Sports Injury & Massage

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Sports Injury & Sports Massage

Many of the Physiotherapists at JK Physio have been involved in Physiotherapy for high class junior and senior athletes for many years.

Jo Kingston, Practice Director worked for World Class Hockey for 7 years and spent 4 years as Physiotherapist for the England U18 Men’s squad. Jo is still an active golfer and skier, and has an in-depth understanding of how physiotherapy can improve performance and prevent injury.

Other Physiotherapists within the team have special interests in football related injuries. One of our Physios spent three years at Crystal Palace Football Academy whilst another Physiotherapist in the team constructs sports specific rehabilitation programmes that yielded positive results, for example successfully returning a patient to playing football post ACL reconstruction. He also currently works alongside Gillingham Ladies FC and Kent Ladies FC as their first team physiotherapist. This has provided him with exposure to acute sports injuries and subsequent management.

Sports Massage and Physio

We offer Sports Massage at JK Physio.

The benefits of Sports Massage are fully appreciated by top level athletes who are often pushing their bodies hard in training and in competition. They usually work as part of an extended team from health professionals and strength and conditioning coaches to sports psychologists and nutritionists. This multi discipline approach is recognised as the best way of maintaining highly tuned athletes at ‘match fit’ level.  Andy Murray is the well-known example.

At JK Physio we appreciate its benefits for our community. The majority of our clients are aspiring to be at their best, whether for sport, for work or for everyday life. They are often suffering from injuries or dealing with longstanding aches and pains, so we recognise the benefits and need for a multidisciplinary team approach. So here at JK Physio, as well as in house Podiatry and running assessments, we also offer Sports Massage.

Jo Kingston, the Practice owner, has always seen the benefits and results from ‘hands on’ treatment, especially when carefully combined with skilled mix of treatment modalities such as exercise prescription, acupuncture, ergonomic advice and pain management. As such, she has developed a team of like-minded clinicians who see the benefits of ‘hands on’ treatment.

As Physiotherapists, treatment will be led by a detailed assessment, striving for a diagnosis, and the treatment very specifically focused on the target area.  When the acute problem is resolved we might work closely with our Sports Massage Therapist to create a full body treatment programme taking into consideration any underlying issues we have found on assessment.  In this way we feel we are offering a more tailored approach to treatment and a more successful management.  In reverse, if the Sports Massage Therapist feels detailed examination and treatment is required they will refer to us for a short course of treatment.

Good team work is they key…

Physio for Golfers

JK Physio offers detailed assessment of any injuries that may be caused by or affecting your ability to play golf. The Physiotherapists are trained and experienced in the biomechanical analysis related to a golf swing and can treat and advise appropriately.

The Practice has a strong working relationship with Golf Professionals in the area so enabling thorough effective management of any golf related problems.Physiotherapy is the treatment and diagnosis of injury, overuse problems, or disease, by non surgical means.

A Physiotherapist is also skilled at giving in depth advice on the management of these problems. This may include advice on whether to rest, exercise, apply ice, or use a brace for example. As well as ‘hands on’ techniques, Physiotherapists are often trained in other treatment means such as manipulation, electrotherapy, acupuncture and injection therapy.

Physio for Hockey

The Practice has a long association with local Hockey Clubs and has been heavily involved in the treatment of players of all levels.

Discounts are available for Hockey Club members.

To find out more, please get in touch.

Physio for Skiers

Physiotherapists at JK Physiotherapy offer expert advice and treatment following any skiing injury.

The Physiotherapists can advise prior to a skiing holiday on the best exercise and fitness training, especially if there is concern over a previous injury.

Joanne Kingston in particular is also a qualified ski instructor and as such has a full understanding of the demands on the body of skiing. Discounts are available for sessions for members of The Ski Club of Great Britain.

Physio for Sailing

Whether a dinghy sailor, a cruiser or an off shore racer, we can treat all injuries that may have occurred or may impact with your performance and enjoyment.

We can advise on the fitness and strength required and will advise you on how best to keep sailing. Jo is a dinghy sailor and Yachtmaster so has a full understanding on how Physiotherapy can help.

Physio for Football & Rugby

Physiotherapists within the team have special interests in football and rugby related injuries.

One of our Physios spent three years at Crystal Palace Football Academy whilst another Physiotherapist in the team constructs sports specific rehabilitation programmes that yielded positive results, for example successfully returning a patient to playing football post ACL reconstruction. He also currently works alongside Gillingham Ladies FC and Kent Ladies FC as their first team physiotherapist. This has provided him with exposure to acute sports injuries and subsequent management.

Looking after your Physiotherapy needs for over 21 years

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