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MASSAGE & SOFT TISSUE THERAPY

More about Massage & Soft Tissue Therapy

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, enthusiastic exerciser, a commuter, a busy parent balancing the demands of work and home, or if you simply spend too much time chained to your computer, massage can benefit you.

Despite the term “sports massage”, you certainly don’t need to be a sportsperson to feel the benefits of this excellent all-around treatment. Rediscover your zest for life, as you lose stress, gain energy and improve your all-around quality of life!

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Ease every day aches and pains
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Reduce post exercise muscle soreness
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Improve your sporting performance
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Help you to achieve your full physical potential
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Reduce feeling of stress
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Prevent injury
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Keep your body working at it’s best
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Improve recovery times after exercise
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Optimise your training program
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Improve and speed recovery time post-injury
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Facilitate return to training
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Help you enjoy everyday life, free from pain

Why choose goPhysio?

Don’t just take our word for it, we have hundreds of happy patients willing to share their thoughts on their goPhysio experiences. You can read more reviews here.

I am writing this email to recognise all your team. I had a regular sports massage visit today with Will. As always the personal interaction with reception, in this case, Jade, was exceptional. Always welcoming and reassuring. Today as I have for a number of occasions now, I was been treated by Will. His professionalism and understanding were of a high standard as always. For such a young person (they are all young to me!!) I have always been impressed by his attitude and caring approach. I appreciate you have all had challenges during this past year, but to see how upbeat the staff have been throughout is a credit to you all.

– Gavin

How does massage & Soft Tissue Therapy help?

Massage and soft tissue therapy is a targeted treatment to ease and relieve areas of tension, tightness and pain.

It is perfect if you have generalised or specific areas of tension, that may have built up over time. It can also be a great way to boost performance and help recovery if you are training for or recovering from an event.

Book an appointment

To start your road to recovery, contact us to book your appointment. Call 023 8025 3317 or book your appointment online.

FAQs

What does Shockwave Therapy involve?

At goPhysio, we follow a strict protocol and guidelines to assess the suitability of SWT for your injury. If SWT will help you, treatment will start on your first session with us.

Each session will be tailored to your individual needs and goals, but as a guide your first session will be 45 minutes including a full injury assessment, diagnosis and your first SWT treatment. We incorporate shockwave treatment alongside our other treatments at no extra charge.

What will happen during a SWT treatment?

The SWT machine has a handheld device, which delivers kinetic energy. This is converted into a mechanical shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin. Some gel may be used on your skin. During the treatment, we will deliver a set number of shock wave energy pulses to your injured area. You may find the initial few minutes a little sore until your body starts to release endorphins (your body’s natural pain killer) and then you should experience a dull, soothing, numbing effect in the painful area.
The overall treatment will last between 15 – 20 minutes, during which we’ll also give you injury advice and exercises to further help your recovery.

It is recommended that you have one SWT session a week. A total of 3-4 sessions is normally needed for mild cases, 6 or more may be needed for longer-term, more severe injuries.

Feedback from other patients who’ve had SWT is that the treatment feels very specific to the problem area i.e. “it’s right on it”, “it’s getting right to it”, “I can feel it doing its job”. Following the SWT treatment session, there can be an ongoing sensation of healing between treatments. This is perfectly normal.

How much does Shockwave Treatment Cost?

Shockwave treatment is included in your appointment costs. If you have private medical insurance, such as Bupa, we have individual arrangements with insurance companies, so please contact us directly to discuss booking shockwave therapy.

What are the benefits of Shockwave treatment?

It’s non-invasive (not like surgery) No anaesthetic is required
No medication is required
It’s a safer alternative to steroid injections or surgery
It’s a quick treatment, it just takes 5-8mins of actual shockwave application per session. On average 4-7 sessions are normally required.
There are fewer complications than injections or surgery
It numbs the pain quickly and you can be virtually painless after the treatment

goPhysio at a glance...

You

Our care is focused on listening to you, solving your injury problems and achieving your goals.

Appointments within 24 hours

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Great Facilities

We invest in our clinic and facilities, providing you a top notch experience in wonderful surroundings.

20 years in the business

We know what works! Over the years we've learnt how to deliver the best possible care and service.

Free onsite parking

We’re easy to get to and find, with free on-site parking.

Get to the root

We quickly get to the bottom of your problem, finding and addressing the real cause, not just the symptoms.

Evening Appointments

We're open until late to fit appointments around your busy lifestyle.

Hassle Free

From first contacting us, we'll support you every step of the way and make your recovery journey easy.

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