A Sports Therapist 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. Physiotherapy is more general and exercise based, whereas Sports Therapists are a bit more “hands-on”.
During your first session an initial consultation will take place. A series of questions will help identify what is causing your injury/ pain, this includes medical history, any previous injuries and a description of the present complaint. A practical assessment will then test any relevant ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints of the body so an appropriate treatment plan can be formulated. You will receive the relevant treatment and finally be given some rehabilitation exercises/ stretches to continue at home.
Yes, anyone suffering with muscle or joint pain can benefit from treatment whether it be an injury sustained from working out in the gym or digging up weeds in the garden. I treat people of all ages, sizes and sporting abilities so don’t feel that if you aren’t involved in sport you can’t see a Sports Therapist. I also see a lot of people who suffer with neck, back and shoulder pain from being stuck at a desk all day!
There is plenty of free parking at Thatcham Football Club. Once parked, look out for the A-Board signs which direct you to Ruth Mills Therapies, they direct you through the gate towards the Football pitch then I’m up there on the right.
The first session takes approximately 60mins (costing £50), any subsequent sessions are 45mins (costing £43) unless it is agreed that longer would be beneficial.
This will depend on several factors such as whether your injury is acute or chronic or if you are coming more for a MOT! New patients may find that one treatment per week for 3- 4 weeks will make a great improvement then we can lengthen out the appointments to every 2-3 weeks. Maintenance massages can work well monthly or every 6- 8 weeks, it really depends on how each individual reacts to treatment.
I use oil for massage so you will need to wear appropriate clothing. Depending on where the injury is you may need to remove some clothing, towels are used to make you feel more comfortable. Shorts are useful when working on the legs and lower back.
Yes I can take card or cash payment.
Cards accepted are Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Debit, Discover, Diners Club, Union Pay, JCB and Worldpay
Yes I do gift vouchers valid for 12 months. These are usually for a deep tissue massage treatment of either 45mins (£43) or 60mins (£50).
It depends on the health insurer and what level of cover you have. My advice would be to check with the provider first.