Sports therapy and massage

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.

It utilises the principles of sport and exercise sciences incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the client for training, competition and work.

Although some physiotherapists focus on sports-related cases, sports therapy and rehabilitation is a separate profession, requiring a 3 year intense study at university. It is concerned with musculo- skeletal conditions arising from physical activity, not with general healthcare.

Sports massage reduces stress put on to the musculoskeletal system. It is an effective treatment used for the relief of pain, swelling, muscle spasm and restricted movement. Myofascial Release massage is a specialised physical and manual therapy used for the effective treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial tension and restrictions.

Massage increases blood flow to the muscle important in removing lactate post exercise through enhanced oxidation and diffusion out of the muscles. As muscles begin to naturally heal post injury, the fibres do not always align themselves as they were prior. This can result in the muscle not functioning as it should causing reduced flexibility, loss of range of motion and even effect how the muscle contracts. By manipulating the muscle, the fibre will align better allowing a fresh blood supply with plenty of oxygen flushing out any toxins that could hinder the recovery.

The treatments include:

  • Sports massage

  • Myofascial release

  • Joint mobilisations

  • Body and posture assessment

  • Kinesiology taping


Your sports therapist and sports masseur

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Nathan Cobern
BSc (Hons) Sports therapy

Nathan is a qualified Sports therapist and spent three years studying at Coventry University where he gained a first class degree in Sports Therapy.

His love of sport and the desire to help people in pain or discomfort get back to full health and in a better shape than they were before they were injured. Whether getting back into a sport or just to lead an active lifestyle, his extensive knowledge in injury prevention/management, treatment and rehabilitation techniques are easily translated into everyday life.

From back pain to old sporting injuries as well as rehabilitation of joints such as knees and elbows, he can help you achieve your personal goals. Nathan has a keen interest in Athletics particularly sprinting, and have competed at county and national level from a young age. He has coached young athletes for many years. Nathan is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) the lead body in Sports Therapy.

Sports therapy session times

Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm Sports therapy with Nathan
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm Sports therapy with Nathan
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm Sports therapy with Nathan
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm Sports therapy with Nathan

Sports therapy consultation fees

Sports therapy initial consultation 60 mins £50
Sports therapy follow up treatments 45 mins £50
Recovery massage 30 mins £35