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Clinical and Sports Massage

Clinical and Sports Massage should play an important role not just in any sportsperson's life, but for anyone who regularly suffers from muscular tension.

Massage will:

  • Maintain the body in better condition
  • Prevent injuries, muscle imbalances and loss of mobility
  • Restore mobility to injured muscles tissue
  • Enhance performance
  • Extend the overall life of a person's sporting career

Physical Effects are:

Increased tissue permeability - Deep massage helps remove waste products such as lactic acid, encouraging muscles to take up oxygen and fresh nutrients to help them recover quicker.

Stretching - Massage can help stretch bundles of muscle fibres, both lengthways and sideways, so releasing any tension or pressure build-up. This is especially important to those with desk and computer based jobs where back, neck and shoulder problems are prevalent.

Break down scar tissue - Scar tissue is the result of previous injuries and can affect muscles , tendons and ligaments. This can lead to inflexible tissues that are further prone to injury and pain.

Improves tissue elasticity - Intensive training can make muscles hard and inelastic and therefore inefficient. Improvements are less likely and injuries almost inevitable. Massage helps reverse this process by increased circulation and stretching the tissues.

Opens micro-circulation - Massage increases blood flow to tissues dilating the blood vessels, enabling nutrients to pass through more easily. Conversely, a tight muscle deprives the tissues of vital nutrients and energy to repair.

Relaxation - Massage causes muscles to relax through heat generation, increased circulation and stretching of tissues.

Emily Davies M.Ost, (Master of Osteopathy)

Emily Davies qualified with a Masters degree in osteopathy from The Bristish School of Osteopathy, europeís premier osteopathic university.

She has traveled all over the World and was chosen to work in the Victoria university clinic in Melbourne treating a diverse range of conditions. Apart from being a popular and experienced Osteopath she is also  a qualified laser therapist, using our state of the art laser suite to help our patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

Although back and neck pain are the most common conditions she treats she also is experienced in treating knee, shoulder, elbow,  and many more conditions.

Sports Rehabilitation

Early and correct treatment of sports injuries is vital for the most effective recovery. Sports injuries are treated to ensure optimal recovery and return to sport as soon as possible. The sports person will be provided with a sport specific rehabilitation programme and given advice to prevent re-injury.

Due to there knowledge of elite sport Osteopaths and physiotherapists always provide a full rehabilitation programme that is tailored to your requirements as part of a comprehensive aftercare programme.

At Martin Davies Osteopaths we have staff that work at the highest level in elite sport and have worked in a wide variety of sports which include:-

  • Football Everton , Liverpool, Crewe Alex and Nantwich Town football clubs
  • Rugby League Widnes and St Helens
  • Rugby Union
  • Athletics
  • Golf, Registered PGA Golf health professional
  • Cycling and triathletes
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Wimbledon Championships
  • Shooting
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts inc Karate

Golf Swing Assessment and Analysis

Martin Davies is a registered PGA Golf health Professional working with many Professional and amateur golfers to improve their health. He is frequently invited to major championships across Europe to work with the top professionals.

Golf swing analysis is the first step in determining whether your injury is directly related to your swing technique. We will review your swing at the Osteopathic clinic. We will be able to see dysfunctional movement in real time, which will be explained to you in detail. We can then implement a treatment plan that will incorporate the principles of Osteopathic medicine, which will help you achieve your goals thereby enhancing your swing and handicap.

Ergonomic and Postural Advice

Ergonomic advice is invaluable at work and home to help prevent pain caused by repetitive movements, poor seating, desk position and computer alignment. You will also be advised on maintaining a good posture and shown how to do this to prevent aches and pains caused by poor posture during and after the working day.