Frequently Asked Questions- FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions – most common FAQs that people ask when deciding about a service offered by Sports Corrective Therapy- Cambridge.
- I don’t have a sports injury but I am still in pain, will Sports Therapy and Sports Massage help me?
Yes, definitely. Sports Therapy can help most people, even adolescent injuries! It can help anyone who has muscular aches from digging in the garden to working out at the gym. Even if you have carried a heavy bag and hurt your shoulder, we can help!
- What is Sports Therapy and how does it differ from Physiotherapy?
According to the society of Sports Therapists, Sports Therapy is an “aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability”. Physiotherapy is more general and exercise based, whereas Sports Therapists are a bit more “hands-on”.
- How many treatments will I need?
This depends on several factors such as whether you have an acute or chronic injury, a condition, or whether you generally need an MOT! It also depends on how well you respond to treatments. Generally, if it’s a maintenance massage, people go for once a month, others twice a month, some even come on a three monthly basis!
The aim of treatment is to get you better from an injury and to work and guide you through an exercise programme that is uniquely set up for you. Some have weekly treatments, bi-weekly, some even have two treatments a week but it really does depend on your decision. But remember we can only advise and guide you in the right direction, the rest is up to you!
- How do I make an appointment?
Simply go to the “Contact Us” page and choose a method that suits you!
- How long are the treatment sessions?
The Initial consultation is an hour because I will need to ask you certain questions and go through a specific process. Treatment sessions are an hour or 30 minutes and depends on the injury and how much there is to get through.
- How much are treatment sessions and do I have to pay in advance?
An hour is £50 and 30 minutes is £35. For single sessions, I take payment at the end, either by card, cash or cheque. Block of treatment sessions must be paid for in advance. Late cancellations (less than 24 hours) and missed appointments will be charged 50% of the full price.
- What happens in the Initial consultation?
A series of questions will help us identify what is causing your injury/ pain, this includes medical history, any previous injuries, description of present complaint, and then the practical assessment begins. This is to test the ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints of the body. Once we know what is going on, we will then start treatment and give you some exercises to go away and do. The treatment may consist of using oils for massage techniques. We will demonstrate them and get you to do them so you know exactly how to do them, we will even email you them over so you have them to look back on!
- Then what happens after the treatment?
Sometimes you may feel post-treatment soreness and this is a good thing. It is a bit like going to the gym and having a hard session and getting DOMS, but not as bad! This soreness usually wears off after 24 hours, so don’t push yourself too much the day after treatment.
- Can I park at the clinic?
Yes you can park opposite the gym for free and it is a very convenient location in Cambridge, so it is easy to find.
- Do you have any offers?
Yes, we have block sessions for sports massage – buy 4 and get 2 free or buy 10 and get 2 free! We also have seasonal offers too.
- What should I bring?
We usually use oil for treatment sessions so you will need to wear appropriate clothing. It would be handy if you could bring shorts and t-shirt.
- Where is the clinic?
We are a Cambridge-based clinic located on Copley Hill Business Park inside a gym called House of Fitness. The business park is not far from Addenbrooke’s hospital and Gog Magog Farm shop.
- What qualifications do Sports Therapists have?
Sports Therapists hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Therapy and we hold membership and insurance with Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). You can find our therapists on the ‘find my therapist’ page on the FHT’s website. We also have membership with The Sports Therapy Association and they provide us with updated courses for educational purposes.
- Can I claim through my private health insurance?
It depends on the health insurer and what level of cover you have. Our advice would be to check with the provider first.
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