Physiofit for Sport
Physiofit's aim is to help you reach your sporting potential, whatever your age or ability and give you the physical skills that enable you to achieve success at any level.
Physiofit for sport offers a complete service for sportsmen and women of all ages and abilities. Whether you are injured, want to perform better or learn how to reduce the risk of injury, we have the expertise to help you achieve your sporting ambitions.
We offer packages for:
Our clinicians are expert in assessing movement patterns and biomechanics using our well-established screening programme. With the results, we will develop a customised exercise program based on your functional limitations and specific to your goals to give you the tools in the form of stretches, exercises, training advice, recommendations to prevent injury and to realise your performance goals.
Sports Injury Prevention:
Preventing an injury and optimising performance is key to minimising time lost from playing your sport. Physiofit for sport has developed its own unique screening programme over the last 20 years to:
• Identify the cause of injuries
• Reduce the risk of future injury
• Identify keys areas of restrictions/weaknesses that may affect technical development
• To set specific exercise prescription for each individual and establish training goals
• Track athlete development as they grow
• Enhance performance
Our baseline screening programme forms the basis of all of our sport-specific screening packages. It can be adapted to suit most sports and activities to analyse the potential risks to the body through repetitive movements and postures.
I couldn’t have completed the marathon without the excellent attention and support I received from Physiofit
Sports Injury Treatment:
There is never a good time to get injured, but at Physiofit we will get to the root of the problem quickly getting you back on the field of play without delay. More importantly, we will work with you to establish why the injury occurred and what you can do to prevent recurrence. Our aim is to always return you to sport better prepared than you were before the injury.
Listen: we will send you a questionnaire before your appointment to ensure that we know as much as possible about your injury history, training load and your goals. We listen carefully to you gaining an understanding of you as an athlete and your goals.
Assess: Using our tried and tested screening programme we can identify the areas of your body that are weak and strong and gain a greater understanding of why you are injured and how to get you fit again.
Treat: We use a combination of techniques to facilitate healing and prevent recurrence.
Massage – including use of hawk grip tools
Compex muscle stimulation units to prevent muscle wasting and regain strength quickly
Strength and conditioning programmes
Return to sport protocols
Biomechanical analysis – including running analysis
Taping and strapping
Bracing and supports – we are a regional fitting centre for DJO and stock Ossur products
Sports Massage is one of the most effective ways to treat muscle injuries and pain and helps in prevention and recovery of muscles and tendons. We have several sports massage options available targeting relaxation, recovery or injury.
Our therapists will focus on your individual needs. Sports massage should be an integral part of an athlete’s training program; however, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from sports massage.
Benefits of deep tissue/sports massage:
Release scar tissue
Relieve pain due to injury or post exercise
Reduce muscle tension
Soft tissue therapy can be used alone or as part of our sports rehabilitation programmes.
Strength and Conditioning:
Our strength and conditioning programmes are available to those trying to prevent an injury, develop greater fitness and those recovering from an injury. The sessions take place at our rehabilitation centre within FITISM, Wilmslow. We offer 1:1 or small group strength and conditioning sessions which incorporate sport specific training, education, sleep and nutritional advice. We can help people new to strength programmes with how to move correctly, integrate weight training safely, in an age appropriate manner, tailoring it towards your sport or fitness goals. These sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities.
One of our Physiotherapists will perform a detailed assessment to gain an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. They will set a programme tailored to your individual needs and goals and include a combination of clinical exercise prescription and bespoke conditioning. We ensure your programme is functional, progressive, achievable and fun. You will be given access to your online exercise programme where you can watch videos of your exercises and print out photo instructions and step-by-step diagrams.
I'm so pleased to tell you that my leg/ankle held up last weekend. I won all three matches and England brought home the trophy!
Just the British Open left in a couple of weeks and I can then concentrate on fitness/strength over the summer. I never thought I would make it during the first few weeks and really appreciate you 'sorting me out'.
Our Specialist Sports:
Although we work regularly with athletes from a broad range of sports, we specialise in the prevention screening, treatment and performance of cricketers, golfers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. To find out more about each programme, click on the pictures below.