A Sports Therapist is trained to use Sports Massage, which includes Remedial Bodywork. This is primarily a deep tissue massage using various techniques designed to identify and rectify soft tissue problems. The main benefits are that it can reduce muscle soreness, release tension, both deep and superficial, thus improve mobility and circulation.
For those regularly participating in a sport, at any level, or those working in physical jobs, a regular treatment helps to at least maintain if not improve performance by decreasing recovery time, increasing mobility and helping maintain muscle elasticity. It can also help reduce the incidence of injuries through early detection and advice.
Do not think that Sports Massage is only for those who participate in a sport! Nowadays many of us spend hours a day sitting using a computer or on the phone. This can lead to the adoption of poor posture which leads to pain, stiffness, discomfort and/or tension in the back, neck and shoulders, even headaches. Sports Massage can help to alleviate these complaints and with advice on posture can reduce the recurrence of these problems.
Sports Injuries & Rehab
With her clinic experience and extensive work with local rugby clubs and Surrey County youth sides Sophie has acquired a proficient knowledge of injuries, especially acute, and first aid practice.
Rehabilitation and exercise prescriptions can not only help you recover from an injury but can also be preventative. To reach your goals you will need to put in the time and have good discipline. Sophie will be able to give you exercises specific to your injury and ability to help you recover, reduce your pain and manage your injury going forward.
. As a Sports Therapist there are limitations to our knowledge and training, if Sophie feels that the injury she is shown is beyond her scope she will refer you to another practitioner or consultant with your consent.
Sophie is now an APPI Pilates instructor (qualified in September 2020) mainly doing Standing and Mat Pilates for strength, balance and rehab.
Sophie Capito is a Sports Therapist with over 16 years experience working in private clinics and with rugby players across Surrey.