Many therapies complement each other very well. If your problem is of a more serious nature, I am happy to work in conjunction with other therapists such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, or others. Where necessary, I will refer you to a specialist or personal trainer.

Maintenance programmes available

Following successful treatment, clients often choose to undertake a programme of maintenance therapy to suit their needs or sporting requirements. If this is of interest, this is something we can discuss towards the end of your treatment.

  1. What should I wear?
    Please wear sensible underwear to protect your modesty! If you are coming for an assessment for a specific problem, please bring well-fitting gym wear so that I can see how you move. Towels will be used to protect your modesty while I am treating you.
  2. Will it hurt?
    Sports/Remedial Therapy tends to be a deep, firm massage, so it may be painful at times. We will work within your tolerance and you are encouraged to give your feedback, both during the treatment and in the days following it. You may well be a little sore in the treated areas for the following day or two, but this will probably be similar to how you feel after a good workout! Drinking plenty of water following your treatment can help prevent this as it helps flush out the toxins released from your muscles.
  3. Can I make it worse?
    Occasionally, in the short-term with a long standing problem, treatment can make symptoms worse until we get to the root of the problem.
  4. What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellation within 24 hours of your appointment will incur a full charge unless there are extenuating circumstances – repeat offenders will be charged!
  5. How long will it take?
    This depends on if it is your first visit and what the problem is. Sessions are usually between 45 and 60 minutes, with a bit of time to get changed. I can do shorter sessions if you have limited time, so please contact me to discuss. Initial consultations are between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on your individual requirements.
  6. Can I still have acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy or other alternative treatments?
    Sports Remedial Therapy complements other therapies, though it would not generally be recommended to do them all on the same day! If you are having treatment with another therapist, please discuss this with them and where possible get a letter outlining your treatment. It will enable us to work together more efficiently to help you recover faster.
  7. Are there reasons why I shouldn’t have Sports & Remedial Therapy?
    You can’t work directly on a new injury but you can work around it to help support surrounding areas taking the strain. There are also some medical conditions that may preclude treatment and I may require written authorisation from your doctor before starting treatment. If you have any queries regarding a medical condition or injury, please contact me to discuss.
  8. Are you insured?
    I am fully insured and happy to supply details or a copy of my insurance certificates on request.

From day one Fiona has been precise and professional. She gets results, is effective and easy to speak to. We would recommend her to anyone out there – what she does, works.

Team Hayler

I have tried 5 people and Fiona is the only one that works, She has motorsport and dressage experience which fitted in perfectly with my needs. She has more tools in the bag than anyone else and therefore she is more able to meet my needs effectively.

J.M.

I cannot recommend Fiona enough. Having suffered with back pain for years and seeking advice and treatment from multiple physiotherapists, chiropractors and GPs, Fiona is the only professional that has given lasting results. I genuinely feared I would have to give up my sporting activities due to the pain caused, but I have now been able to continue and take on more activities. There is not a more dedicated, determined and genuine practitioner out there. I would urge anyone who has suffered with back pain for years and failed to find a successful practitioner, to see Fiona, she works wonders!

K.G.

I have been going to Fiona for sports massage for the last 6 months. She is a hugely knowledgeable massage therapist, with years of experience gained with the GB Equestrian Team. As a keen competitive cyclist with a heavy training schedule, I was really impressed at her ability to help loosen tight and painful muscles, and her enthusiasm to work with a physiotherapist to help treat my complaint. The treatment room is warm and comfortable, and makes you feel very much at home. Highly recommended.

C.P.

Sports & Remedial Therapy Fees

Initial Assesment

£ 75

Per 90 minute sessionInjury/ specific problem initial assessment: 90 minute session.

Maintenance Massage

£ 52

Per SessionRegular Maintenance Massage at my studio. 45-60 minute session

Office & Event Visits

£ Call

Per SessionOffice or place of work visits.

Negotiable, depending on distance and the number of people to be treated.

Event work: contact me for further details

Home Visits

£ 80

Per SessionFirst 15 miles no charge.

Each mile thereafter charged at £1.00 per mile.

Contact me for details.