Here are a list of common questions SMC Sports Therapy are asked. If your question is not answered, or if you seek further information about our services please call us on 07846 433213 or email us

  • Is it still worth trying your practice if previous Sports Therapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic care did not help?
    Yes, a large number of our patients have had other previous treatments that has not been successful. Our practice philosophy is to determine the cause, alleviate the problem and then prevent further occurrence as we restore normal biomechanics and muscle balance.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    We do not have a set number of treatments for any condition – every patient is an individual. However, following your first appointment the Sports Therapist will discuss the anticipated number of treatments. You will be reassessed on each visit and if progress plateaus out or if no improvement seems apparent then your treatment will be altered accordingly or you will be referred on to a specialist.
  • Will I be expected to do anything in between treatments?
    We work in partnership with you to ensure your recovery is optimal and to minimise the chances of any relapse. Therefore, you will be given lots of things to think about and do during the week. What you do between treatments is just as important as your treatment.
  • Is Sports Therapy treatment appropriate for back and neck problems?
    Registered Sports Therapists are qualified to treat all spinal problems. In fact a large percentage of their workload consists of neck and back problems.
  • What is Electrotherapy?
    Electrotherapy includes Ultrasound and Interferential treatments. This involves the use of electrical energy waves which affect tissues by reducing swelling, pain and muscle spasm. Therefore, it promotes healing.
  • Should I stop my sports activity if I have suffered an injury?
    Get specialist advice from our Sports Therapists as to when you need to rest, work or play.
  • How long are appointments?
    Your first appointment will take a minimum of 1 hour and includes a full assessment and treatment. Follow-up appointments take between 30 and 45 minutes.
  • Are all your Sports Therapists fully qualified?
    Yes, all our Sports Therapists are Insured and Registered with The Society of Sports Therapists (M.S.S.T.).
  • What should I wear?
    Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothes. The therapist will need to see the affected body part, for the lower limbs bring shorts, for back problems the therapist may require you to remove your top.
  • Should I have medical notes and X-rays at hand?
    Any relevant information about condition will help the Sports Therapist make an informed assessment, so if possible please have x-rays and notes on hand.
  • How do I know if a Sports Therapist is fully qualified?
    All Registered Sports Therapists have undergone the required training and passed the necessary exams to enable them to practice. They will have the letters MSST after their names showing that they are also registered. The members of SMC Sports Therapy will be pleased to show you their certificates and registration documents. Alternatively when you know the name of the Sports Therapist that will be treating you, you can look up their registration by contacting the The Society of Sports Therapists.
  • What are your payment terms?
    Payment is made after each session either by Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, American Express), Cheque, Cash, or BACS.

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