Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy.
Sports Massage is not just for sports people. Whatever your age, activity level, health condition or occupation, regular targeted massage by a clinically qualified therapist can be hugely beneficial.
Annie Colman is Guildford Chiropractic Centre’s Soft Tissue Therapist.
Annie Holds a BSc. (Hons). Degree in Applied Sports Science, a BTEC Lvl. 5 Dip. Soft Tissue Therapist. She is a fully qualified Sports Massage Therapist, Advanced Biomechanics Coach and Clinical Pilates Instructor. In addition, Annie has further training in pregnancy massage, pre- and post-natal pilates, kinesiology taping and podiatric biomechanics.
For three years, Annie was the Lead Sports Therapist for the London Lions professional basketball team based at the Olympic Park. She has also worked in Cobham and Horsley for over eight years.
Annie enjoys treating and teaching clients from all areas of life and sport with clients who’s issues are related to all kinds of lifestyles. From desk workers, to international jet setters, builders and gardeners, weekend warriors, fitness instructors, Olympic medal winning athletes and everything in between.
Who and What Can Soft Therapy Help?
- Muscular aches and pains.
- Sports massage for performance or recovery.
- Minor soft tissue injuries.
- Relieving symptoms of tendon and ligament sprains.
- Muscle strains.
- Joint alignment, posture and muscle balance.
- Loss of flexibility and tightness.
- Referral from Chiropractor, Physiotherapist or other healthcare professional.
- To relieve the symptoms of overuse injuries such as tennis and golfers elbow, Achilles tendinopathy, runners and jumpers knee and plantar fasciitis.
Q: Should I see a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist or a Soft Tissue Therapist?
A: Although our therapist is degree level qualified, Soft Tissue Therapists are not primary health care professionals. Soft Tissue Therapists do not diagnose injuries or prescribe medical treatment. The scope of a Soft Tissue Therapist is to assess and treat minor soft tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, general muscular aches and imbalances. Patients with a new injury or unexplained pain that requires diagnosis should see one of our Chiropractors or Physiotherapists.
If you are unsure, please speak to one of our team.
Q: What Happens during a Soft Tissue Therapy/ Sports Massage treatment?
Your treatment will begin with a biomechanical and postural assessment.
It is recommended you to wear loose clothing and bring a pair of shorts you can move in.
Clients are covered at all times during treatment and will only be asked to take off items of clothing if they are comfortable to do so.
Treatment may include: light or deep tissue massage techniques; mobilisation and stretching; soft tissue release; muscle energy techniques; kinesiology taping and remedial exercise.
Treatment will be tailored to your needs.