Our clients always have hundred of questions, we’ve collected years of knowledge and questions here to hopefully give you an answer, quicker!
How has Covid-19 affected your practice?
The UK government has given our governing body (The Society of Sports Therapist) the green light to open “COVID-Secure” clinics again from Monday 10th July. Prior to opening, we conducted a thorough risk assessment to minimise the risk of any virus transmission. A gap is scheduled between each client to allow for enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all surfaces and high contact areas, and the doors and windows are left open to ventilate the clinic (This will not cut into your treatment time). Fresh, clean towels and couch covers are used for each client. During treatments, our therapists will be in PPE and clients are asked to wear a face mask throughout their treatment.
The Recovery Room’s goal is to provide a quality service to all of our clients in a timely manner.
If for any reason you need to cancel your appointment, please give us 24 hours notice where possible. There will be a charge of 50% of the cost of your appointment if you cancel within 24 hours.
There will also be a charge of 100% of the cost of your appointment if you fail to show up without prior warning.
What is Sports Therapy/ A Sports Therapist?
Sports therapy is an aspect of healthcare that involves the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of a patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.
The Society of Sports Therapists state that sports therapy utilises the principles of sport and exercise science incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Sports therapists are allied health professionals with expertise in musculoskeletal disorders. They treat pain and injuries through hands-on treatment and rehabilitation. They undergo an intensive three-year degree which focusses primarily on the musculoskeletal system and on restoring, maintaining and maximising movement to relieve pain and increase the quality of life.
Graduate Sports Therapists, who are Members of the Society, have skills which are based around these five components;
Prevention, Recognition and evaluation Management: treatment and referral, Rehabilitation, Education and professional practice issues.
What is the difference between Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy?
There is a lot of overlap and an abundant of the basic training is the same for Sports Therapy and Physiotherapy, but much will depend on the practitioners training and experience. In terms of undergraduate training, physiotherapy is more about getting someone out of a hospital bed and back to work. Sports Therapy is focused on getting someone who is relatively able but can’t enjoy or get back to their favourite sport, exercise, work or normal daily activities, because of pain or dysfunction.
Do I have to participate in sports to see a sports therapist?
No! At the recovery room we believe that every individual of all ages and abilities are entitled to high quality treatment. Everyone can benefit from sports therapy or sports massage; you don’t have to be an athlete or participate in sports to become injured or experience chronic pain. Sports Therapy aids in the prevention and rehabilitation of injury with the aim of getting you back everyday life pain free and with an optimum level of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness.
I work 9-5, can I get an appointment outside of normal working hours?
Yes! At The Recovery Room we are open for appointments 7 days a week, including late evenings and weekends to fit around your busy schedule. Contact us for more information.
Monday: 12:00 – 21:00
Tuesday: 09:00 – 21:00
Wednesday: 12:00 – 21:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 20:00
Friday: 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
Sunday: 09:00 – 13:00
What can I expect from initial consultations or further treatment sessions?
Your first visit anywhere can be daunting when you’re not sure what to expect… Let us put your mind at ease and explain the process.
Firstly, you will need to fill out a consultation form. This will consist of contact details, health questions, current and previous injury info and your consent for treatment and investigation. Just ask us if you need any help completing this. (Remember your reading glasses if needed 👓).
We will then discuss in detail your injury/concern, followed by a full assessment. You may wish to wear comfy, loose clothing to your appointment as you will be required to move around. We may need to assess other areas of the body as well to identify the issue, eg; if you have pain in your hip, we may need to also look at your back or knees to.
We will then decide on the appropriate treatment, explain what our plan of management and describe what we are doing throughout. This will be followed by advice of suitable aftercare, such as exercise, and stretches. (We will more than likely give you some homework to do 📚)
Do you treat under 18’s?
Yes, we treat under 18’s at the recovery room. However, if under 16 they will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have consent from guardian/parent to attended alone and consent to treatment.
Where exactly is your clinic?
The Recovery Room is based in central Southsea. You will find our clinic on the corner of Wilton Place.
27a Marmion Road,
If you have any other questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.