What is Sport Therapist compared to a Physiotherapist?
Sports Therapists are not Physiotherapists, but Sports Therapists will apply “physiotherapy” skills because physiotherapy is defined as “the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods including massage, heat treatment, electricity and exercise, rather than drugs or surgery”. 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.
Do you offer same day appointments?
We do accept same day appointments at Scholes Sport Therapy, however this is only when their is availability. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking at least 3 days in advance, especially for evening sessions as theses are the most sort after.
What should I wear?
During both injury diagnosis and sport massage appointments you may need to partially undress. We recommend patients to bring a pair of shorts with them to each session. We use towels to keep you covered whenever possible and our team are trained to maintain client dignity at all times.
How often should I have Sports Massage?
This depends on your goals. Massage is a cumulative therapy. One treatment can give you great relief, but in order to continue improving, frequency is necessary and massage is most effective when it is received at least every two weeks, and for maintenance at least every 4-6 weeks.
What is your cancellation policy?
It's quite simple, you need to give us 24 hours’ notice if you want to avoid paying for a session you can't make. Why do we do this? For two reasons, firstly there are others who may be desperate to get in to see us, this period allows us to get them in for a session. The second is our livelihood, when we can't fill a slot we still have overheads to pay, we lose money and other potential new clients.