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Welcome to 'Therapy Corner'. My name is Steve and I am a sports therapist and movement guy. For those of you that care about backgrounds and qualifications I have a BSc (Hons) in Applied Sport Science from the University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Strength and Conditioning from the University of East London. I then decided to get into the therapy world and did my Sports Therapy qualifications and lots of CPD since. I work with a complete range of people from performance athletes to people who suffer with chronic pain and do not adopt a traditional approach. Unlike a lot of Physiotherapists or Chiropractors, for example, who often just work at the site of pain I instead focus on why something is happening, or why it has happened. By looking in detail at the way people move, taking a detailed injury history of everything (no matter how small it seems) and looking at how an individual compensates it is not only possible to reduce pain but also improve performance. This is as applicable for a sprinter, a rugby player, a powerlifter, or someone who just wants to be able to unload the washing machine without pain.
What we would like to create with this column is an informal Q&A. Rather than just someone ranting we would like topic suggestions for what you would like to know about. Be it injury prevention, rehabilitation things or even a different point of view for exercise technique, choice, biomechanical demands and so on. What we cannot do is address specific injury concerns as there are too many extraneous factors.
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