A sports therapist is a specialist who treats and cares for athletes who are injured or in pain using massage techniques.
Sports therapists offer advise and help on how to avoid injuries while participating in sports and fitness. A Sports Massage Therapist will employ a variety of techniques to help a patient return to full fitness through rehabilitation programmes if they suffer an injury.
An initial consultation with Ruth will involve filling out a record card to help gain a comprehensive understanding of what has led you to seek treatment. A sports therapist will use a variety of tests to work out what is causing pain and dysfunction; including assessing range of movement, strength and balance. Ruth focuses on a hands-on treatment approach and may incorporate deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, assisted stretches, exercise prescription, injury prevention advise, kinesiology taping and therapeutic ultrasound
With over 16 years’ experience Ruth has built up an extensive clientele throughout the West Berkshire and North Hampshire area.
Ruth uses a range of treatments to help relieve pain and get people back to full fitness, including deep tissue massage and joint mobilisations.
Need more information from Ruth or if you would like to book and appointment, please do hesitate to contact us.
Their training is fairly similar, with the exception that Sports Therapy will focus on the musculoskeletal system (muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints) from the beginning of their 3 years at university. This means there is a great deal of time spent studying muscle testing, soft tissue technique, functional movement and exercise selection.
My aim is to get to the root cause of your problem to permanently solve all of your pain or injuries
A sports therapist will use a variety of tests to work out what is causing pain and dysfunction; including assessing range of movement, strength and balance.
Ruth focuses on a hands-on treatment approach and may incorporate deep tissue massage, joint mobilisation, assisted stretches, exercise prescription, injury prevention advise, kinesiology taping and therapeutic ultrasound .
Reduction in muscle tension, muscular pain and discomfort. A reduced recovery time post injury and so much more.
Getting you back on track
Sports massage techniques are typically fast-paced and include stretching and compression movements. Throughout a treatment, a sports massage therapist will use a variety of deep tissue techniques such as longitudinal stripping, friction techniques, tapotement, and muscle energy techniques such as PNF stretching, active movement, and trigger point compression.
Lets get you back to your phenomenal self
Ruth Mills Therapies is fantastic! Ruth is very knowledgeable, approachable and friendly, putting you at ease. She has a lot of experience and understanding to ensure correct diagnosis and treatment plans, and explains the issue and the treatment clearly. As my job is very physical, the importance of maintenance and effective treatment is key and Ruth is able to adapt and address treatments accordingly. She is flexible and accommodating when it comes to arranging appointments. I would highly recommend Ruth to anyone who needed treatment for injury, maintenance, or just a good deep massage!
Would highly recommend Ruth. Following a Grade 3 Calf Tear, I was looking for a Sports Therapist to support me on a ongoing nature with reducing the risk of a reoccurrence.Playing football 3-4 times per week means the risk of it happening again is always there but seeing Ruth on a regular basis, I have noticed a significant difference in my recovery times, muscle condition, general well-being and overall confidence.Always a friendly welcome, professional and great value. Would highly recommend 60mins+Thanks for all you do Ruth
Ruth is an amazing sports therapist, I have seen her for my sports massage and she will work her magic every time. I have used Ruth during all of my training and events which have included 4 ultra marathons and she has looked after me well. Ruth is very knowledgeable in her field and will help with advice if you need it. I highly recommend if you have any niggles, aches or pains then Ruth is the lady to see, she will certainly keep you in tip top shape and keep your muscles working.
After suffering for years with bad back & sciatica and various physiotherapists I came to see Ruth, WOW I wish I had used Ruth years ago as I feel like a new person last night was the 1st night in a VERY long time I was able to sleep on my side without the feeling my ribs were going to break, I have had a good night sleep pain free, thank you so much Ruth, you honestly have the magic touch.
I have been to Ruth for many years. Initially for injury recovery and now I continue to see her for maintenence. She is very warm and welcoming and professionalml. Recommends exercises to help improve pain, with her wide range of knowledge I feel very safe and well looked after each time I visit.Located in an easy place with free parking I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ruth to anyone.
Seen Ruth a couple of times for some neck and back issues. Ruth has managed to make my life a whole lot easier with helping to release areas that had been very stubborn. Would highly recommend Ruth to all those that need help.
Brilliant. Ruth was very friendly and welcoming. She had some great advice for my worn out knees and gave me a fantastic massage.
Fantastic Sports Massage. Saw Ruth following a Grade 2 Calf Tear and now wouldn’t look anywhere else. Skilled at her profession and would highly recommend.
Went to Ruth with tight shoulders from an old car accident and office job. Feel much better now and will be sure to return when I have further issues. Friendly and professional.
Ruth is a great physio, really helped me when I damaged my rotator cuff.
Very friendly, lovely lady and felt at ease. Had a treatment after suffering with back and shoulder pain and helped lots!
Will definitely return in the future.
Thank you so much for my treatment, can highly recommend.
Just used ruth to sort my shoulder pain would highly recommend her.