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WHETHER YOU’RE RECOVERING FROM A SPORTS INJURY, HAVE RECENTLY HAD SURGERY, OR HAVE A LONG-TERM CONDITION HOLDING YOU BACK, OUR EXPERT PERFORMANCE PHYSIOTHERAPISTS IN OUR PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTRE AT STRIVE HEALTH CLUB CAN HELP. WHILE WE ARE EXPERTS IN SPORTING SCIENCE, YOU DON’T NEED TO BE SPORTY TO SEE OUR EXPERIENCED PHYSIOS – WE CATER TO ALL AGES AND ABILITIES.
Benefits of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists are trained professionals regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the UK – including Jersey. You can be confident in the knowledge that your sports physiotherapist has the required qualifications to practice safely and effectively.
Anyone with an illness or injury that impacts their ability to move or function to the required level can benefit from physiotherapy.
Here are just a few examples:
● Manage health conditions – They say that if exercise were a pill then everyone would be taking it – and physios are the prescribers! Physiotherapists are trained to work with a multitude of conditions including cardiac, respiratory, arthritis and weight-related issues. Whatever your fitness level, physios will design an appropriate rehabilitation programme to help you achieve your goals.
● Reduce pain – Acute and chronic pain can have a significant impact on a person’s day-to-day function. Physiotherapists are often able to advise on pain management techniques alongside gentle exercises to address the underlying cause.
● Improve mobility and flexibility – There are a host of reasons why a person may experience reduced flexibility in joints. These include injury, arthritis and muscle imbalance. Physios can assess, diagnose and treat such conditions using a number of techniques.
● Optimise sports performance – Sports physiotherapists have a particular interest in helping amateur and professional athletes achieve peak performance levels. By assessing muscle groups, training regimes and goals, performance physiotherapy can address any areas of weakness.
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Physiotherapists will often use manual techniques such as massage, joint mobilisation and trigger point release to help relieve pain, encourage movement and promote relaxation. They’ll use these methods alongside others to help facilitate rehabilitation and recovery.
A personalised exercise programme is the cornerstone of recovery, rehabilitation and performance optimisation.
As part of your physiotherapy sessions, you can expect to be taught exercises targeted at your problem zones. You may also be given core and whole-body exercises to enable long-term recovery and achieving training or functional goals.
Advice and education
Physiotherapists don’t look at an injury in isolation – they will take time to look holistically at your health and fitness. For example, if you have a back injury that just won’t go away, performance physios may look at strengthening your core. They might also offer advice on posture, movement habits and positions of comfort.
Depending on your sport physiotherapist’s skillsets and the nature of your injury, they may offer complementary techniques such as acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TENS) or kinesiology taping to facilitate training and recovery.
Our Head Physiotherapist, Jonny Picot is a specialist in sports physiotherapy and treats both members and non-members at Strive Health Club using its world-class facilities. Jonny has an impressive CV, having spent 11 years at Manchester United as one of the First Team physios. He has a vast amount of experience in rehabilitative techniques.
If you are looking for an experienced physio in Jersey then look no further – contact us to book an appointment.
Alongside our hydrotherapy, nutrition and physiotherapy services, we also offer a varied class timetable. You will find something for everyone, whether you are just starting out on your fitness journey or you’re an aspiring athlete.
Take a look at our class timetable to see what piques your interest.
A Strive membership grants you access to our professional facilities, personal coaching, and a bundle of Strive goodies.
As a Strive member, you’ll also have access to out Class Timetable where you can book trainer-led class on a day that suits you. We schedule up to 11 different classes per day – from Pilates and yoga to Strive Core and Strive Recover. Whether you’re keen to focus on Pilates or wish to branch out into other fitness classes, our timetable gives you plenty options to explore.